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BUSS Round 2 - Massachusetts BEATS Arizona

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Arizona or Massachusetts?

Poll ended at Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:38 pm

Arizona
17
39%
Massachusetts
27
61%
 
Total votes : 44

BUSS Round 2 - Massachusetts BEATS Arizona

Postby ironman » Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:38 pm

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Nickname: Grand Canyon State
State Flower: Saguaro cactus blossom
Largest Cities
Phoenix
Tucson
Mesa
Glendale
Scottsdale

Quick Facts
- The bola tie is the official state neckwear.

- The Palo verde is the official state tree. Its name means green stick and it blooms a brilliant yellow-gold in April or May.

- The cactus wren is the official state bird. It grows seven to eight inches long and likes to build nests in the protection of thorny desert plants like the arms of the giant saguaro cactus.

- Turquoise is the official state gemstone. The blue-green stone has a somewhat waxy surface and can be found throughout the state.

- Arizona is home of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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Massachusetts
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Nickname: Bay State
State Flower Mayflower
Largest Cities
Boston
Worcester
Springfield
Lowell
Cambridge

Quick Facts
- 552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.

- Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.

- Although over 30 communities in the colonies eventually renamed themselves to honor Benjamin Franklin. The Massachusetts Town of Franklin was the first and changed its name in 1778.

- Norfolk County is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.

- In Holyoke, William G. Morgan, created a new game called "Mintonette" in 1895. After a demonstration given at the YMCA in nearby Springfield, the name "Mintonette" was replaced with the now familiar name "Volleyball."
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Postby logan » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:17 pm

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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:38 pm

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Postby Simulacrum » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:00 pm

Too bad... Arizona is better than Mass in every conceivable way except that the Red Sox are better than the D-Backs. And this site is swarming with Sox fans. :,-(
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Postby HiddenIdentity » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:04 pm

_Simulacrum_ wrote:Too bad... Arizona is better than Mass in every conceivable way except that the Red Sox are better than the D-Backs. And this site is swarming with Sox fans. :,-(


I hope thats a joke. And I'm a New Yorker.
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Postby bronxxbomber » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:30 pm

Got to go with the tradition in MA
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Postby davidmarver » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:32 pm

HiddenIdentity wrote:
_Simulacrum_ wrote:Too bad... Arizona is better than Mass in every conceivable way except that the Red Sox are better than the D-Backs. And this site is swarming with Sox fans. :,-(


I hope thats a joke. And I'm a New Yorker.

No joke. I'm voting Arizona here. ;-D
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Postby WharfRat » Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:45 pm

The Sox suck, but their state doesn't. ;-D ;-D
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