Massachusetts is famous for many things; The Boston Tea Party, terrible accents, and yes, the Boston Red Sox. Besides the obvious, the Commonwealth is famous for the invention and development of many objects, most of which still exist today.
Some of the items on the list are basic household items created out of necessity or in some cases even by accident. Others had been in development for years at some of the most prestigious and respected colleges and institutions.
As a permanent resident of Bay State, I was surprised to learn that some of these items were invented right here in my home state.
Check out the list below and let us know if we ran out of any.
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Most of the cities included jump out to casual observers as popular summer rental spots – Branson of the Ozarks, Missouri, or Lake Havasu in Arizona – it might surprise you to dive deeper into some of the quality of life offerings in the area. beyond the beach and vacation homes. You will likely gain knowledge in a wide range of Americana: one of the last 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a town in Florida that started out as a retreat for Civil War veterans; an island with some of the best public schools in the country and wealthy people smack in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a Californian town containing much more than the blues of Johnny Cash’s prison.