name comes from the Native American word Quinnehtukqut (pronounced Quinnettukqut).
The word means "beside the long tidal river."
has had three state seals. Officials approved the current seal in
has had 3 state capitols. Fire destroyed the first one in 1783, workers
finished building the second one in 1796, and Connecticut's Government
moved into a new one in 1897.
Oyster became Connecticut's state shellfish in 1989.
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