The Massachusetts Bay Colony was established in 1628, with the initial towns being located in Salem and Boston. This colony was established 8 years after the Plymouth Colony, but the name they chose stuck.
The state has numerous locations of historical importance, but it does not live in the past. With colleges like MIT it is at the forefront of technology.
But you have to travel to get around the state so we start with:
1971 – 1999 – 2012 Transportation in Massachusetts
According to some statistics Massachusetts drivers are statistically the worst drivers in the country. But if you leave the hotel at 5 AM on a Saturday you get a tunnel that looks like this…
Instead of this….
Boston does have an extensive subway system.
There are two major train stations in the city, including South Station
Logan Airport is just 3 miles from downtown Boston, but it is across the harbor.
The MTA also has a fleet of ferry boats, however most are very small.
2009 History in Massachusetts
As previously noted, Massachusetts has a lot of history. Below is a actor playing the part of Paul Revere
Salem – House with 7 Gables
Lowell – Historic Cotton Mills
2001 & 2007 – Boston
Boston is a city where the latest is next door to the historic.
Fenway Park – the legend
Boston Main Library
2003 – 2011 Cape Cod & The South Shore
The Massachusetts coast has numerous small towns with harbors.
Plymouth Rock – pure fiction, but pure American.
Cape Cod National Seashore
Shack where the first transatlantic cable terminated. At one time this was high tech.