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The state animal of Connecticut is the sperm whale, as of 2014. The sperm whale was declared the official animal of the state in 1975 by the Connecticut General Assembly. More »

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Some important Connecticut governors were Jonathan Trumbull, Roger Sherman Baldwin, Marshall Jewell, Hiram Bingham III and Ella T. Grasso. George McLean and Wilbur A. Cross were other notable Connecticut governors. More »

Connecticut is called "The Nutmeg State" because its colonial residents were so persuasive that they could sell a wooden nutmeg. Another theory states that the sobriquet comes from the trade in nutmegs that Connecticut m... 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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The preamble and 11 orders enumerated by the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut governed the colony from 1639 until 1662. This document, which governed Hartford, Windsor and Wethersfield, followed other codified laws in N... More »

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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 state flower of Connecticut is the mountain laurel. The blossoms of pink, red and white typically bloom in spring and dark green foliage remains on the plant year round. The mountain laurel is native to the eastern r... More »

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