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 2021, 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 visits to all of Connecticut’s Nationally Designated Places!
National Scenic Trails, National Historic Landmarks, Parks, Sites and National Scenic 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, Longests, Mosts, Smallests, & Bests!
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!
It’s time for Connecticut’s Geographic Extremes, Oddities, and Historical Aberrations!
Don’t tell anyone, but this 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 long history. Join me, won’t you, in seeking out all of Connecticut’s Geographic Extremes and Quirks!
You know I love Biology and Geology!
Who doesn’t? There is a lot going on in this section of the site, including Animals, Plants, Trees, Gardens, Farms, Rocks, Caves & Waterfalls. Too much, really. But check it out on CTMQ’s Flora, Fauna, Farms, Rocks, Caves & Waterfalls!
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 other houses with stories. Spite houses, light houses, rotating houses, as well super cool libraries, and unique businesses. Also, this is where I explore the urban legend communities like Dudleytown, Gungywamp, Pygmy Village, etc. Go to CTMQ’s visits to the Houses, Communities, Libraries and Businesses that make Connecticut unique!
Let’s check out Connecticut’s awesome feats of Civil Engineering!
That’s right, this fun section is a massive collection of all the structures that allowed Connecticutians to transport goods from here to there over the centuries – with a huge list of observation towers thrown in. Check out CTMQ’s visits to the state’s Observation Towers, Bridges, Canals & Dams, Roads & Tunnels!
Hallelujah! Time to reflect on the Religious things and various Remembrances around the state.
CTMQ-worthy for one reason or another, we’ll visit the churches and cemeteries, the synagogues and statuary, the labyrinths and places named for Satan… and more. All here in Religion & Remembrances!
Sit down, relax, and let’s get to Connecticut Books, Movies, People, and Places!
After many years of quietly collecting titles for this section and not really telling anyone, it turns out that people like it. So here it is, formalized for your pleasure: Tons of books and movies that are about and/or take place in our fair state. Also, some interviews from when I had time to do them as well as (sometimes) funny and/or interesting essays about certain towns. You don’t have to go to the library to Check out Connecticut Books, Movies, People, and Stories!
Hop over to the various Connecticut websites & blogs I enjoy!
I’ve had some variation of a page of Connecticut links I like and use as resources 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.