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Connecticut Symbols

Facts About Connecticut

Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up
Yankee Doodle dandy
Mind the music and the step
And with the girls be handy.

Father and I went down to camp
Along with Captain Gooding
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding.

(repeat chorus)
There was Captain Washington
Upon a slapping stallion
A-giving orders to his men
I guess there was a million.
(repeat chorus)

Items of Interest

Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.

The Connecticut State Flag
The flag, adopted in 1897, has an azure blue background. Centered on the flag is a white shield with three grapevines, each with three bunches of purple grapes. Below is the state motto "He who Transplanted Sustains Us" on a white ribbon. The vines stand for the first settlements of English people who began to move from Massachusetts in the 1630's. These settlements were thought of as grapevines that had been transplanted.

You know you are from Connecticut if...

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Songs about Connecticut

Songs about New England

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