Boston nicknames

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The American city of Boston, Massachusetts, has many nicknames due to historical contexts. They include:


  1. ^ Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1858). The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Phillips, Sampson and Company. ; Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1891) [1858]. The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Houghton, Mifflin and Company.  p. 172 "A jaunty-looking person... said there was one more wise man's saying that he had heard; it was about our place—but he didn't know who said it.... 'Boston State-House is the Hub of the Solar System. You couldn't pry that out of a Boston man if you had the tire of all creation straightened out for a crow-bar.'"
  2. ^ A Google search on September 28, 2007, gives 867 hits for +boston +"hub of the solar system" but 45,300 hits for +boston +"hub of the universe".
  3. ^ "Boston's nicknames: Beantown, Hub, the Walking City". The Boston Globe. August 10, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Their Nicknames". Decatur Daily Dispatch: 2?. September 23, 1889.  Decatur, Illinois. Found at
  5. ^ "SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: Boston Is The New "Title Town"". Business Insider. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
  6. ^ "4 Rings in 6 Years makes Boston the real TitleTown". SF Gate. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
  7. ^ "“Title-Town" --- How Boston Became the City of Champions". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2015-02-02. 
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  9. ^ Entries from Bostonist Tagged with "Olde Towne Team"