Massachusetts: The Bay State
Map of U.S. showing location of Massachusetts



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.

Massachusetts  state flag



State Tree: American elm; State Bird: black-capped chickadee; State Flower: mayflower; State Quarter



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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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