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WikiProject Massachusetts
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This WikiProject is about the U.S. state of Massachusetts.
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WikiProject Massachusetts

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Welcome to WikiProject Massachusetts. This is a WikiProject intended primarily to produce, develop, and expand articles, templates, and other content relating to the U.S. state of Massachusetts.

If you would like to discuss new ideas for the Project, feel free to do so on on the Project's Talk Page. If you are interested in joining the project, simply add your username to the Members list below.


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Newly created articles can be found here if they are not Massachusetts related articles do not tag them and take them of the list if they are Massachusetts related tag them with {{WikiProject United States|MA=yes|MA-importance=}} and rate them. Thank you Colchicum for setting up the bot.

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Note that this is but a small part of the Massachusetts military articles as these are also mostly Revolutionary War era pages.


See also List of newspapers in Massachusetts for a complete list

See also List of newspapers in Massachusetts for a complete list

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Note: This project is not specifically a government project.


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Use this to identify an article as a stub, but only if the article cannot be classified with one of the below stub templates. It goes at the bottom of an article.


Use this to identify an article relating to locations (regions, towns, cities, etc.) or geographical features in Massachusetts as a stub. It goes at the bottom of an article.


Use this to identify an article relating to Massachusetts politicians as a stub. It goes at the bottom of an article.


Use this to identify an article relating to a Massachusetts school as a stub. It goes at the bottom of an article. (NOTE: Colleges and Universities are not included in this category.)


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Infoboxes and navboxesEdit

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Navigation template Use this navbox in articles relating to regions, counties, cities, towns, villages, and CDPs of Massachusetts. It is placed at the bottom of article pages.
{{Infobox settlement}}

Infobox Use this for articles relating to Massachusetts cities, towns or any other type of settlement. Most fields are optional - see the template page for more details. (Also known as "Infobox City" or "Infobox Town")
See Plymouth, Massachusetts for an example of this Infobox in use for a town and Pittsfield, Massachusetts for an example of this Infobox in use for a city.


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Here are some images that were either created by/for this Project, or would just be handy for this Project. Please add more!


In the Infobox Template:Infobox City, there is a place for an image showing the town's place in the state. Can someone advise the rest of us on creating such images?

Yes. I just added an image file showing the outlines of Massachusetts towns and cities. When you add the Townbox to an article, download this image, fill in the town's borders with pure red color (using a program like Photoshop or any other that can handle .png files), and then upload the file with the name "Ma_towns_TOWNNAMEHERE.png" replacing "TOWNNAMEHERE" with the name of the town.
I got this image from a Massachusetts government web site, so I assume that it is public domain.--AaronS 16:32, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
As a side effect of making a map for Scouting in Massachusetts, I now have an SVG map of the townships in Massachusetts. This is (a) easy to scale and (b) use as a basis for other maps. It is based on the [Libre Map project] and so should be ok on the copyright (BY-SA creative commons). Hope it might be useful.--Erp (talk) 21:47, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

Map of Massachusetts Townships


Perhaps, someday, this project can grow into a Wikiportal! That day has arrived.


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