Take Your Kids on a Fun Visit to Connecticut – Inventor of the Lollipop

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The first people came to the area that’s now Connecticut more than 10,000 years ago. Several thousand years later, Native American tribes including the Mohegan, Pequot, and Niantic lived in this region.

Dutch traders arrived in 1614 and created Connecticut’s first European settlement in 1633. Both the Dutch and English settlers founded settlements in Connecticut in the early 1630s, and the land soon became a British colony. Over time the colonists grew unhappy with British rule. In 1776 Connecticut’s representatives signed the Declaration of Independence along with representatives from the other American colonies. This led to the American Revolution, which lasted until 1783 when the colonies formally won freedom from British rule. Five years later Connecticut ratified, or signed, the U.S. Constitution, becoming the fifth U.S. state.



Interesting special stories: The constitution state – one of the original colonies. Noah Webster published the first American Dictionary in the early 1800s- just after the nation’s first newspaper started in 1761. It housed the first school, public art museum, and pay phone.



Famous people from Connecticut:

Nathan Hale, a Revolutionary War hero


Charles Goodyear inventor

Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games trilogy.


Where to find great adventures in Connecticut


Life New England Style offers 42 of the Best Things to Do in Connecticut with Kids

50+ Things to Do in Connecticut: The Perfect Bucket List shares fantastic things to do in Connecticut

Your Guide to Connecticut in the Fall




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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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