5 Interesting Facts about Massachusetts

1. Boston is the oldest city

The famous city of Boston was founded in 1630 which makes it the oldest city in the United States History.

2. Liquid fueled Rocket

Robert Goddard, inventor of the first liquid fueled rocket, was born and lived much of his life in Worcester and launched the first rocket fueled with liquid fuel from the neighboring town of Auburn

3. Harvard

Harvard was the first college established in North America. Harvard was founded in 1636. Because of Harvard’s size there is no universal mailing address that will work for every office at the University

4. First Subway

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

5. Salem Witch Trials

552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.