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History of Vermont, USA

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 Vermont, USA

Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the ratification of the Constitution.

In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.

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Vermont has the most covered bridges per square mile of any state in the USA.



There is MUCH more to discover about Vermont, USA. Read on!
  • 1609 - The area which is today Vermont was first explored by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain in 1609, when he claimed it for his home country.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html

  • 1724 - British built Fort Drummer, first permanent settlement in Vermont


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm

  • 1791 - Vermont became 14th U. S. state


  • January 17, 1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1823 - Champlain Canal opened, created water route between Vermont, New York City


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm

  • 1833 - July 2 - An unusually large New England tornado, one half to three quarters of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, VT, and then into Canada. It prostrated nearly everything in its path.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1849 - Vermont's first railroad completed from Boston to Lake Champlain


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm

  • News 1868 - There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."
    One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - It is stated on high authority, of actual statistics, that the people of Vermont - a State almost exclusively devoted to agriculture -
    hold more money and other property per capita than the people of any other State in the Union.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870

  • News 1888 - In portions of Vermont and New Hampshire the mercury registered 30 degrees below zero on the 21st.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888

  • 1895 - Vermont
    Vermont' (named from the French Monts Verts or Verts Monts, i.e., "Green Mountains," the principal mountain-range in the state), the northwesternmost ...Read MORE...


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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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    Arrowhead Mountain, Milton, Vt.
    Postcard
  •  Vermont, USA
    University Place. Burlington, VT.
    Postcard
  •  Vermont, USA
    Main Street, Middlebury, Vt.
    Postcard
  • News 1927 - November 4 - Flooding in Vermont caused 84 deaths
    A great Vermont flood occurred. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state....Read MORE...


  • 1936 - February 24th - 25th - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

    The Weather Channel

  • 1965 - August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
    Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many location it was the earliest freeze of...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Vermont, USA


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Arrowhead Mountain, Milton, Vt.
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University Place. Burlington, VT.
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(IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois

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Main Street, Middlebury, Vt.
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  • 1609 - The area which is today Vermont was first explored by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain in 1609, when he claimed it for his home country.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1724 - British built Fort Drummer, first permanent settlement in Vermont


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm
  • 1791 - Vermont became 14th U. S. state
  • January 17, 1817 - A luminous snowstorm occurred in Vermont and New Hampshire. Saint Elmo's fire appeared as static discharges on roof peaks, fence posts, and the hats and fingers of people. Thunderstorms prevailed over central New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1823 - Champlain Canal opened, created water route between Vermont, New York City


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm
  • 1833 - July 2 - An unusually large New England tornado, one half to three quarters of a mile wide, went from Salem Pond to Norton Pond, VT, and then into Canada. It prostrated nearly everything in its path.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1849 - Vermont's first railroad completed from Boston to Lake Champlain


    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ vttimeln.htm
  • News  1868 - There is a little town in Vermont where the people have considerable fun with their "fence viewers."
    One of the officers weighs three hundred pounds, another is six feet three inches tall, and the third is extremely small. It was recently voted that... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - It is stated on high authority, of actual statistics, that the people of Vermont - a State almost exclusively devoted to agriculture -
    hold more money and other property per capita than the people of any other State in the Union. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870
  • News  1888 - In portions of Vermont and New Hampshire the mercury registered 30 degrees below zero on the 21st.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • 1895 - Vermont
    Vermont' (named from the French Monts Verts or Verts Monts, i.e., "Green Mountains," the principal mountain-range in the state), the northwesternmost ... Read MORE...

  • News  1927 - November 4 - Flooding in Vermont caused 84 deaths
    A great Vermont flood occurred. Tropical rains deluged the Green Mountain area of Vermont causing the worst flood in the history of the state.... Read MORE...

  • 1936 - February 24th - 25th - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

    The Weather Channel
  • 1965 - August 29 - A national record for the month of August was established when 2.5 inches of snow fell atop Mount Washington NH.
    Temperatures in New England dipped to 39 degrees at Nantucket MA, and to 25 degrees in Vermont. For many location it was the earliest freeze of... Read MORE...

Vermont, USA Genealogy

Genealogy Resources for Vermont

vermont-archives.org/research/database/nye.asp

Vermont Land Records, Early to 1900

A gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state; and of all its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. To which are added, statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with ... other useful information by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849

History of Chittenden County, Vermont With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers Edited By W. S. Rann, Syracuse, N. Y. D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886

History of Addison County, Vermont, With Illustrations And Biographical Sketches of Some Of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers. Edited by H. P. Smith. Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co., Publishers, 1886

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