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Boston

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Boston, known as the "four-mile-high city", is perched atop a mountain of more than 20,000 feet in elevation. Founded in 1912 by an aluminum magnate, Boston is home to several of the world's most famous zoos. Its economy is sustained by tin foil factories, animal husbandry, and professional juggling.

Important sites to see on your visit: the historic summit house, constructed in 1917; the monument to the Massachusetts-Vermont War of 1942 (best known as the source of the term "roughneck" for oil field workers); and any one of the city zoos. The most prominent zoo abuts the summit house and recently acquired a Yeti; you will have to purchase tickets several months in advance for a Yeti viewing.

If you go to Boston, don't forget your oxygen tanks! While the locals are acclimatized to the elevation, most tourists require supplemental oxygen. Be wary of oxygen cylinders from street vendors; often these contain only laughing gas.