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Around the World in 8 Days: Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, where our nation was founded and home of the oldest American university, the future great dane service dogs are being trained to attend to people who have Multiple Sclerosis, individuals with Friedreich’s ataxia, and veterans with disabilities.

Massachusetts has played a significant historical, cultural, and commercial role inAmerican history. Plymouth was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Pilgrims, passengers of the Mayflower. Harvard University, founded in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. In 1692, the town of Salem and surrounding areas experienced one of America’s most infamous cases of mass hysteria, the Salem witch trials. In the 18th century, the Protestant First Great Awakening, which swept the Atlantic world, originated from the pulpit of Northampton, Massachusetts preacher Jonathan Edwards. In the late 18th century, Boston became known as the “Cradle of Liberty” for the agitation there that led to the American Revolution and the independence of the United States from Great Britain. In 1777, General Henry Knox founded the Springfield Armory, which during the Industrial Revolution catalyzed numerous important technological advances, including interchangeable parts. In 1786, Shays’ Rebellion, a populist revolt led by disaffected Revolutionary War veterans, led directly to the United States Constitutional Convention. (Wiki)

Here on our Leaf Drop Cam you can catch the final months of falling snow before these white ash trees began to bud for springtime in New England.