Hail Connecticut!

Heading into the home stretch we're sending love and protection to the great state of Connecticut today! If you'd like to share your stories about Connecticut or any other of our great states head over to our Facebook Group "What Makes Your State Great" and help us celebrate this great secular nation! As always my facts come from 50states.com. Now let's get rolling...

Hail Connecticut!

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878. On January 28, 1878, 21 venturous citizens of New Haven became the world's first subscribers to telephone exchange service.

Connecticut and Rhode Island never ratified the 18th Amendment (Prohibition).

Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.

Bristol, CT is considered the "Mum City" of the USA because of the many Chrysanthemums grown and sold to various states and Canada.

The original inhabitants of Connecticut are:

The Mahican tribes (including the Pocomtuc)
The Minisink (Munsee) tribe
The Mohegan tribes (including the Niantic)
The Pequot tribe
The Nipmuc tribe
The Quiripi tribes (Mattabesic, Paugusett, and Schaghticoke)

I found this video on Vimeo, it's the story of Van Thomas Green, a native who submitted a lawsuit for the loss of his tribal lands in Connecticut.

Last of the Wangunks from Eliot Gray Fisher on Vimeo.

Sending light love and protection to the great state of Connecticut and to it's people.

Namaste & Blessed Be

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