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Connecticut Essential Info

Overview

You don't have to venture very far from New York City to find new territory to explore! Connecticut has Gillette Castle and Dinosaur State Park, plus all kinds of lakes and beaches (not to mention the historical and hallowed halls of Yale University)- all conveniently located in the Big Apple's back yard!

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May-Jun, Sep-Nov

Fun Facts

  1. The name 'Connecticut' is derived from 'Quinnehtukqut', a Mohegan Indian word for "Long River Place".
  2. The world's first nuclear submarine, USS Nautilus, was launched in New London, Connecticut in 1954.
  3. Dr. Robert K. Jarvik of Stamford, Connecticut, was the first to develop the first artifical heart in the world.
  4. There are more than 140 different newspapers published in Connecticut.
  5. In 1939, the first helicopter was built in Connecticut.

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