All About Connecticut
Nickname: Constitution State
Admitted to Union: January 9, 1788
Area: 5544 square miles
Highest Point: Mt. Frissell at 2380 feet above sea level
Lowest Point: Long Island Sound at sea level
Bordering States: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island
State Bird: Robin
State Flower: Mountain Laurel Make an Applique Block
State Tree: White Oak
State Song: "Yankee Doodle"
State Insect: European Mantis
Favorite Sons & Daughters:
George Walker Bush, Ethan Allan, Benedict Arnold, P. T. Barnum, Henry Ward Beecher, Samuel Colt, Charles Goodyear, Nathan Hale, Katharine Hepburn, Annie Leibovitz, Benjamin Spock, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Noah Webster
5th state to sign the constitution
First newspaper, "The Hartford Courant" published since October 29, 1764
First dictionary, published by Noah Webster in 1783, born in West Hartford
First town library, tax-supported and organized in Salisbury in 1803
First color television in 1948
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