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All About Connecticut

Guest Author - Brenda Potter Reynolds

Connecticut MapOfficial Name: Connecticut

Nickname: Constitution State

Admitted to Union: January 9, 1788

Capital: Hartford

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

Interesting Facts:
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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