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Downtown Hartford in Connecticut

In 1873, Mark Twain moved to Hartford, Connecticut, at the age of 38. He remained a resident until he died in 1910. During this time, Hartford and the neighboring areas began emerging as the, “Insurance Capital of the World.” The companies financially protected people from Twain’s quote, “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” […]

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Connecticut State Capitol Rotunda Dome in Hartford, Connecticut

The rotunda of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford is adorned by colorful stenciling and stained glass that becomes vibrant when the sun shines through the dome. At the base is an eight-pointed star, a motif also seen in the dome’s stone, wood and chandelier. Next to that is a winged woman holding a wreath. […]

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Connecticut State Capitol Building in Hartford, Connecticut

The façade of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, which opened in 1878, is a masterful display of arches, columns and medallions carved into granite and marble that mixes French, classical, and middle eastern design elements. It has 16 statues of famous citizens from “The Constitution State” dating from before the Revolutionary War through the […]