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Fun Fact #13

The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.

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A short drive from New York, New Jersey, and Boston, Connecticut blends high culture to stimulate the mind and scenic landscapes to relax the soul.

Historic Route 1 travels through the heart of New Haven — home to Yale University, among the world's preeminent learning institutions. Walk the halls of Yale's art gallery, featuring masterpieces by Van Gogh, Manet, and Picasso. Outside the university, the city of New Haven lures shoppers, foodies, and culture vultures. Catch a play at the Shubert Performing Arts Center, where "South Pacific" and "My Fair Lady" first premiered. You might see theater history in the making. Step aboard the Amistad, the slave ship that inspired the movie, and learn about this painful chapter in American history.

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