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.
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early said Thursday that a 2-year-old boy, 5-year-old boy, 7-year-old girl and an adult woman were found dead in a West Brookfield, Massachusetts home. Watch the press conference via CBS Boston.
CBS News. Tue, 11 May 2021 16:16:12 -0400.
Police in Massachusetts fatally shot a man who repeatedly rammed his SUV into the front doors of a police station and aimed a rifle at officers early Sunday, a county district attorney said.
Stephen Sorace. Fox News. Mon, 10 May 2021 18:28:02 GMT.
HOPKINTON, Mass. (AP) - Family members and activists are demanding answers in the death of a Black teen whose body was found near her home in a Boston suburb last month. ...
Washington Times. Sat, 08 May 2021 13:52:34 -0400.