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Connecticut State Hero:

Statue of Nathan Hale - click to see all cultural symbols
Photo of Nathan Hale statue in Washington D.C. by Cliff (cliff1066) on Flickr (use permitted with attribution). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale, born in Coventry Connecticut in 1755 and educated at Yale University, was designated the official state hero of Connecticut in 1985. Nathan Hale was a captain in the Continental army and volunteered to spy on the British during the American Revolution - he was hanged in 1776 without a trial by the British. The young patriot's immortal last words are etched at the base of the statue at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut (and the replica on Constitution Avenue in Washington D.C.): "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Youthful head of Nathan Hale statue - click to see all cultural symbols
Statue at Chicago Tribune showing the youthful face of Nathan Hale; photo by Richard Lemarchand (Rich_Lem) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike). See All Cultural Symbols.
Nathan Hale's bound feet - click to see all cultural symbols
Nathan Hale's bound feet on the statue at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut - photo © Erin Pettigrew (superfem) on Flickr (use permitted with attribution). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Nathan Hale statue at Yale - click to see all cultural symbols
Statue of Nathan Hale at Yale U from behind showing bound hands; photo by Rich G. (simplerich)on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike). See All State Cultural Symbols.

Source:
The State Hero - Nathan Hale 1755-1776: official CT website
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