Friday, August 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Samuel Town

The capital of Connecticut, Hartford is named after a town in England called Hertford. It was the original home of one of the town's founders Samuel Stone. 

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  1. Is this where they get the words to My Fair Lady's The Rain in Spain?
    "In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen." ?

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  2. Anther great bit of historical trivia Adam, thank you!

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  3. Been there many times and never knew this! Cool, thanks Adam



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  4. A great piece of trivia Adam, ha ha.

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  5. I wonder why didn't they just use the same spelling Hertford?

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    1. probably make a bit of a difference. Despite their spelling, they're apparently pronounced the same.

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  6. I've been to Hertford but I've never been to Hartford!

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  7. I haven't been to Hertford or Hartford, and one is only up the road!

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  8. They just changed the "e" for an "a", simple!! I like it, heeheh.Kisses

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  9. Just out of curiousity, are you/were you a history major? You would really make a good history professor. Seriously.

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    1. nah I don't have a history major, my knowledge is gained from fun.

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  10. How cool would be to have a city named after me??? Even a smal village....

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