Oliver Ellsworth Oliver Ellsworth was a Jurist and lived in Windsor.
The Shad On October 1, 2003,the Shad became the official fish of Connecticut.
Eileen Farrell Eileen Farrell was a soprano. She lived in Willimantic
“ Old” State House The Old State House is free to visit, the oldest state house in USA and was opened on May,1796.
Dean Acheson Dean was a Statesman that lived in Middletown. He was born on 11th April, 1893 in Middletown. After being educated at Yale University (1912-15) and Harvard Law School (1915-18) he became private secretary to the Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis (1919-21).
The Great Seal After the Revolutionary War the inscription on the colonial seal was no longer appropriate. So they changed it. The seal is so important that you can’t copy it without government permission.
Benjamin Spock Born in New haven, he became famus for healing many kids
The CT tartan was created in 1995 and Resembles CT STATE TARTAN Blue for Long Island Sound Green for the forests Red and yellow, for autumn leaves Gray for granite White for snow.
Charles Ives Ives was a composer in Danbury, Connecticut . Ives' father, George Ives, had been a Civil War band director in his teens .
State Fossil It is a dinosaur footprint from the Eubrontes. Today these footprint layers, which make up the East Berlin and Portland Formations, are exposed and often quarried in Connecticut.
Rosa Ponselle Lived in Meriden & was a soprano singer!
Oysters are the state symbol in Meriden
Oysters are sometimes grown on Oyster farms!
Nathan Hale He was a American Revolutionary Officer.He lived in Coventry,CT.
State Folk Dance The state folk dance started in 1995.
Harriet Beecher Stowe She was an author who lived in Litchfield, Connecticut.
State Song “ Yankee Doodle” is our state song.
Samuel Colt He was an inventor and he lived in Hartford, CT.
State Ship It was the first nuclear powered submarine.
Ethan Allen He was a American Revolutionary General. Ethan Allen was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the first-born child of Joseph and Mary Baker Allen.
State Flag In 1895 The General Assembly decided to make a rule that said what the state flag must always look like with things like the shield, the blue color etc.
Frederick Law Olmsted Frederick Law Olmsted was a landscape designer in Hartford.
State Tree The state tree is the Charter Oak. It was half a century old when they hid the treasured Charter in it.
Kenneth H. Olsen Kenneth Olsen was an inventor in Stratford, Connecticut.
State Animal The sperm whale was designated as the state animal by the General Assembly in 1975.
P.T. Barnum He was a showman in the Barnum and Bailey circus. He lived in Bethel . He tried to buy the birth home of William Shakespeare and almost got away with it.
MOUNTAIN LAUREL It became the state flower because they had never seen a flower so bright . Mountain laurel is poisonous to several different animals, including horses, goats, cattle, sheep, and deer
Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was an American Revolutionary General, and lived in Norwich.
The Motto is “Qui Transtulit Sustinet” which means (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains). State Symbols
John Pierpont Morgan John was a financier who lived in Hartford.
State Mineral Garnet Connecticut is one of the states with the best Garnet. Its colors are light to dark red.
Katherine Hepburn Katherine was an actress in Hartford. She also lived in Hartford.
The robin is the state bird. It was adopted and made the state bird by the general.
Annie Leibovitz Her job was a photographer and her hometown was in Waterbury.
State Insect The praying mantis can be found from May until it gets cold. The praying mantis is a carnivorous insect that takes up a humble posture when it is searching for food.
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Adam was a congressman and lived in New Haven, Connecticut.
State Heroine Prudence Crandall started the first school for African American women and was on trial twice for it. .