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thrush

(Encyclopedia) thrush, bird, common name for members of the Turdidae, a large family of birds found in most parts of the world and noted for their beautiful song. The majority are…

Connecticut Overview

(Encyclopedia) Connecticut kənĕt´ĭkət [key], southernmost of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (N), Rhode Island (E), Long Island Sound (S…

Figures and Legends in American Folklore

Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman, 1774-1847): Massachusetts-born nurseryman; reputed to have spread seeds and seedlings out of which grew the apple orchards of the Midwest.Billy the Kid (…

Connecticut

Capital: Hartford State abbreviation/Postal code: Conn./CT Governor: Dan Malloy, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Nancy S. Wyman, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Richard M. Blumenthal, D (to Jan.…

State Symbols

StateSongBirdTreeFlowerAlabama“Alabama” (1931)yellowhammer (1927)Southern longleaf pine (1949, 1997)camellia (1959)Salt water fish: fighting tarpon (1955); Fresh water fish: largemouth bass (…