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Stop #1: Capitol Sculpture, East Facade: Revolutionary War and the Founding of the Republic

Carl H. Conrads, Charles D. Salewski, Charles Henry Niehaus, Chauncey B. Ives, Richard Michell Upjohn

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Stop #2: Capitol Sculpture, East Facade: The Reverend Thomas Hooker Leading the First White Settlers to Hartford

Charles Henry Niehaus

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Stop #3: Capitol Sculpture, East Facade: Jonathan Trumbull

Chauncey B. Ives

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Stop #4: Capitol Sculpture, East Facade: The Reverend John Davenport Preaching to the Puritan Settlers of New Haven

Charles Henry Niehaus

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Stop #5: Capitol Sculpture, East Facade: The Charter Oak

Charles D. Salewski

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Stop #6: Colonel Thomas Knowlton

Enoch Smith Woods

Colonel Thomas Knowlton was killed at the battle of Harlem Heights in 1776 and was considered a hero of the American Revolution. The statue was created to be a companion piece to the monuments to Nathan Hale, another Connecticut martyr of the Revolution. Enoch Woods’s sculpture of Knowlton was commissioned by the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1893.

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Stop #7: General Israel Putnam

John Quincy Adams Ward

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Stop #8: Thomas Hooker

Frances Laughlin Wadsworth

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Stop #9: Bissell Ferry, Windsor to South Windsor

John Bissell established the Bissell Ferry in 1641 to transfer cows from Windsor to the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. In 1658, Bissell built a house on the South Windsor side of the crossing where it still stands today. The ferry continued operation until 1917.

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Stop #10: Silas Deane House

Silas Deane was a member of the Continental Congress and a diplomat to France during the American Revolution. His residence in Wethersfield is a National Historic Landmark and a part of the Wethersfield Historic District.

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See the stories of founding of Hartford or the hiding of Connecticut’s Charter in an oak tree as interpreted in sculpture.

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