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It Happened in Connecticut tells more than two dozen true tales of famous--and infamous--people and events from the state’s past, ranging from witchcraft trials to the Wiffle ball, from mass murder for profit to the modern game of football.

Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 17th 2008 by Globe Pequot
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Jack Chaucer
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot about the old Nutmeg State from this little gem of a book. Every anecdote is well-researched, well-written and entertaining to read. I highly recommend this to Connecticut residents and anyone else interested in a little state with deep historical roots.
Feb 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
This non-fiction work describes many of the made or done-in-Connecticut wonders that shape our world. Football, vulcanized rubber, a school for the deaf...and plenty more started in this little state.

I bought this book for reading material in my literacy classes. I want my students to know where they live. I am confident the text will do the job.
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Interesting stories about CT history; who knew that there were witch trials in CT! or that Goodyear created rubber in CT. A fun read.
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Diana Ross McCain is an independent historian who has been researching, writing, and speaking about Connecticut and New England’s past for more than thirty years. She was on the staff of the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford for twenty-five years. Since 2015 she has been a partner in “Come Home to Connecticut,” an enterprise which offers historical and genealogical research services, cons ...more

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