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More About Cambridge, Massachusetts
Cambridge was originally settled as New Towne in 1630 by the Massachusetts Bay Company. It is situated on the North Bank of the Charles River in Massachusetts. In 1636 it became a prospective site for Harvard college, and this led to the organization of Cambridge as a township. In 1638, the town was renamed “Cambridge” from New Towne, and it became a county seat in 1643. Cambridge MA is a historic town with symbols of American culture.
The first American army was camped at Cambridge common. Industrialization in Cambridge started when Stephen Day built the first printing press in 1638. The first books printed in America were products from this printing press. The town began to gain scientific relevance when Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were relocated to Cambridge in 1916.
Other Institutes like Harvard undergraduate school, Radcliffe College, Lesly University, and the Episcopal Divinity school were established in Cambridge, making the town an attraction for Academia.
What to do or see in Cambridge MA
The Harvard Museum of Natural History, located at Harvard University, exhibits different collections of specimens put together over years of research in mineralogy, archaeology, and Zoology. Harvard University also comprises of the Harvard Art Museum. This Art Museum comprises of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and four research centers:
The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. The collections displayed range from ancient antiques and objects from the different continents of the world.
The Longfellow House–Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site was the home of American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It was built in 1759 for John Vassal, who fled during the American revolutionary war, served as the headquarters of General George Washington for base operations, and was later occupied by Washington’s Apothecary General, Andrew Craigie. In 1891, the death of Andrew Craigie pushed his widow to accommodate boarders, one of which was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who later became its owner in 1843 till his demise in 1882.
According to crime data from the FBI, Cambridge is not one of the safest communities in America; it has a crime rate that is higher than 96% of the states in the USA. The chance of one becoming a victim of any property crime such as car theft, burglary, or arson is one in 42.
Although analysis has shown that violent crime in Cambridge has a higher rate of occurrence than in most communities in America, the chance that a person will become a victim of violent crime in Cambridge; such as armed robbery, assault, rape, or murder is 1 in 334.
- Mindy Kaling, popular and award-winning actress, comedian, and writer. She was born in Cambridge, MA.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Novelist (1809-1894)
- Matthew Paige Damon. Award-winning actor, producer, and screenwriter. He was born and raised in Cambridge.