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The City of Brockton is a city in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. It straddles the cities of Boston, Massachusetts and Providence Rhode Island. In 2000, the population reached 94, 304. Brockton is the 6th largest city and Massachusetts and has a long history that dates all the way back to the Pilgrim settlers of the 17th century. Through the years the city dominated in textiles and shoe industries but today it proudly announces itself as the "City of Champions" largely due to the success of native boxers Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler as well as their high school sports programs. The City officially became incorporated as of April 9, 1882.
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Come and see the beautiful city of Brockton. Originally a small framing community, Brockton has blossomed into a successful industrial and residential city. The city of Brockton is also considered a medical center due to its two hospitals located within the city as well as two other large hospitals located adjacent to the community. As well as Blue Cross/Blue Shield Office, Healthway Plan Office, clinical and professional offices, Brockton's health facilities are top notch.
Get in tune with your inner self when traveling with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals. You will find your self completely in harmony when you listen to the Brockton Symphony and Opera of New England of Greater Brockton. The City takes great pride in the Fuller Craft Museum which has won several architectural design awards. You can visit the Fuller Craft Museum at 455 Oak Street or visit their official website at www.fullercraft.org for more information. If you're looking for some great entertainment for the kids when on your travels with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals, definitely check out the Brockton Fair (www.brocktonfair,com). It's fun for people of all ages and is one of America's oldest county fairs located on the historic Brockton Fairgrounds. If you're looking to add some culture to your tour then a visit to Buckley Performing Arts Center in Massasoit Community College's Fine Arts Building at the Brockton campus is in order. Here with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals, you will find concerts, plays, and musicals appropriate for adults and children.
Visit Brockton, a city of historical firsts
Brockton proudly claims several "firsts" in the world and in the country. On October 1, 1883, Brockton became the first place in the world to have a three wire underground electrical system when Thomas Edison activated it. On October 24, 1984, Brockton opened the first theater in the world that was tied to three wire electrical system. December 39, 1884 the United States saw the first electrically operated fire station in Brockton. For the department store Santa Clause you find during the holiday season, you can thank James Edgar for that. James Edgar of the Edgar's Department Store was the first person who suited up in a Santa Claus outfit on December 1890 and is now a common practice worldwide. Also, Brockton was the first city in the country to abolish grade crossings in 1896. So come and visit the city of "firsts" with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals. Who knows what new and innovating first the City of Brockton will come up with next?
For more information on the City of Brockton when planning your visit with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals, visit their official website at http://www.brockton.ma.us. If you are looking for a specific event or just want to find out what's going on when you travel to Brockton with your Brockton car rentals company VERC Rentals then call the Director of Events and Cultural Affairs at (508) 580 - 7123.
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