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1974 Map of Connecticut
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Department of Transportation , American, founded 1969
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Department of Commerce , American, founded 1973
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection , American, founded 1971
Publisher:Published by Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles , American, founded 1917
Lithography; black and colored printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 23 1/4 x 35 1/4in. (59.1 x 89.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 24 x 36in. (61 x 91.4cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Gallery Copy: The many purposes that maps can serve are suggested by the fact that the Connecticut Departments of Transportation, Commerce, Environmental Protection, and Motor Vehicles all collaborated to publish this 1974 road map. Besides its obvious purpose--to help people find their way around the state--the map also could be seen as a means to promote tourism, stimulate commerce, instill concern for the environment, and encourage highway safety, and generally to get people out to "Enjoy Connecticut."
Description: Map of Connecticut, from Massachusetts to the north, Rhode Island to the east, the Long Island Sound to the south, and New York State to the west. A number of different types of roads are depicted, including multilane highways with and without tolls and dividers, two-lane highways and interchanges. State parks and forests are marked in green, and symbols denote the locations of rest areas, points of interest, boat launching sites, public fishing areas, ski areas and hunting areas. Airports, heliports, yacht clubs, fish hatcheries and information centers are also denoted with symbols. Cities are marked with circles of sizes that correspond to their population sizes. Vignettes of Waterbury, Torrington, Ansonia/Derby/Shelton, Meriden, Middletown, Wallingford, Willimantic, New Haven, Bristol/New Britain, Hartford, Bridgeport, Norwich, New London/Groton, Danbury, Stamford/Norwalk, and Greenwich appear around the right and bottom borders. On the back of the map are 36 color photographs of different parts of Connecticut, showing its natural features, coastal scenes, festivals, and historic sites. A map of the state's Charter Oak Trail, with numbered points of interest along the way, is shown above information detailing Connecticut's outdoor recreational sites and facilities. Under the heading "Convenient Information Listing," state parks, forests and monuments are listed, along with information about tolls paid on highways, bridges, and ferries; a guide to expressway service signs; and information about railroad passenger stations. A mileage chart is located at the bottom of the sheet.
Cartographic Note: Scale: About 1 inch equals 1 1/2 miles
Inscription: Recto, top left corner, printed in black and red ink: "CONNECTICUT [in red] / 1974" Top left corner, printed in black ink: "Copyright / The Connecticut / Department of / Transportation" Verso, top right, printed in black and red ink: "1974 Map of / CONNECTICUT [in red] / DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION / DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE / DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION / DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES" Top left, printed in black and red ink: "ENJOY CONNECTICUT / every season there's a reason"
Object Number: 2012.312.264
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