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Friday, July 9, 2010

Falls River(Battleship Cove & Heritage State Park), MA, US - Pictures - Upcoming Video

Fall River is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts. It is located about 46 miles (74 km) south of Boston, 16 miles (26 km) southeast of Providence, Rhode Island, and 12 miles (19 km) west of New Bedford and 10 miles south of Taunton.

Fall River's motto is "Pride Citywide", but is currently being changed. It is nicknamed "The Scholarship City", which is seen on the welcome signs upon entering the city.

Fall River has the highest percentage (over 40%) of Portuguese of any city in the country; most are of Azorean descent. Fall River was the largest cotton textile manufacturing area in the late 1800s (AKA Spindle City).

* Battleship Cove, 5 Water St. The world's largest naval ship exhibit. Centerpiece is the U.S.S. Massachusetts, a World War II battleship. Also has a restored 1920 carousel.

* Fall River Heritage State Park, Davol St.

Fall River Heritage State Park sits on the shoreline of the Taunton River, next to the Charles M. Braga Jr. Memorial Bridge and across from the World War II Battleship the USS Massachusetts (BB-59). Eight and a half acres in size, it is a common place for residents of the city to relax and enjoy the beauty of Battleship Cove.

* Marine Museum, 70 Water St.

* Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St.

* Old Colony & Fall River Railroad Museum.

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