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Connecticut

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Origin of Name From the Indian word "Quinnehtukqut," which means "beside the long tidal river." It is a reference to the Connecticut River, which runs 407 miles from northern New Hampshire to Long Island Sound. Area (rank) 5,544 sq mi (48th). Population (rank) 3,405,565 (29th). Ratified Constitution (rank) January 9, 1788 (5th).
Official Symbols of Connecticut
Official Symbols of Connecticut
Qui Transtulit Sustinet was part of the original colonial seal of Connecticut, and is now the official State Motto. The Latin phrase, which translates to "He who transplants sustains," comes from the Bible -- verse three of the 79th Psalm.
Famous Nutmeggers
Famous Nutmeggers
A Chronology of Connecticut
1614 Dutch explorer Adriaen Block claimed the area for the Dutch. 1633 The first permanent settlement was established. January 9, 1788 Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution.
Thomas Hooker
Thomas Hooker
settled in Massachusetts as a Puritan pastor in 1633, but soon found himself disagreeing with leaders of the colony over how it should be governed. Faced with persecution, he and several of his followers relocated to what is now Hartford, Connecticut, in 1636.
John J. SullivanJohn J. Sullivan
became the first Democrat in modern times to be elected First Selectman of Fairfield, in 1959.
Hartford
Hartford
is the capital of Connecticut. Founded in 1637, the city was the birthplace of the American insurance industry, and is home to the oldest continuously-operating newspaper in the country.
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