Yesterday was Connecticut Day at the Big E. There was a parade featuring Connecticut State Troopers, K9s, motorcycles and police cars.
One of those in attendance was K9 Texas, who is based in Troop A in Southbury and recently located a missing New Fairfield boy. The bloodhound also made headlines in December for going missing for days after his handler lost his footing and dropped the leash during a search for a missing man in Danbury.
Governor Wilbur Cross placed the cornerstone of the Connecticut Building in 1938, just as a Hurricane hit the fairgrounds. The building was officially opened and dedicated the following year. At a cost of $85,000, the fifth addition to the Avenue was modeled after the Old Statehouse in Hartford. Inside, visitors will learn about the history, agriculture, commerce, natural resources and industries of the Nutmeg State. The Connecticut building also features exhibits on popular tourist attractions and a wide variety of native produce.