Fact: In 1875, Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in Boston.
National Grid: 800-231-5325
Boston Water & Sewer: 617-989-7000
Fact: In 1882, The Hotel Vendome in Boston became the first commercial
building with electric lights.
Department of Motor Vehicles
Public Transportation – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTAInformation can be found at www.mbta.com)
Fact: Boston is the home of America’s first subway which opened to the
public September 1, 1897.
Logan International Airport: 1-800-23-LOGAN
Fact: On October 7, 1826, America’s first railroad car (horse drawn) traveled over the granite railway from Bunker Hill Quarry to the Neponset River. On May 23, 1870, the first transcontinental train left Boston for San Francisco. The ride lasted 39 days.
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