Massassuchets

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Massassuchets

 Indian name meaning “place of the large hills”

Nickname: Bay State

State bird: Chickadee

State flower: Mayflower

Capital: Boston

Time: Eastern (GMT – 5)

The State: The gateway to New England, Massachusetts was the destination of the Mayflower in 1620 and is one of the original 13 States. It is very diverse, offering everything from cobblestoned streets and village greens to space-age technology centres. The Berkshire Hills cut across its western corner. To the east the land rolls down to the sea, embracing the state capital, Boston, and the beaches of Cape Cod.