From the original guide
The tourist entering Connecticut today finds hard-surfaced highways leading to every section of the state. Early travelers were not so fortunate. Letters written in 1780 by a European visitor, Count Chastellux, mention the highways through Litchfield as being more for ‘the roebeck than for the laden horses and conveyances.
Connecticut FACTS

Date of Statehood: January 9, 1788
State Capital: Hartford
Motto: “Qui transtulit sustinet” / He Who Transplanted Still Sustains
State Song: Yankee Doodle
State Animal: Sperm Whale

Bordering States

New York
Rhode Island