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  • 1. By:  Caleb Hellman, Shakira Mulkey, and David Gebhart
  • 2. Connecticut
    • Fun Facts:
      • about 144 newspapers are published daily
      • first state to issue permanent license plates for cars
      •   Hartford was the capital since 1875
      • Connecticut's population is 3,574,097  
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    www.50states.com
  • 3. Connecticut
      • Home of the Connecticut Huskies 
  • 4. Connecticut State Facts   State tree is the White Oak    State flower is the Mountain Laurel   State bird is the Robin   State insect is the Praying Mantis   Highest point: 2,380 ft. Mt. Frissell
  • 5. Connecticut
      • Connecticut's nickname "The Constitution State" 
      • The US Nautilus - The Worlds first nuclear submarine 
      • Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th amendment because of Prohibition.
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    •   enchantedlearning.com
    • www.50states.com
  • 6. Connecticut www.ct.gov www.50states.com
      • There are eight counties in Connecticut
        •   Fairfeild, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven,New London, Tolland, and Windham county.
      • First artificial heart made in1982 
        • Invented by Dr. Robert K. Jarvik
      •   Land area is 5,018 square miles
  • 7. Connecticut
      • Copper discovered in Simsbury in 1705
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      • The State Motto is "He who transplanted still sustains"
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      • The major industry is agriculture
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      • First lolipop making machine made in 1908
        • made in New Haven
        • Named after a popular race horse
  • 8. Connecticut
      • First friction matches made in 1834 at Beacon Falls
      • You can be stopped by police for biking over 65 mph
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      •   Silly String is banned in Southington
    www.dumblaws.com www.50states.com
  • 9. Connecticut
      • Fire Trucks are not allowed to exceed 25 mph
        • even when going to a fire
      • for Christmas, you are only allowed to decorate with white Christmas lights
    www.dumblaws.com
  • 10. Connecticut
      • The Hamburger was invented in 1895
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      •   The Frisbee was made in 1920
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      •   The color TV in1948
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      •   The helicopter in 1939
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      •   State gem: Garnet
    www.qsl.net
  • 11. Connecticut
      • Natural Resources:
        • Greenhouse/nursery
        • Dairy products 
        • Chicken eggs
        • Aquaculture
        • Tobacco
    answers.yahoo.com
  • 12. climate
      • large ranges of temperature both daily and annually,
      •   Connecticut lies in the “prevailing westerly,” the belt of generally eastward air movement which encircles the globe i
      • A large number of storm centers and air-mass fronts pass near or over Connecticut during a year.  Three types of air affect this State:
      • n middle latitudes.
  • 13. History
      • First English settlers arrived in 1635
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      •   African Americans made up growing percentage - early 1700's
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      •   May 24, 1883, Brooklyn Bridge open to the public
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      • October 28, 1886, Statue of Liberty dedicated in New York harbor
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    www.history-timelines.org.uk public.wsu.edu
  • 14. Tourist Attractions
      • The Shore line and beaches 
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      • Lake Compounce Theme Park in Bristol 
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      • See Beluga whales at the Mystic Aquarium in mystic Connecticut
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    www.ctvisit.com
  • 15. Summary
      •   Hartford is the Capital
      •   State bird is the Robin
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      • State insect is the Praying Mantis
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      •   Connecticut's nickname "The Constitution State"
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      •   The major industry is agriculture
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      •   The State Motto is "He who transplanted still sustains"