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The Bay State – Massachusetts

Massachusetts, one of the original 13 colonies is commonly known as “The Bay State.” America’s first public beach, Revere Beach is located in The Bay State. Harvard University, the first and the oldest institution of higher education in the country is also located here.

The Bay State - Massachusetts

Following are few quick facts about Massachusetts.

State motto of Massachusetts – Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)

State song – All Hail to Massachusetts

Nick names – Bay State; Old Colony State

State insect – Ladybug

State flower – Mayflower

State bird – Chickadee

State colors – Blue, Green and Cranberry

State beverage – Cranberry juice

Major industries of Massachusetts include textiles, electronics, publishing, education, tourism and fishing. The state has a lot of historical monuments including USS Constitution, Boston Harbor, Paul Revere Statue in Boston and John F. Kennedy National Historic Site. Must see places of the state include Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Freedom Trail, Freedom Trail, Fenway Park, Nantucket, New England Aquarium and Worcester Art Museum.

Here are few famous native residents of Massachusetts 

Susan B. Anthony, woman suffragist

George H. W. Bush, former president of the U.S.

Emily Dickinson, poet

Benjamin Franklin, statesman and scientist

John F. Kennedy, former president of the U.S.

Matt Damon, actor

Bette Davis, actress

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