Shipping from the State of Connecticut to West Virginia
Connecticut’s official nickname is “The Constitution State”. It is also well-known by these nicknames “The Nutmeg State”, “The Provisions State”, and “The Land of Steady Habits”. The state tree is the White Oak, the state bird is the American Robin and the state flower is the Mountain Laurel. The state motto is ‘He who transplanted still sustains’ (Latin: Qui Transtulit Sustinet).
On January 9, 1788, Connecticut became a U.S. state. It is one of the original 13 colonies as well as one of the six New England states. Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, the 29th most populous, and the 4th most densely populated of the 50 states. It was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States.
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word “Connecticut” is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for “long tidal river”.
Shipping to the State of Connecticut to West Virginia
During the Civil War that lasted between 1861 and 1865, the Virginia state voted to disaffiliate from the United States. People from the mountainous western part of the state were against the decision and decided to create their own state to support the Union. That was what led to the formation of the state West Virginia. On June 20, 1863, congress instituted West Virginia as a state.
The West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry was the location of John Brown’s ill-fated 1859 raid on the federal arsenal there. Although Brown’s plan to arm a large-scale slave rebellion with weapons from the armory eventually failed, and Brown was hanged. The raid was not successful with inflaming white Southern fears of slave rebellions and increased the increasing tension between the North and South preceding the Civil War.
Today, West Virginia is a major coal-producing state, contributing 15% of the country’s coal. The New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the longest steel arch bridge in the world. Every October, the town hosts a Bridge Day celebration when the road is closed to traffic, and people are allowed to parachute and bungee jump off the bridge. The event entices almost 100,000 participants and spectators each year. Popular West Virginia natives include actor Don Knotts, gymnast Mary Lou Retton, and test pilot Chuck Yeager.