Connecticut, Winter Wonderland

ECHO underway, posted Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The photograph used in this post may be viewed at Connecticut History Illustrated.

“The winter scene in Connecticut is especially beautiful. The rolling character of the country lends itself readily to all manner of winter sports. Ski jumps of national importance are found at Norfolk and Colebrook River, where many meets are held. Professional ski jumpers and ski runners congregate at Salisbury, Norfolk, and Winsted, where competition is keen. The tourist is surprised to find winter sports’ centers easily accessible over roads that have been cleared of snow and properly sanded. Connecticut offers many of the facilities of Banff and Lake Placid within easy driving distance of many of the large eastern cities.”

— Federal Writers’ Project, Connecticut: A Guide to Its Roads, Lore and People (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938).