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Insiders' Guide® to Connecticut (Insiders' Guide Series)
Eric D. Lehman
Insiders' Guide to Connecticut is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals to the Nutmeg State. Written by a local (and true insider), Insiders' Guide to Connecticut offers a personal and practical perspective of the state that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their home state. Features a full-color insert.
The Connecticut Colony (True Books)
A True Book—The Thirteen Colonies Are you thrilled by true adventure stories? do you wonder how our founding fathers conquered the wilds of North America to create the United States? You'll experience it all in these books that tell the story of the brave men and women who escaped tyranny from across the ocean to forge a new world in 13 colonies that led to the birth of the United States of America.
Good Night Connecticut (Good Night Our World)
Good Night Books
Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions, and rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic ...
N Is For Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet . (Discover America State By State. Alphabet Series)
Elissa D. Grodin
Sleeping Bear Press
As one of the 13 original colonies, the state of Connecticut has played a pivotal role in our nation's history -- from its Revolutionary War figures such as Nathan Hale to its captains of industry and invention. N is for Nutmeg entertains as it informs readers on the history and geography, facts and folklore of Connecticut -- learn why Groton is the submarine capital of the world and how Samuel Clemens got his pen name.
Connecticut Curiosities, 3rd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Nutmeg State has to offer!
Connecticut (America the Beautiful)
The America the Beautiful series takes readers on a photographic tour of the country's most beautiful states and most vibrant cities. Top photographers contribute their best images of both well-known destinations and hidden gems, and clear and informative captions bring each scene to life. These handsomely designed books show the beauty of each destination and will be enjoyed by visitors and locals alike. As one of the Thirteen Colonies, ...
Explorer's Guide Connecticut (Eighth Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
Andi Marie Cantele
"Comprehensive . . .well organized . . . should be carried in every glove compartment of every car that traverses Connecticut highways."— Journal Inquirer, Manchester, Connecticut Welcomed and praised by newspapers across the state, Explorer’s Guide Connecticut gives visitors and residents alike detailed descriptions of attractions and little-known tips about the Nutmeg State. Veteran travel writers Barnett Laschever and Andi Marie ...
The Witchcraft Delusion in Colonial Connecticut (1647-1697)
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dover Thrift Editions)
Hank Morgan finds himself transported back to England's Dark Ages — where he is immediately captured and sentenced to death at Camelot. Fortunately, he's quick-witted, and in the process of saving his life he turns himself into a celebrity — winning himself the position of prime minister as well as the lasting enmity of Merlin.
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path®, 9th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
Cindi D. Pietrzyk
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Connecticut Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Connecticut that other guidebooks just don't offer.
Connecticut Yankees at Antietam (Civil War)
The History Press
September 17, 1862--The Battle of Antietam was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. In the intense conflict and its aftermath across the farm fields and woodlots near the village of Sharpsburg, Maryland, more than two hundred men from Connecticut died. Their grave sites are scattered throughout the Nutmeg State, from Willington to Madison and Brooklyn to Bristol. Author John Banks chronicles their mostly forgotten stories using diaries, ...
Seasons of Connecticut: A Year-Round Celebration of the Nutmeg State (Positively Connecticut)
A beautifully illustrated four-season celebration of the Nutmeg state by Emmy awardwinning journalist and native Diane Smith Roses displaying their first delicate blooms. Farmer’s markets and sailing regattas. Giant pumpkins in time for Halloween. A sleigh ride, white churches, and snowy woods. The four seasons are why many of us live in Connecticut and why others visit. In other parts of America, it may be warm or rainy all year, or ...
Hidden History of Connecticut
The History Press
Connecticut's history is full of engaging and fascinating stories--rocks that are national monuments, the "people's sculptor," football players on chapel finials, moons on the Travelers calendars, artists Frederic Church and Eric Sloane and even a Thanksgiving Day touch football game with a future president. These are tales from Greenwich to Enfield, from Sharon to Old Lyme and so much in between. Follow along with historian Wilson Faude in this ...
Connecticut's Indigenous Peoples: What Archaeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their ...
Yale University Press
More than 10,000 years ago, people settled on lands that now lie within the boundaries of the state of Connecticut. Leaving no written records and scarce archaeological remains, these peoples and their communities have remained unknown to all but a few archaeologists and other scholars. This pioneering book is the first to provide a full account of Connecticut’s indigenous peoples, from the long-ago days of their arrival to the present day. ...
Connecticut Coast: A Town-by-Town Illustrated History
Diana Ross McCain
A heavily-illustrated history of the shoreline, from New York State to Rhode Island.
Barns of Connecticut (Garnet Books)
Featuring more than 100 stunning full-color photographs along with helpful diagrams and historic photos, Barns of Connecticut captures both the iconic and the unique, including historic and noteworthy barns. The book discusses the importance of barns to Connecticut agriculture across our state and up to the present day. Markham Starr’s Barns of Connecticut offers a lovely introduction to the architectural, functional, and agricultural roles ...
Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off-Kilter, & Full of Surprises
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
From tales of its haunted history, curious encounters, and forgotten places, Connecticut is full of surprises and worth investigating whether you re a local or an out-of-towner. Visit abandoned Norwich State Hospital and Daniel s Village, hear stories of demonic possessions, and discover the mysteries of Plum Island and the lore of Pirate treasure and witchcraft.
Connecticut State Police (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))
The Connecticut State Police Department was created in 1903 to preserve the peace, arrest convicting offenders, and stay alert to liquor and gambling violations, especially those on Sundays. The birth of the department came at time when temperance leagues began forming across the country. Connecticut State Police is an account of a department and its rise to battle, among other things, demon rum. Today, troopers cover approximately half of the ...
Private Gardens of Connecticut
The Monacelli Press
Connecticut is uniquely rich in beautiful landscape, encompassing more than six hundred miles of serene shoreline along Long Island Sound, untold acres of open farmland, and the rolling hills and lakes of the famed northwest corner on the New York/Massachusetts border. The varied topography and microclimates have given rise to an unusual range of gardens. Twenty-eight are presented here, a rare and privileged glimpse of the private ...
Connecticut Off the Beaten Path®, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)
From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Connecticut Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Connecticut that other guidebooks just don't offer.
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