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Connecticut History - Historic Sites

Learn about the history of the state of Connecticut, plus find Connecticut historic sites, genealogical resources, and other interesting facts and trivia.

The Legend of the Charter Oak
The Charter Oak is long gone, but its legend lives on. What is the story behind this famous Connecticut tree that is emblazoned on the back of the Connecticut State Quarter?

New Haven's Best Kept Se-Crypt
From your About Guide, you'll see historic Colonial gravestones when you venture into the subterranean underworld of New Haven, Connecticut's Center Church for a tour of the crypt.

Quassy Amusement Park a Survivor Among "Trolley Parks"
Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Connecticut, is one of America's last 11 surviving trolley parks, an old-fashioned family theme park that dates to simpler days when the trolley brought visitors to Lake Quassapaug for a day of fun and amusement. Here is a look at the history of Quassy Amusement Park, written by Ron Gustafson.

Connecticut History Online
Learn about the history of Connecticut with this online collection of photographs, drawings and prints. This Web site is a collaborative project of the Connecticut Historical Society, the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut and Mystic Seaport.

History of Windsor, Connecticut
The Town of Windsor provides this brief look at historic area landmarks and the history of this town, which dates to 1633 and was an offshoot of the original Plymouth Colony.

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