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Connecticut was one of the 13 original British colonies in North America and was the place where the first colonial constitution was adopted. The state is more recently famous for being the home of Yale University, many ... More »

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The first people to discover Connecticut were Paleo-Indians, arriving between 9,000 to 12,000 years ago. The first European to explore the area of present-day Connecticut was Adriaen Block, who navigated the Connecticut ... More »

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Puritan Thomas Hooker and Puritans from the Massachusetts Plymouth and Bay colonies founded Connecticut. Hooker also founded the city of Hartford and inspired the first democratic constitution to establish a representati... More »

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Interesting facts about North Haven, Connecticut, include that the city is home to the first brickyard in North America, Money magazine listed the city as the 86th best place to live in 2007, and Peter's Rock is the high... More »

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Connecticut lies in the northeastern United States, as a New England state. Its border states include Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Atlantic to the south and New York to the west. The southern... More »

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Colonial Connecticut was located in New England, the coldest part of the 13 Colonies. Winters were long, with about 20 inches of snow near the coast and 50-60 inches in the northern mountains. However, summers were mild ... More »

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The Geography of colonial Connecticut was characterized by heavily wooded areas and rocky soil that was not suitable for farming. The colony also bordered the Atlantic Ocean in the south, which facilitated healthy fishin... More »

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