10 Random Awesome Facts About New England


Ever wonder about New England? Well we do and so we searched high and low to bring you 10 random, awesome facts about New England:


  1. In 1939, Maine passed legislation to make it illegal to put tomatoes in clam chowder.
  2. The term “sideburns” is named after Ambrose Burnside, a former governor of Rhode Island.
  3. There’s a house in Rockport, Mass. that is built entirely out of newspaper.
  4. Fig Newtons are named after the Boston suburb of Newton.
  5. The highest wind speed recorded at ground level is at Mt. Washington, on April 12, 1934.
  6. Rhode Island still boasts 20 percent of the U.S.’s historical landmarks
  7. New England is the oldest region in the United States.
  8. The first town in the world to have electric street lights was Great Barrington, Mass. in 1886
  9. Maine has the largest toothpick manufacturing plant in the entire United States.
  10. Woodstock in central Vermont became the site of the nation’s first ski tow in 1933.

There is an appeal about New England unlike any other place and we hope that these 10 random awesome facts about New England will intrigue to want to come visit for a day, week or a month! The downside to New England life is probably the ever changing seasons, Mother Nature tends to take a pretty big hit to this area with a long-lasting winter or a short lived winter, depends on her moods!

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  1. Sounds pretty awesome! A friend of mine lives there and keeps telling me I have to go visit! It sounds like an interesting place thats for sure!

  2. I love the Rhode Island info! My son goes away to camp in that state, we need to spend more time their and explore, not just drop him off and leave!

  3. I’m originally from Mass so I do know about New England. Love and miss the Fall and especially the food. Nothing like Seafood from New England it’s the best. Great facts!

  4. I would love to visit New England especially for the tomato free clam chowder. That cracked me up.

    What was the recorded wind speed at Mt. Washington?

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