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Connecticut is a state rich with history. Students studying here can visit Mark Twain's Hartford home where he created the literary characters Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Also nearby is the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, where visitors can learn all about the famous author and her novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, which was instrumental in shaping US society and culture.
Connecticut is one of the original 13 states, and known as the "Constitution State." Connecticut gets its name from an Algonquian word meaning "land on the long tidal river." Hartford has been the capital of Connecticut since 1875 and the state animal (mammal) is the sperm whale (Physeter Macrosephalus) .
Connecticut State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Connecticut state facts such as Connecticut state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Connecticut, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Connecticut State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Animal (mammal)||Sperm Whale
by Stanley L. Ralph
|Children's state flower||Michaela Petit's four-o'clocks
(Mirabilis jalapa) - June 19, 2015
|Coat of Arms||Arms of the State of Connecticut|
|Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador||Freedom Schooner Amistad|
|Folk Dance||Square Dance|
|Motto||"Qui Transtulit Sustinet,"
(He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)
|Poet Laureate||2010-2015 Dick Allen
2007-2010 John Hollander
2001-2006 Marilyn Nelson
1996-2001 Leo Connellan
1985-1995 James Merrill
|Polka||"The Ballroom Polka "
Composed by Ray Henry Mocarski
|Quarter||Connecticut State Quarter|
|Ship||"USS Nautilus" (SSN-571)|
Words & Music: Francis Hopkinson
|Song||"Beautiful Connecticut Waltz"
Composed by Joseph Leggo of Newington
2013-2014 Kristen Graves