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Massachusetts At a Glance
Massachusetts is rich in history and traditions. It became the sixth state on February 6, 1788. The American Revolution began here and we have had five presidents come from our great state.


Captial- Boston

State Seal and Motto
"By the sword we seek peace but peace only under liberty."

State Quarter with Minuteman design

State flower- Mayflower

State bird- Chickadee

State berry- Cranberry

State Marine Mammal- Right Whale

State tree- American Elm

State insect

State dog

License plate

State fish- Atlantic Cod

Popular local food- lobster

Popular tourist destination-
USS Constitution
(The oldest commissioned warship in the world.)

Native people of Massachusetts- Wampanoag, Nauset, Massachuset, Nipmuc, Pocumtuc, Pennacook, and Mahican

Below are sites for
Activities and Information

Cape Cod


MA History and Trivia

Massachusetts Symbols

MA Firsts

MA Map and Quiz

MA history of one house

"Within These Walls"

John Adams Powerpoint by student

MA and Minting Coins

Another Map of MA

Salem Witchcraft

MA Info

Old Sturbridge Village for Kids-Click on For Kids, then Kids Club

MA Historical Society

Battle of Bunker Hill

Stories About MA

The background music is

"Massachusetts" by the Bee Gees

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This site created and maintained by
Deborah Thonus Ó 2002-2007



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