A lot of people are familiar with Connecticut’s nicknames, the ‘Constitution State’ and the ‘Nutmeg State’, with the state bird (American Robin), the state tree (Charter Oak), and the state flower (Mountain Laurel). All this, however, is common knowledge, especially for Connecticut natives. But If you look closer into the history of the state, you will find that there are pieces of information that have been lost in time and that are not so readily available even to state natives. Our Connecticut limo service has therefore compiled a short list of some of the state’s least known facts for your enjoyment, and we hope you find them as interesting as we did.
If you decide to travel to these locations to witness some of these pieces of history in person, we recommend employing the services of our Connecticut airport shuttle for your transportation needs. Through years of experience, our professional chauffeurs have become intimately familiar with the Constitution State and will therefore transfer you safely and expediently to any location of your choosing. Let us handle all the driving and navigation for you as you focus on enjoying a luxurious ride and looking forward to your journey down memory lane at your next destination.
Now, let us have a look at some of Connecticut’s facts.
Hartford is the Insurance Capital of the United States
The city of Hartford is home to a number of the country’s largest and oldest insurance companies. These include The Hartford, Aetna, Travelers, the Lincoln National, and United Healthcare. These companies either have their headquarters in Hartford or have a large operation base in the city. Further, due to the concentration of insurance companies in the state, Connecticut has the highest per capita concentration of Insurance professionals in the United States. Therefore, if you work in the insurance industry, you just might fit right in Hartford.
USS Nautilus was Built in Groton
The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine was built at Electric Boat in Groton back in 1954. President Truman had the honor of laying the submarine’s keel in 1952 and upon the completion of her construction in 1954, First Lady Eisenhower officially christened her launch. Later, in 1958, the submarine reached the North Pole, a feat that was previously thought to be impossible. Today, you can see the USS Nautilus at the Submarine Force Museum in Groton.
Home to the Country’s Oldest Newspaper
The Hartford Courant is regarded to be the oldest continuously published News Paper in the United States; the paper began in 1764 and is still being published today. The News Paper began as a weekly published paper launched by Thomas Green and Ebenezer Watson. Later, in 1777, Ebenezer Watson’s wife took over leadership, solidifying her as the United States’ first female publisher. Also, worthy of mention is the fact that during the Revolutionary War, the Hartford Courant strongly backed the rebels and relentlessly published literally works that backed their cause.