Bill Bailey Travel Club welcomes you to our continuing journey through the 50 United States as we take a look at the great state of Connecticut. Take some time with us to get to know more about the many amazing wonders that are part of the U.S. and what they have to offer you on your next vacation.
Just The Facts – Looking At Connecticut With Bill Bailey Travel Club
Largest City – Bridgeport
State Capital – Hartford
Area – 5500 square miles – 48th largest state in the U.S.
Population – Over 3.4 million – 29th most populous in the U.S.
Tourism is one of the largest industries in the state
In addition to the basic facts, there are many facts about the great state of Connecticut that are lesser known and are a great way to get to know more about what it has to offer you on your next vacation. Get to know some of the lesser known facts about Connecticut with Bill Bailey Travel Club as your partner in travel.
The Scoville Memorial Library is the oldest public library in the United States and was begun in 1771.
In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury.
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
Connecticut’s motto is Qui Transtulit Sustinet — “He Who Transplanted Still Sustains”.
The first human inhabitants of present-day Burlington were members of the Tunxis Tribe, who belonged to a confederation of Algonquian Indians.
PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange.
King George III’s statue was not all melted down to become musket balls. On display in the Connecticut Collection is a fragment of the lead statue which was torn down in New York by rebel colonists in 1776.
Connecticut was once known as the “Arsenal of the Nation” as shown in the exhibit case in the Connecticut Collections.
Average winter snowfall in the Northwest Hills is 50 inches
We hope that you have enjoyed our visit to Connecticut, and hope that you will come back for the next installment of travel facts with Bill Bailey Travel Club. Enjoy your next vacation and explore the world. Bill Bailey Travel Club reminds you to travel safe and explore the great United States.