STATEHOOD: 1788; 6th state
ATTRACTIONS: Cape Cod National Seashore, Plymouth Rock
FUN FACT: The first permanent European settlement in New England was established in 1620 when people aboard the Mayflower landed near Plymouth on the coast of Massachusetts.
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Photo credits: ThereseMcK, iStockphoto (elm); Michael Mill, Dreamstime (chickadee); Sarah Jessup, Shutterstock (mayflower); ellesenterprises, Dreamstime (flag); Kary Nieuwenhuis, iStockphoto (quarter)
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