A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida (Naples) and southwest Connecticut (Ridgefield) and New England and other places he goes.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Back to the Capitol again. The Charter Oak is the symbol of the State of Connecticut. There was a huge oak tree in Hartford, dating from the 1200s or 1300s. In 1662 King Charles II granted Connecticut a charter with extensive autonomy. His successor, James II, sent an emissary in 1687 to revoke the charter. Instead of handing over the charter, some leading Connecticut citizens hid it in a hollow spot within the old oak tree. Here is the State of Connecticut's telling of the tale.
NEWS FLASH: NBC last night corrected its earlier report about the closing of the last manual typewriter factory in Mumbai. Apparently, there is one other small factory still producing typewriters, so they aren't dead yet.