Woven into the fabric of this state’s historic landscape, we find revolutionaries, innovators, and philosophers. On August 10th, National Connecticut Day recognizes the contributions of the fifth state to join the United States of America.

Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State Kindle Edition

by Charles Monagan  (Author) 
Connecticut Icons: Classic Symbols of the Nutmeg State

by Charles Monagan  (Author) 

Like other colonies of the region, the Dutch first explored and founded trading posts in Connecticut. In 1633, Puritans from Massachusetts established the first permanent settlement.  From the outset, the industry established a means to prosperity in the colony. Production of brass buttons and munitions placed the colony in a position to later supply the Revolutionary Army. The colonial governor of Connecticut, Jonathan Trumbull, was the only governor who supported independence.

All three Connecticut delegates to the first Continental Congress continued their representation of the colony at the Second Congress and signed the Declaration of Independence.

Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State Kindle Edition

by Walter W. Woodward (Author) 
Creating Connecticut: Critical Moments That Shaped a Great State

by Walter W. Woodward (Author) 

In fact, Roger Sherman is the only person to have signed the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Eliphalet Dyer served the state of Connecticut as chief justice after the revolution.

Silas Deane served as a spy during the war and was for a time branded a traitor along with another Connecticut native, Benedict Arnold. He died penniless, but decades later in 1840, his granddaughter would petition Congress to review his records. His name would be cleared.

Connecticut’s small but full landscape holds countless revolutionary stories and adventures along New England’s National Scenic Trail. Through every season and every era, there’s something for every generation to enjoy!

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Delectable Flovors of Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library – New Haven

Wild Bill’s Nostalgia Store

Grave of XYZ – Deep River

Mystic Seaport – Mystic

Hogpen Hill – Woodbury

Louis’ Lunch – New Haven

Israel Putnam statue in front of Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. This building was designed by Richard Upjohn with Victorian Gothic Revival style in 1872.
Israel Putnam statue in front of Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. This building was designed by Richard Upjohn with Victorian Gothic Revival style in 1872.

Official State of Connecticut

  • State Capital – Hartford
  • State Flower – Mountain Laurel
  • State Nick Name – Constitution State
  • State Song – Yankee Doodle
  • State Tree –
  • State Mineral – Almondine
  • State Motto –
  • State Fish – American Shad
  • State Hero – Nathan Hale
  • State Heroine – Prudence Crandoll
  • State Bird – American Robin
  • State Insect – Praying Mantis
  • State Folk Dance – Square Dance
  • State Animal –

NOTABLE PEOPLE

Noah Webster – Educator – (October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843)

Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot Kindle Edition

by Harlow Giles Unger (Author) 
Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot Kindle Edition

by Harlow Giles Unger (Author) 

Nathan Hale – Patriot – (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776)

Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War Kindle Edition

by Kenneth A. Daigler  (Author)
Spies, Patriots, and Traitors: American Intelligence in the Revolutionary War Kindle Edition

by Kenneth A. Daigler  (Author)

Charles Goodyear – Chemist – (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860)

Charles Goodyear - Chemist - (December 29, 1800 - July 1, 1860)
Charles Goodyear – Chemist – (December 29, 1800 – July 1, 1860)

PT Barnum – Entertainer – (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891)

The Life of P.T. Barnum (Collins Classics) Kindle Edition

by P. T. Barnum  (Author) 
The Life of P.T. Barnum (Collins Classics) Kindle Edition

by P. T. Barnum  (Author) 
The Greatest Showman
The Greatest Showman

Harriet Beecher Stowe – Author – (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)

Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life Reprint Edition

by Joan D. Hedrick  (Author)
Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life Reprint Edition

by Joan D. Hedrick  (Author)

Uncle Tom's Cabin: With Original 1852 Illustrations by Hammett Billings

by Harriet Beecher Stowe  (Author), Hammatt Billings (Illustrator)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin: With Original 1852 Illustrations by Hammett Billings

by Harriet Beecher Stowe  (Author), Hammatt Billings (Illustrator)



Samuel Colt – Manufacturer – (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862)

Samuel Colt - Manufacturer - (July 19, 1814 - January 10, 1862)
Samuel Colt – Manufacturer – (July 19, 1814 – January 10, 1862)


Frederick Law Olmsted – (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903)

Frederick Law Olmsted - (April 26, 1822 - August 28, 1903)
Frederick Law Olmsted – (April 26, 1822 – August 28, 1903)

William Gillette – Actor and playwright – (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937)

William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes Kindle Edition

by Henry Zecher  (Author) 
William Gillette, America’s Sherlock Holmes Kindle Edition

by Henry Zecher  (Author) 


Edith Roosevelt – (August 6, 1861 – September 30, 1948)

Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the Modern First Lady Kindle Edition

by Lewis L. Gould  (Author)
Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the Modern First Lady Kindle Edition

by Lewis L. Gould  (Author)

Katharine Hepburn – Actress – (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Me: Stories of My Life Kindle Edition

by Katharine Hepburn  (Author)
Me: Stories of My Life Kindle Edition

by Katharine Hepburn  (Author)

The Philadelphia Story (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Cary Grant (Actor), Katharine Hepburn (Actor), & 1 more
The Philadelphia Story (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

Cary Grant (Actor), Katharine Hepburn (Actor), & 1 more

Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby

George W. Bush – President – (July 6, 1946 – )

George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009 Kindle Edition

by James Mann (Author), Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Editor), & 1 more
George W. Bush: The American Presidents Series: The 43rd President, 2001-2009 Kindle Edition

by James Mann (Author), Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (Editor), & 1 more


Annie Leibovitz – Photographer – (October 2, 1949 -)

Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970–1983 Hardcover – Download: Adobe Reader, December 10, 2018

by Luc Sante (Author), Jann S. Wenner (Author), & 1 more
Annie Leibovitz. The Early Years, 1970–1983 Hardcover – Download: Adobe Reader, December 10, 2018

by Luc Sante (Author), Jann S. Wenner (Author), & 1 more
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens
Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens



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