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5 Fun Facts About November 27 In Connecticut History

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1. In 1783, the British evacuated their troops from New York City, which effectively ended the Revolutionary War. Connecticut played a vital role in the war effort, providing troops and supplies to the Continental Army.

2. In 1924, the Connecticut State Police was officially established, making it the first state police agency in the United States. Today it is one of the most respected law enforcement agencies in the country.

3. In 1937, the historic Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford was dedicated. The building was designed by architect Richard M. Upjohn and features a beautiful dome and numerous works of art.

4. In 1962, the first section of the Connecticut Turnpike opened, connecting Hartford and Waterford. The highway revolutionized transportation in the state and helped to spur economic growth.

5. In 1975, the world-renowned Mystic Seaport Museum was designated a National Historic Landmark. The museum is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the maritime history of New England and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state.
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