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20 Facts About Connecticut

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Here are some interesting facts about Connecticut .

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Connecticut is home to the nation's oldest published newspaper, the Hartford Courant. Report Abuse
The first edition rolled off the presses in 1764.
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PEZ candy is made in Connecticut. Report Abuse
Orange, Connecticut to be exact.
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The world’s first nuclear submarine was made in Connecticut. Report Abuse
Construction on the USS Nautilus began in 1952 and was completed in 1954.
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Connecticut's nicknames are the Constitution State and the Nutmeg State. Report Abuse
Many an unsuspecting visitor has been sold a wooden nutmeg instead of a real one by a native.
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Connecticut is home to the oldest library in the United States. Report Abuse
The Scoville Memorial Library began in 1771.
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The first speed limit was introduced in Connecticut in 1901. Report Abuse
The speed limit was 12 miles per hour.
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It is illegal to cross the road while standing on your hands in Hartford, Connecticut. Report Abuse
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Livestock branding was first performed in Connecticut. Report Abuse
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Connecticut was originally a Dutch colony. Report Abuse
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Connecticut is one of the 13 original colonies. Report Abuse
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Prudence Crandall is the public heroine of Connecticut. Report Abuse
She was ostracized for starting a private academy for women of color.
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Yankee Doodle is the state song. Report Abuse
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Connecticut was the Continental Army's major supplier during the Revolutionary War. Report Abuse
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The first telephone book was published in Connecticut. Report Abuse
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Connecticut was the first state to issue permanent license plates. Report Abuse
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The name Connecticut comes from the Mohican/Algonquin Indian word quonehtacut, which means long tidal river. Report Abuse
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Noah Webster, the author of the first dictionary published in the United States was from Connecticut. Report Abuse
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The first operating steel mill was established in Connecticut in 1728. Report Abuse
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The headquarters of the World Wrestling Federation are headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Report Abuse
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The first trade association was founded in Connecticut in trade association was founded in Naugatuck Valley. Report Abuse
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