Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Mountain Laurel. The mountain laurel was adopted as the state flower in 1977 and reminds us to protect our environment.
Submarine. Connecticut inventor David Bushness drew the plans for the first submarine in 1776. Today the U.S.S. Nautilus is our state ship.
White Oak. Connecticut's original charter was hidden in a white oak to keep it from the king's men. The tree became known as the Charter Oak.
Yankee Doodle. Yankee Doodle reminds us of the important role Connecticut played during the Revolutionary War.
Robin. The robin became Connecticut's state bird in 1943.
Prudence Crandall. Prudence Crandall was socially ostracized after opening a private academy for young women of color.
Nathan Hale. Nathan Hale was a hero of the Revolutionary War. He said, 'I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.'
Sperm Whale. Sperm whales were hunted for their blubber, meat and ivory by sailors from New London and Mystic in the 1800s. Today they are an endangered species.
Praying Mantis. The praying mantis was adopted as the state insect in 1977.
West Hartford. He was the author of the first American Dictionary.
8. Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham.
Blue. On the background is a white shield with three grapevines.
|'The Hartford Courant' is the oldest newspaper in the country that is still being published. What year was it established?||Little Known Connecticut Facts
1764. There are approximately 144 newspapers published in Connecticut, counting all the dailies, weeklies, Sunday editions, and monthlies.
Killingly. She received a patent on May 15, 1809 for her method of weaving straw with silk.
Simsbury. It opened in 1728.
1. George Walker Bush born in New Haven on July 6, 1946.
21. Service became effective January 28, 1878.
Putnam. There are more than 450 dealers in 17 shops.
Norwich. Home of Benedict Arnold.
Richard Smith. Richard Smith started this library in 1771 using community contributions to buy 200 books in London. One could borrow and return books on the third Monday of every third month.
New Britain. Avery's Beverages still uses real sugar, no corn syrup, almost 100 years after opening. They feature 24 flavors of soda.
Mystic. B. F. Clyde's Cider Mill
Beacon Falls. They were made by Thomas Sanford in 1834.
1908. George Smith was the proud owner of this machine, which he named after a famous racehorse.