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Bay State

Old Colony State

Name: a large hill place (Algonquian)

Distinction: Massachusetts has the longest single-word name.
Geographic Oddity:

      The geographical center of Boston is in Roxbury.
      Due north of the center we find the South End.
      This is not to be confused with South Boston,
      which lies directly east from the South End.
      North of South Boston is East Boston, and
      southwest of East Boston is the North End.

Famous Native: Paul Revere ~ silversmith & horseman
Famous Small Town: Nantucket [pop.14K] ~ historic whaling center

Notable Landmarks:
  Natural = Plymouth Rock
  Man-Made = Old North Church

Favorite City Name: Braintree

Something you might hear a Bay Stater state: "Dawn breaks over Marblehead."
(Translation = "Oh, now I get it.")

Little Known Factoid: In the Charlestown section of Boston . . .

If I could live anywhere in Massachusetts, it would be in a lighthouse on Cape Cod. Then I could take my boat over to Chappahicquiddick.