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Massachusetts State Sport

Basketball superstar Michael Jordan - click to see all cultural symbols
Basketball great Michael Jordan; photo by Steve Lipofsky / Wikipedia (GNU Free Documentation license version 1.2 or later). All State Cultural Symbols.

Basketball

Massachusetts designated basketball as the official state sport on August 8th, 2006. The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith (a Springfield, Massachusetts teacher).

First basketball court in Massachusetts - click to see all cultural symbols
The first basketball court at Springfield College, Massachusetts
public domain image on Wikipedia

Source:
Massachusetts State Symbols: Citizen Information Service
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Massachusetts Symbols & Icons:

cat - dog
bird - game bird
horse - mammal
fish - reptile
flower - shell
tree -soil
insect - mineral
fossil - gem
rock 1 - 2 - 3 - 4
donut - dessert
bean - berry
cookie - muffin
beverage

flag - seal
motto - colors
name - nickname
songs: 1 - 2 - 3 -
4 - 5 - 6 - 7
blues artist
dance -poem
author - book
hero - heroine
inventor
sport - tartan
memorials
vessel - quarter
 

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