Welcome to Massachusetts! This is a state that is rich in history and culture. It has always been that way, since before its official entrance into the union. Looking at places like Boston, we can tell that there is a diverse culture brewing on the streets of Massachusetts. Harvard was the first college established in North America, in 1636. It is a university so large in size, there is not one universal mailing address that will fit every office.
Outside the Children’s Museum in Boston, there is a large milk bottle. If it were real, it would hold nearly 60,000 gallons of milk. That is a lot of milk to drink, and perhaps could be consumed on Thanksgiving. Plymouth was the first place to celebrate the holiday. Now it is a national holiday celebrated by nearly religion.
Load up the car and come on down. Here are a few things to keep your anticipation level high.
- The USS Constitution ‘Old Ironsides’, the oldest fully commissioned vessel in the US Navy is permanently berthed at Charlestown Navy Yard. Since 1897 the ship has been overhauled several times in Dry Dock 1.
- The visible portion of Plymouth Rock is a lumpy fragment of glacial moraine about the size of a coffee table, with the date 1620 cut into its surface. After being broken, dragged about the town of Plymouth by ox teams used to inspire Revolutionaries, and reverently gouged and scraped by 19th-century souvenir hunters, it is now at rest near the head of Plymouth Harbor.
- Norfolk County is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.
- The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
- Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
Anyway you look at it, Massachusetts is a great place to visit, or move to.