Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, of the 50 states. It is known as the “Constitution State”, the “Nutmeg State”, the “Provisions State”, and the “Land of Steady Habits”. It was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States and became a state on January 9, 1788.
The name Connecticut is derived from the Algonquian word meaning “long tidal river,” referring to the Connecticut River. Before European settlement the region was home to multiple Native American Indians, the Mohegans, the Pequots, and the Paugusetts.
There are 5 National Park Units; more than 1,500 listed sites on the National Register of Historic places; 8 listed National Natural Landmarks, 54 State Parks, 25 State Forests, 2 State Wildlife Areas and 4 Wild & Scenic Rivers.
Official State Song of Connecticut Connecticut designated “Yankee Doodle” (composer unknown) as the official state song in 1978. A second state song, “Beautiful Connecticut Waltz,” was adopted in 2013.
“Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest,” Washington Irving.
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