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Never heard of the "hillbillies of CT" - that sounds pretty interesting. Are they still around?
Is the Newark basin related to the Delaware Water Gap? Canoed there as a Boy Scout. Also on the Housatonic in CT. Up north. Went to car races too at Lyme Rock as a teen.
A lot going on for a small state. Much for us to explore after my being away 30+ years.
The same geology underlies the I91 corridor, where you live. Red valley soils punctuated by trap rock Basaltic (volcanic) ridgelines. Compare your soil with the soil at your Moms, Sis, and Bro. 100% different in color.
Upper Housatonic valley is cut into Marble deposits - remnant of old sea millions of years ago on edge of original North American continent, before all the continents merged together as Pangaea