Boston: fun facts

1. Boston Common has been around since 1634 and is the oldest public park in the country
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Photo by Boston Common
  2. America's first subway - the Tremont City Subway - was built in 1897
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Photo by Boston Transit Commission
  3. The official dessert of the state is Boston cream pie - it can be found in most eateries and is quite cream heavy
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Photo by BettyCrocker.com
  4. The largest art theft in history took place in 1990 in Boston - when 12 painting worth in total $500 million were stolen by two thief's posing as police officers.
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Photo by Josh Reynolds
  5. Ted Williams tunnel runs 90 feet underground and is the deepest tunnel in North America
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Photo by Anthony Citrano
  6. The Boston University Bridge on Commonwealth Avenue is unique in that it is the only place in the world where a boat can sail under a train going under a car that is driving under a plane.
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Photo by Daderot
  7. First Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621.
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Photo by US Library of Congress
  8. Quincy, MA is home to the first Dunkin Donuts, located on Hancock Street
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Photo by Boston Discovery Guide
  9. Revere Beach was the country’s first public beach.
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Photo by Boston Globe
  10. Fenway Park opened in 1912 and is the oldest original Major League Baseball stadium still in use.
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Photo by werkunz1
 

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