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Massachusetts has several State ANIMALS. The State Cat is the Tabby Cat. The State Dog is the Boston Terrier. The Morgan Horse is the State Horse.  Lizzie had three Boston Bull terriers and would approve!

. Baked Navy Bean is the State Bean and Cranberry is the State Berry. Cranberry Juice is the State Beverage, and there is a Cranberry Festival at Plymouth. Chocolate Chip Cookies were invented in Massachusetts and it is the State Cookie. Boston Cream Pie is the State Dessert. The State Muffin is Corn Muffin. The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.  Naturally the COD is the state fish. atl_cod.jpg

What does Massachusetts mean?  In a local Native American dialect- “a large or great hill place”

Well, Lizzie would get the importance of “The Hill” part of it!

Click here to hear the state song,  Ode to Massachusetts http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cissng/sngidx.htm

 For more trivia about the great old Commonwealth visit http://www.geocities.com/statesaz2/Massachusetts.html and dazzle your guests at the next dinner party!