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The hillbillies live in the Naugatuck valley (known locally as the "valley", but dont confuse that with the CT River (I91) valley where you live in (and dont confuse that with the fact that the CT river actually veers east and out of the I91 valley somewhere south of Hartford so the CT river valley in CT no longer has the CT river).
These days there a lot of people living in the "valley" that are transplants from Fairfield County who realized the good land deals and still commute my way.
But there are still natives around as well.
The "Valley" is basically Waterbury (or above?) down to Shelton. Stratford is technically in the valley but the people are different since it is coastal. No hillbillies but there are strange creatures in the forest in Stratford and Shelton called Melonheads.
Check out the valley towns. Seymour is known for their antiques and their casket factory.
Were you born here? I know you lived in AZ for time, college and post-college I believe.
Did you know Cheshire (aside from the prison) is known as "The Bedding Plant Capital"? True!
Melonheads? Tell me they don't play the banjo.