Boston was first named Trimountaine after three mountains that were eventually dug up to make room for the population growths. Later the name Boston was chosen in remembrance of Boston, Lincilnshire, England, where some of the colonists had come from.
Tremont Street is named after those three mountains that no longer exist.
In 1822 the citizens of Boston voted to change its name from "the Town of Boston" to "the City of Boston". When it was finally recognized as a city is had a little over 46,000 residents.
During the years of 1630 and 1890 the city reclaimed land by filling marshes and land gaps. This tripled the area of Boston. In other words, nearly two-thirds of Boston's land did not exist when the city was founded. It was created over centuries of hard work.
The fill came from the three mountains that once stood right outside the inner city.
Have you ever heard of The Great Molasses Flood of 1919? Imagine 2 million gallons of molasses flooding the streets. That's exactly what happened only 3 years before our 1922 Boston map was created. In January of that year a storage tank collapsed, sending all 2 million gallons through several blocks.
The thick accent of Bostonians is known as Boston English.
Boston is a birthplace of hardcore punk commonly referred to as Boston Hardcore.
The city has always been known as a religious one. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston helps support almost 300 parishes. Combine, all of the churches in the area serve around 200 congregations.
Boston is home to the oldest public park in the United States, Boston Common.
Famous people who are from Boston include Norm Crosby, Robert Frost, Ben Affleck, John Adams, Steve Carell and the band coincidentally known as Boston.
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