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Verdant Farmlands of Simsbury, Connecticut

A view of Simsbury, Connecticut from the Landsat 9 satellite. The edges of the image are green, while the center has patches of brown along a water source.
NASA/Joshua Stevens; USGS

The Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 captured this image of Simsbury, Connecticut on September 15, 2022. Martin Luther King Jr. and other students from Morehouse College worked summers on a tobacco farm, Meadowood, in Simsbury in 1944 and 1947 to earn money for tuition. King’s time in Connecticut impacted his outlook and trajectory as a minister and civil rights activist, according to King scholars.

Text Credit: Adam Voiland

Image Credit: NASA/Joshua Stevens; USGS