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Massachusetts

(Encyclopedia) Massachusetts mschoo´sts, most populous of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by New York (W), Vermont and New Hampshire (N), the Atlantic Ocean (E, SE…

Massachusetts Bay

(Encyclopedia) Massachusetts Bay, inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The bay, with its arms (Boston, Cape Cod, and Plymouth bays), extends 65 mi (105 km) from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south…

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Facts Official Name: The Commonwealth of MassachusettsEntered Union: Feb. 6, 1788 (6th State)Present constitution adopted: 1780 (Oldest still in effect today) Fun Facts State…

Massachusetts, University of

(Encyclopedia) Massachusetts, University of, main campus at Amherst; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1863, opened 1867 as Massachusetts Agricultural College. It was called…

Leverett, John

(Encyclopedia) Leverett, John lv´rt, 1616–79, American colonial governor, b. Boston, England. He went to Boston, Mass., with his father in 1633, but went back (1644) to England to serve in the…

Dummer, Jeremiah

(Encyclopedia) Dummer, Jeremiah, c.1680–1739, colonial agent for Massachusetts and Connecticut, b. Boston; son of Jeremiah Dummer (1645–1718). He saw little opportunity for business in Boston and…

Dyer, Mary

(Encyclopedia) Dyer, Mary, d. 1660, Quaker martyr in Massachusetts, b. England. She accompanied (c.1635) her husband to Massachusetts and supported Anne Hutchinson, whom she followed to Rhode Island…

Massachusetts Bay Company

(Encyclopedia) Massachusetts Bay Company, English chartered company that established the Massachusetts Bay colony in New England. Organized (1628) as the New England Company, it took over the…

Brewer's: Massachusetts

was so named from the bay massa [great], wadehuash [mountain], et [near]. The bay-near-the-great-mountain. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Massacre of the…

Massachusetts Map

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