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Connecticut

Connecticut State Map - EVSP

History: Connecticut became a state on January 9th, 1788. It was the 5th state to join the United States.

Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.

Famous People born in Connecticut: J.P. Morgan, Katherine Hepburn, Benedict Arnold, George W. Bush, P.T. Barnum (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-connecticut for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Hartford, Connecticut
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Constitution State”
    As early as the 19th Century, many historians made the claim that the Fundamental Orders of 1638/39 were the first written constitution in history, which was written/signed in Connecticut
  • Largest Cities (Population): Bridgeport, New Haven, Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury
  • Average Climate: 23-82°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Steamed cheeseburgers, thin crust pizza, apple cider doughnuts, hot dogs, grinders, lobster rolls (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/connecticut/iconic-food-ct/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

HISTORIC SITES

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Connecticut is available at http://www.ctvisit.com/

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Connecticut include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in Connecticut include:

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