Connecticut Was Built By Rock (And Roll), Glaciers and Lava

How did things like Long Island Sound and Talcott Mountain form?

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Connecticut has been covered by glaciers more than once. Photo:Chion Wolf
USGS Geologist Janet Stone
Janet Stone researches glacial geology. Photo:Chion Wolf
Connecticut Was Built By Rock (And Roll), Glaciers and Lava
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Connecticut Was Built By Rock (And Roll), Glaciers and Lava

We take certain things for granted. Like the mountains, rivers and rocks around us.

So what made Connecticut look the way it looks today? As you kayak on the Connecticut River, drive over Talcott Mountain, or swim in Long Island Sound...there are millions of years of history underneath you.

Today we look at the geography and geology of Connecticut and New England. According to at least one geologist, we live on some of the most diverse land in the country. This diversity has also played a part in 

We’ll also talk to a photographer who traveled around the Northern United States to find those giant boulders that are part of our everyday lives but don’t quite fit in. They most likely come from glaciers. You can view some of the remarkable photos (including a few from Connecticut) here.

What are your favorite geologic features of Connecticut? What do you want to know about that boulder in your backyard?