Friday, February 13, 2015

50 states quilt along Connecticut

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Here’s the next block in the Covering America Quilt along- Connecticut!

(my husband is from CT)

and as usual, some facts about CT

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Connecticut was the fifth state to join the union with official statehood taking place in January of 1788. The state bird is the robin

Hartford has remained the capital city of Connecticut since 1875.

The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.

On January 28, 1878, 21 venturous citizens of New Haven became the world's first subscribers to telephone exchange service. (They must be 21 of the 50 in the phonebook!)

In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!

Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.

Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).

The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour. (WOW! better watch out)

In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.

Connecticut State insect is the Praying Mantis.

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“Yankee Doodle” (1978)

PEZ® Candy is made in the city of Orange. (Hey, I love PEZ, haven’t had those in years)

Nickname: Constitution State (official, 1959); Nutmeg State

The first American cookbook, published in Hartford in 1796: American Cookery by Amelia Simmons

Smarty Pants
The "Town Bicentennial Emblem" of New Hartford was designed by a 7 year old named James. Who says kids are to be seen but not heard?

Bounce That Pickle!
Connecticut residents love pickles just as much as anyone else in the world, but they have one special law that most people don't have to worry about: in order for a pickle to be officially considered a pickle, it has to bounce.

Keeping Up
You've been training for that triathlon and your leg muscles are roaring to go.
That's wonderful, but don't bike too fast behind the RV in Connecticut. There is a state law prohibiting bikers from exceeding 65 mph

Tattoo Taboo
How does your dog like her new tattoo? You better tell her to put a coat on in Connecticut, since residents running into tattooed dogs have to report the crime to the police. Fluffy, pull out the long sleeves, we're almost in Connecticut! (Who does that??)

Forget Jay Walking
You may be a skilled gymnast and walking on your hands may feel perfectly normal in your world, but don't try it while vacationing in Connecticut.
It is illegal to walk on your hands when crossing the street. (wait!? that doesn’t match the other law in Hartford!!??? hmm)

No Strings Attached
Birthday parties aren't that much fun in Southington, Connecticut. Silly string has been banned, probably at the special request of mothers who love their carpeting pristine. Kids all over the city are buying it on the underground market and hiding it under their pillows.

 

Some interesting facts, more serious than funny this time and a lot of FIRSTS for CT….

 

If you’re sewing along, link up your block below

1 comment:

Michele said...

That state borders mine. I'll have to remember those laws when I'm there so I don't get into any trouble.