Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota stands the iconic Mount Rushmore, featuring monumental rock carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. This historic site symbolizes freedom, sacrifice, and bravery.

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Drawing inspiration from this national landmark, sports enthusiasts across the country often use Rushmore as a framework for debates. Questions like "Who belongs on the Mount Rushmore of NFL QBs?" or "What makes the NBA Point Guard Mount Rushmore?" spark heated debates.

Today, we turn our attention to Connecticut's rich history, seeking to honor its most influential figures. Below, I've presented some options for consideration. After you read it, you'll have the chance to cast your vote for your favorite. The top four vote getters will earn a place in the very fake "Nutmeg State Mount Rushmore."

Who Should Make it Onto the Mount Rushmore of Connecticut?

These are some of the most important figures in the history of the State of Connecticut. What if Connecticut were building it's own Mount Rushmore monument? Which of these 4, would be on it? You can vote below after reviewing the list. 

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I have to take Twain, Barnum, Keller and Hale. I feel really good about this squad's ability to drop dimes and take down the competition.

Vote for your 4 favorite below.

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This will not be the last of the CT Rushmore articles. I think as a group we can work on a CT sports Rushmore, one for music and and another for film. I will use just about any excuse to remind people that James Van Der Beek is Nutmeg to the core.

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