New Bedford Trivia:

  • The history of New Bedford pre-dates the Pilgrims of Plymouth by 18 years when it was explored by English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold.
  • Nicknamed "The Whaling City" because it was, during the 19th century, one of the most important whaling ports in the world.
  • New Bedford is the home of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the country's largest museum on the subject of whaling and the history of interaction between humans and whales.

Brockton Trivia:

  • Brockton is known as the "City of Champions" because it is home to two of Boxing’s “World Champions,” Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.
  • Brockton was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the United States in 2005, 2008 and 2010 by America's Promise Alliance.
  • During the Civil War, Brockton was the nation's largest producer of shoes.
  • Brockton is the home of the Brockton Rox, a minor league baseball team.
  • Thomas Edison built the first model of a complete central power station in Brockton.

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