Facts about Massachusetts
Area-8,300 square miles (only five states are smaller.)
State Song-"All Hail to Massachusetts" by author J. Marsh.
Nickname-"The Bay State"
State Flower: Mayflower
State Dog: Boston Terrier
State Motto:" By the sword we seek peace, but piece only under liberty"
Statehood: The sixth state, on February 6,1788
State Bird: Chickadee
State Horse: Morgan Horse
State Tree: American Elm