|There are two explanations for the three grapevines in the center of the shield. One theory is that they represent the first three towns in Connecticut - Hartford, Wethersfield and Windsor. Another interpretation is that the vines stand for the three colonies or settlements - New Haven, Saybrook and Connecticut (Hartford), which by 1665 had merged to form the Connecticut of that time.||
Courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, Inc.
|The State Motto written in Latin - "Qui Transtulit Sustinet" - translates to "He who transplanted still sustains".|