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Coltsville secures national park status

Blue onion dome over the East Armory (Christine Stuart file photo)
Blue onion dome over the East Armory (Christine Stuart file photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Turning the old Colt building in Hartford into a national park had been U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s dream for more than a decade. On Friday, that dream came true when the U.S. Senate gave final passage to the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to turn Coltsville into a national park.

The Coltsville National Historical Park will be dedicated to the accomplishments of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt and the role they played in the Industrial Revolution.

“Connecticut is the cradle of our industrial revolution,” Larson said Friday in a press release. “The designation made possible by this Act would not only honor the groundbreaking work of Samuel and Elizabeth Colt, but provides Connecticut greater and much-deserved representation in our National Park system.”

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