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Moving to Connecticut
Nicknamed the Constitution State, Connecticut is home to approximately 3.5 million people and boasts the highest per capita income in the United States. Also called the Nutmeg State, Connecticut is more than just bedroom communities for commuters to New York or Boston. Connecticut has an allure all its own and much to offer its residents. Forests, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, and a sandy shore all add to the state's beauty.
The third smallest state, Connecticut is bordered by Long Island Sound, New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Everything is within a few hours� drive. Although small, Connecticut has regional variations in its landscape and culture, from the wealthy estates of Fairfield County's "Gold Coast" to the rolling mountains and horse farms of the Litchfield Hills. The New England region is renowned for fall foliage and the autumn color of Connecticut will take your breath away.
And now a quick, cunning and clever course on Connecticut:
State capital is Hartford.
Connecticut became the 5th state in 1788.
Connecticut has a state hero: Nathan Hale. He is attributed the quote, "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
State bird is the American Robin.
Connecticut is home to Yale University, which boasts the most selective undergraduate program in the United States. In 1920, the Frisbee was developed by Yale students who had been flinging tin pie plates belonging to a Mrs. Frisbee.
State flower is the Mountain Laurel.
Connecticut has only two interstate highways.
Connecticut was the first state to issue license plates for cars.
Connecticut was also the first state to pass a speed limit on automobiles in 1901: 12 miles per hour.
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, was born in New Haven.
Benedict Arnold, infamous Revolutionary War traitor, was an early American Colonial Army Captain who turned British spy. He hails from Norwich, CT.
State song is "Yankee Doodle."
The world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, was built in Groton, Connecticut in 1954.
The Hartford Courant, established in 1764, is America's oldest newspaper.
The Polaroid camera was invented in Connecticut in 1934.
Scoville Memorial Library, the United States� first free public library began in 1771 in Salisbury, CT. Fees were collected for damages, the most common being wax dripped from candles which the patrons used to read by.
Connecticut is home to the first color television, debuting in 1948.
The first phonebook was published in New Haven in 1878 with the first edition containing fifty names and numbers.
Bristol, Connecticut is known as "Mum City" because of the local Chrysanthemum-growing industry.
Stamford, Connecticut hosts the headquarters of the World Wrestling Federation.
Noah Webster, the author of the first dictionary, was born in Hartford in 1807.
Enjoy your new home Connecticut!