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A Map of Connecticut
1936
Draftsman:Drawn by National Survey Co. , American, founded 1912
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Commission on Forests and Wildlife , American, 1925 - 1971
Lithography; black, green and red printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 19 x 26 1/8in. (48.3 x 66.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 20 x 27in. (50.8 x 68.6cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. E. S. Holland
Gallery Copy: Hunting was extremely popular in Connecticut during the Great Depression. Deer were scarce and rabbits were the animals most frequently killed--135,000 rabbits in 1930. Squirrels were the second most frequent quarry, though large numbers of game birds were also brought down by Connecticut hunters. This map shows the large tracts of land that were open for hunting in 1936. Connecticut was unique in having a woman game warden during this period. Miss Edith A. Stoehr of Wethersfield was responsible for providing hunters with instruction in the use of firearms and bird dogs in the field.
Description: Map of Connecticut, with the border of Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, and New York to the west. The coastline of Connecticut is shown but the Long Island Sound is not identified. The map shows counties, towns and cities, although its focus is state-owned land and streams. State forests and parks are colored green and state leased or owned shooting grounds, sanctuaries and streams are colored red. Highways, railroads, street-railroads, steamships and canals are all shown. There are lists of the state forests and parks below the map.
Cartographic Note: Scale: 1 inch equals 4 miles; 1:250,000
Inscription: Recto, left side, printed in black ink: "[The National Survey symbol] / COPYRIGHT / NATIONAL SURVEY CO., / CHESTER, VT." Bottom, printed in black and red ink: "A Map of / CONNECTICUT / Showing the / STATE PARKS AND FORESTS / STATE LEASED STREAMS, WILDLIFE REFUGES, / PUBLIC SHOOTING GROUNDS / AND THE IMPROVED HIGHWAY ROUTES / Issued by the / FOREST AND WILDLIFE COMMISSION / HARTFORD, CONN. / 1936 / SCALE 1:250,000" Verso, top left corner, handwritten in pencil: "77944"
Object Number: 1977.120.3
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