When the sailing ship Mayflower landed near Plymouth on the Massachusetts coast in 1620, Native Americans were already established in the area. Salem and Boston were settled within a short time after. Massachusetts' early economy was mostly based on shipping, whaling, and fishing. By the 19th century, factories were taking advantage of abundant water power. A skilled labor force developed, partly due to Massachusetts' multiple colleges and universities.
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Massachusetts is the 45th largest state in the USA, bordered by New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the Atlantic Ocean. Several maps of Massachusetts are included on the website.
Learn about rural, suburban, and urban real estate markets in Massachusetts. Real estate agents, buyers, and sellers will appreciate the Massachusetts real estate resources on this page.
This Massachusetts map page includes a detailed, scalable road map of Massachusetts, as well as Interstate highway routes, scenic road information, and state transportation links.
New Hampshire is the 44th largest state in the United States. It is bounded to the north by the Canadian Province of Quebec, to the south by Massachusetts, to the west by Vermont, and to the east by Maine.
New York is the 30th largest state in the USA, bordered by the Canadian Provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and the states of New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the USA, bordered by Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit this site to learn more about Rhode Island and find printable maps of the state.
Basketball is a popular sport that originated in Springfield, Massachusetts. Learn about the history of the sport as well as the names of the NBA (National Basketball Association) basketball teams.
Vermont is the 43rd largest USA state, bordered by the Canadian Province of Quebec, as well as the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York. Visit this site to view printable maps of Vermont.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Three suspected members of the MS-13 gang in Massachusetts were convicted on Monday of participating in gang-related murders, in a case U.S. ...
Reuters. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:09:12 -0400.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Saturday that he would make a decision on whether to support President Donald Trump in 2020 "down the road" as he campaigns for a Senate seat in this November's elections.
Newsmax. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 21:17:04 EDT.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is taking steps ensure that commuter rail engineers with poor personal driving records aren't putting passengers' safety at risk. ...
Washington Times. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:50:51 -0400.