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In New Haven, the first telephone book was issued in 1878, contained only fifty names. The first nuclear
powered submarine was built Groton in 1954.  The oldest public library is the Scoville Memorial Library.   
The first woman to receive a U.S. patent was Mary Kies of South Killingly. The first trade association was
founded in Naugatuck Valley.  Under any Circumstances, in Hartford, can you cross the street walking on
          you hands. Cattle branding began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.    
Largest Cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven, Stamford, and Waterbury Border States: Massachusetts,
       New York, and Rhode Island. 
Capital City: Hartford-Statehood: January 9, 1788 (5th)-Population: 3, 312,000
    Interesting Connecticut Facts-Nickname: Constitution State / Provision State / Nutmeg State Motto: He who
transplanted still sustains=Origin of State Name: Based on the Mohegan word, Quinnehtukqut, meaning
          "Long River Place" or "Beside the Long Tidal River" Counties: 8-Largest Cities: Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven,
                Stamford, Waterbury Border States: Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island-Land Area: 4,872 sq. mi.; 48th largest
         Highest Point: Mt. Fissell, 2,380 ft-Lowest Point: Sea Level, Long Island Sound State Bird: Robin-State Flower:
Mountain laurel -State Tree: White Oak-State Song: Yankee Doodle
State Web Site: www.state.ct.us

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