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Connecticut Vacation Basic Facts

Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, One Financial Plaza, 755 Main Street, Hartford CT 06106; 860-256-2800.
Tourism Division, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford CT 06106; 860-270-8080; 888-CT-VISIT; Fax: 860-270-8077. Web: and

State Animal: sperm whale

State Bird: American robin

State Composer: Charles Edward Ives

State Fish: shad

State Flower: mountain laurel

State Folk Dance: square dance

State Fossil: eubrontes giganteus (The Connecticut Valley is the world's foremost dinosaur track locality.)

State Gem: garnet

State Hero: Nathan Hale

State Heroine: Prudence Crandall

State Insect: European praying mantis

State Motto: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains

State Nickname: Constitution State

State Quarter:

State Shellfish: Eastern oyster

State Ship: U.S.S. Nautilus

State Song: Yankee Doodle

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State Tree: white oak (The Charter Oak)

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New Haven, Connecticut Until 1875, New Haven shared capital status with Hartford.

Hartford, Connecticut Present state capital.

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