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U.S. State Flag Series #7 - Connecticut

A cache by kebdal23
Hidden : 5/29/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Located along the New Berlin Recreational Trail.  Nearest entry point is off Elm Grove Road.



#7......Connecticut. Where the "pumpkin-heads" come from.

Did you know that……?
Connecticut's state nickname is the Constitution State.
In colonial New Haven cut pumpkins were used as guides for haircuts to ensure a round uniform style. Because of this fashion, these New Englanders were nicknamed "pumpkin-heads."

Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).
The first human inhabitants of present-day Burlington were members of the Tunxis Tribe, who belonged to a confederation of Algonquian Indians. Legend holds they used the area as a hunting ground.
The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour. In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.
Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
West Hartford is the birthplace of Noah Webster, the author of the first dictionary published in 1807.

The flag of Connecticut consists of a blue base with a badge in the center that consists of three grapevines. Below the badge is the State's motto "Qui Transtulit Sustinet," which means 'He who transplanted us still sustains us.'
The three grapevines are believed to represent the three original settlements which made up the Connecticut colony: Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor.
The flag was originally introduced in 1895 and adopted on June 3, 1897. It was modified on Mar. 24, 1931. Connecticut is the fifth state of the union, gaining statehood on Jan. 9, 1788. It is one of the original 13 colonies that united to form the union of the United States.

Received permit approval from Waukesha County Park Services #2013-12 on 6/4/2013.

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Last Updated: on 11/27/2014 7:15:21 AM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (3:15 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum