Wednesday, November 4, 2015

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Connecticut

Connecticut is one of the first original thirteen states and offers a perfect mix of New England charm and entertainment for everyone. It is known for many things including its breathtaking scenery and Ivy League schools. But there are many other reasons Connecticut is famous that you might not have known before:

  • In 1959 Connecticut was nicknamed “The Constitution State” by the Connecticut General Assembly due to its great political independence.

  • Back in 1703, Connecticut had two capitals: Hartford and New Haven. In 1875, Hartford remained the only capital.

  • The very first cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney in New Haven, Connecticut. 

  • The world's largest maritime museum, The Museum of America and the Sea, is in the village of Mystic.

  • Established in 1764 was “The Hartford Courant”, which is the oldest published newspaper in the U.S.

  • The first public art museum was established in Connecticut in 1842.

  • In 1877, the first telephone exchange occurred in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

  • The first traces of copper were discovered in Simsbury back in 1705.

  • The first U.S. medical diploma was granted in 1729 by Yale University.

  •  Foxwoods Resort Casino is the second largest casino in the U.S. And it’s in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Connecticut has a significant history and a long list of places and sights to see. It also offers some of the country's most beautiful homes and neighborhoods! And right in the heart of it all is Copper Square, which features luxurious townhomes and duplexes. Call today at (203)778-4800 or visit our website for more information.

10 Copper Square Drive, Bethel, CT 06801
(Off RT. 6, Stony Hill Road.)
For GPS location use 48 Stony Hill Road

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