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  The 13 Colonies of America

Connecticut

 

Founded: 1636 by Thomas Hooker and others, at Hartford

Major Industry: Agriculture (wheat, corn, fishing)

Major Cities: Hartford, New Haven

Colony Named for: from an Algonquin word, quinnehtukqut, "beside the long tidal river"

Became a State: February 6, 1788

More on Colonial Connecticut
A Robin's Eye View of Colonial Connecticut History
Connecticut History
Slavery in Connecticut

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