Fun Fact: Nutmeggers

State flag Connecticut

Since Connecticut is also known as the Nutmeg state, people from Connecticut are also called Nutmeggers.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

2 thoughts on “Fun Fact: Nutmeggers

  1. You send me down such rabbit holes, Adam. I was curious as to why Connecticut would be called the “Nutmeg” state. There are several theories, but they center around Yankee peddlers selling fake nutmegs cut out of wood. The first instance of this accusation has a Nova Scotian connection. Thomas Halliburton created the character Sam Slick who accused a fictional Captain John Allspice of Nahant of selling barrels of nutmegs in which half the nutmegs were wooden fakes. Halliburton came from Windsor Nova Scotia which is near Wolfville where I was born. Halliburton was the first international bestseller author from Canada ~ before Canada was Canada.


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