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All About Vermont

Guest Author - Brenda Potter Reynolds

Official Name: Vermont

Nickname: Green Mountain State

Admitted to Union: March 4, 1791

Capital: Montpelier

Area: 9615 square miles

Vermont Map
Highest Point: Mt. Mansfield at 4,393 feet above sea level

Lowest Point: Lake Champlain at 95 feet above sea level

Bordering States: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York. Vermont also shares a border with Canada.

State Bird: Hermit Thrush

State Flower: Red Clover

State Tree: Sugar Maple Find out more about maple sugar season

State Song: "These Green Mountains" by Diane Martin, Composer and Rita Buglass, Arranger

State Insect: Honeybee

State Fruit: Apple

State Pie: Apple Pie Recipe

State Flavor: Maple

Favorite Sons & Daughters:
Chester Alan Arthur, Calvin Coolidge, John Deere, George Dewey, John Dewey, Stephen A. Douglas, Elisha Graves Otis, Joseph Smith, Brigham Young

Interesting Facts:
14th state to sign the Constitution
First constitution to outlaw slavery was Vermont's in 1777.
First postage stamp used in America was made in Brattleboro in 1846.
First Boy Scout Club was organized in Barre in 1909.
Sandpaper was invented by Isaac Fisher at Springfield in 1834.

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