Miscellanea, Curiosities and… Everything Else
Welcome to the most difficult section of CTMQ to curate. It has been incorrectly titled Ephemera. It has been called Miscellanea. Then it was Curiosities. Now it’s “Everything Else.” The most frustrating part of this whole massive section, to me, is that there’s too much cool stuff in here. Poke around and you’re sure to find something that strikes your fancy.
Please excuse the appearance here in late 2019, as I’m trying to clean it up and bit and re-organize this page for the 40 billionth time. But it’s going to be worth it.
Prepare yourselves for CTMQ’s Lists of, and visits to, all of Connecticut’s National Stuff! National Scenic Trails, National Historic Landmarks, National Historic Site and Historical Park and Byways and Historic Trails, National Natural Landmarks, and… you get the point. This stuff needs to be properly recognized! Check out my visits to nearly one hundred places in Connecticut with National designations!
Swell with pride reading about Connecticut’s Firsts, Onlies, Oldests, Largests, Mosts, etc! We are the third smallest state, sure, but we are also the fifth oldest. As a result, lots of things here qualify as superlatives – beyond just having the best website dedicated to a state in the nation. Ahem. Prepare to be amazed at CTMQ’s visits to Connecticut’s Superlatives!
Don’t tell anyone, but the Geographic Extremes, Oddities, and History subsection is secretly my favorite little place on CTMQ. Although I’m not alone, as I know the Southwick Jog page and the Southernmost point page are among the most visited in CTMQ’s history. Join me, won’t you, in seeking out all of Connecticut’s Geographic Extremes and Quirks!
I love Biology and Geology! Who doesn’t? There is a lot going on in this section of the site, as you’ll find all the Animals, Plants, Trees, Gardens, Farms, Rocks, Caves & Waterfalls in the state! Or most of them anyway.
Strap in Connecticut’s Sports, Theme Parks, Adventure Parks, Cruises, Fairs, Festivals and Events! Pro sports, wacky sports at which to try my hand, collegiate sports… and while I’m not a town fair guy at all, several are worth experiencing for historic reasons – just like a few parades and other festivals around the state. And why not hit all the theme and adventure parks as well as carousels, resorts, fairs, festivals, events, boat tours, and cruises? It’s all here in CTMQ’s Sports, Thrills, Cruises & Events!
Settle in for CTMQ’s Houses, Communities, Libraries & Businesses.
I know, I know… you’re saying, “Boooooring.” Well, it’s not. This list does not contain the historic house museums or a compendium of every town library. No, these are the houses with stories. Spite houses, rotating houses, super cool libraries, and unique businesses. Also, this is where I explore the urban legend communities like Dudleytown, Gungywamp, Pygmy Village, etc. C’mon, it’ll be fun!
Structural Engineering (Lighthouses, Tunnels, Bridges, Towers, etc.)
Transportation (Ferries, Planes, Trains,.)
Remembrances (Cemeteries, Monuments, Statuary, Greens)
Cultural & Historic Trails
CT Books, People, and Stories
Link up with Various Connecticut websites & blogs that I enjoy and use as resources! I’ve had some variation of a page of Connecticut links since I began this site in 2006. I don’t keep up with it too much, but there are several others out there doing their own thing in Connecticut. Definitely some good eggs here and you should check them out.