18 October, 2007

State of Connecticut Map Postcard

The second map postcard I have is that of Connecticut.

Connecticut Map Postcard
(PH Wish from Denise Gertz)

The state symbols of Connecticut:

* State bird: Robin
* State shellfish: Eastern Oyster
* State flower: Mountain Laurel
* State fossil: Eubrontes Giganteus
* State mineral: Garnet
* State insect: Praying Mantis, Mantis Religiosa
* State animal: the Sperm Whale, Physeter Catodon
* State song: "Yankee Doodle"
* State tree: White Oak
* State ship: USS Nautilus
* State hero: Nathan Hale
* State composer: Charles Edward Ives
* State heroine: Prudence Crandall

We also have a US States fact cards with fun facts that Connecticut is the birthplace of mass production manufacturing (1808), and home of the oldest public library in the US, Scoville Memorial Library (1771) and the oldest newspaper, Hartford Courant (first printed in 1764).

SOURCE:
About Connecticut

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