2. The source of Mystic's name (the river and the village) isn't particularly mysterious. It's derived from a Pequot term, missi tuk, which describes a large river whose waters are driven into waves by tides or wind.
3. The Congregational church dominated religious life in Connecticut during the colonial period, and two of the oldest churches in the state, in Windsor (established in 1633) and in Wethersfield (established in 1634), grew out of that tradition.
5. The first telephone exchange in the world was established in New Haven in 1875.