Connecticut Curiosities, 3rd: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Whether you're a born-and-raised Connecticut resident, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Connecticut Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Nutmeg State. Discover the Village of the Damned, the rapids of Satan's Kingdom, and where Alfred Hitchcock staged a murder pact.Check out the view from inside a sperm whale's mouth, from deep inside a corn maze, and from aflying Statue of Liberty head.Meet a starlet-turned-nun who once ...
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Overview

Whether you're a born-and-raised Connecticut resident, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Connecticut Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as it takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Nutmeg State. Discover the Village of the Damned, the rapids of Satan's Kingdom, and where Alfred Hitchcock staged a murder pact.Check out the view from inside a sperm whale's mouth, from deep inside a corn maze, and from aflying Statue of Liberty head.Meet a starlet-turned-nun who once boogied alongside Elvis, the Hartford dentist who discovered modern anesthesia, and the flagman of Long Wharf.
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The third edition of this local standard packs more than 300 pages of information about attention-worthy Nutmeg State people, places, and events. The new, expanded Connecticut Curiosities features an inviting format, complete with sidebars, interesting trivia, photographs, and light-hearted stories. A great first stop for families searching for day trip ideas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762759880
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 769,057
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Campbell is an award-winning, nationally syndicated columnist and feature writer for the Hartford Courant. Bill Heald is a writer and photographer whose articles about trends and travel from New York to New Zealand appear regularly in Rider magazine and in many other motorcycle-related publications as well as on Playboy.com. Ray Bendici is associate editor at Connecticut Magazine, where he has covered the state in depth for over a decade, including through his monthly "Sunday Drive" and "Being There" columns. He also runs DamnedCT.com, which is dedicated to all that's odd, unexplained, unusual and curious in Connecticut.
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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionNorthwestNorth-CentralNortheastSoutheastSouth-CentralSoutheastIndex
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