Friday, May 22, 2015

Covering America – block 21 Massachusetts

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This week’s block is Massachusetts!

(finally an easy block to construct!)

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Here’s some facts about this state

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Admission to Statehood: February 6, 1788 (6th State)

Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.

There is a house in Rockport built entirely of newspaper.

The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.

Quincy boasts the first Dunkin Donuts on Hancock Street and the first Howard Johnson's on Newport Ave.

The first U.S.Postal zip code in Massachusetts is 01001 at Agawam.

The Mather school was founded in Dorchester in 1639. It is the first public elementary school in America.

The Boston Tea Party reenactment takes place in Boston Harbor every December 16th.

The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie.

The first World Series, 1903: the Boston “Americans” (became the Red Sox in 1908) vs. the Pittsburg Pirates (Pittsburgh had no “h” between 1890–1911)

(The site I have bookmarked for funny facts didn’t have Massachusetts in there)

 

If you made the block link up below and comment that you did.

1 comment:

Josie McRazie said...

Awwe no funnys.... I share them with Honey man!! I guess ill have to look up some of my own! Lol (yup I'm a bit behind in my blog reading! Summer gets busy)