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Connecticut Eccentricities

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What makes your town unique or puzzling? What local history is important about where you live? What makes you proud to be in your part of Connecticut? Today we look into all the nooks and crannies that make our state eccentric. We'll answer burning questions like:

Why is Mystic half in Groton and half in Stonington? How did the Quiet Corner get its name? (Litchfield County’s pretty quiet, too)

Why is East Hampton west of Hampton? How does Lyme feel about its disease-ridden infamy? And, is Washington really the first town in the US named after our first president?

Everyone has a little Connecticut history - and idiosyncrasy - to share. What are the quirky aspects of the state we call home? What makes your town unique?

Our guests today are Johnna Kaplan of The Size of Connecticut, Stephen Wood of Connecticut Museum Quest, and Bill Faude, author of Hidden History of Connecticut.

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.

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