Due to its rich history and culture, Boston has many interesting facts attached to it. In our guide, we will be exploring enthralling facts about Boston.
1. Boston wasn't always called Boston
Before the founding of Boston, the area was predominantly populated by Algonquian Tribes, who referred to the area as the Shawmut Peninsula. Shawmut is an Algonquian word that means "alive rivers."
2. Boston got its name from an English town
Boston is a town in Lincolnshire, around 100 miles north of London. As a result, when Europeans arrived, they named the city after their hometown in England.
3. The first American subway was inaugurated in Boston
The first subway in the United States, the Boston Subway, was completed in Boston in 1897 during the second phase of the American Industrial Revolution.
The streets of Boston were congested with people, travellers, sellers, bullocks, and other animals during the 19th-century population and immigration boom. Natural disasters such as blizzards and storms also caused the city's transportation to come to a standstill.
The subway was designed by city officials to alleviate Boston's traffic and transportation problems. It was a watershed moment in the history of not only Boston but the entire United States.
4. Boston loves baseball so much that their Red Sox team has patented a colour!
In Boston, baseball is immensely popular. So much so that the Fenway Green, the colour of the Green Monster, a 37-foot high left-field wall at Fenway Park, has been patented by the Boston Red Sox.
5. There is no 'Happy Hour' in Boston bars
In Boston, all happy hour special beverages have been prohibited since 1984. This restriction was enacted after a lady died as a result of driving while inebriated. If you go to a pub in Boston and there are no Happy Hours, don't be surprised!
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