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Vermont's name is derived from two French words - vert (“green”) and mont (“mountain”) The state of Vermont was originally called New Connecticut. Thomas Young, an American patriot and a participant in the Boston Tea Party, suggested the name of Vermont for the new state. He chose to combine two French words - "vert" (green) and "mont" (mountain) - to honor the Green Mountain Boys, a militia organization established to resist attempts by the British province of New York to control the territory between the British provinces of New York and New Hampshire, known as the New Hampshire Grants (which later became the state of Vermont)
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Vermont is the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean.


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Vermont's state capital (Montpelier) is the least populous state capital in the United States. Its population is about 9,000 in 2015
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Vermont does not have any skyscraper. Vermont is the only state that does not have any buildings taller than 124 feet (38 m)
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Vermont is one of only two states in the U.S. that has fewer people than the District of Columbia (the other state is Wyoming)
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Vermont is the only state in the United States not to have a balanced budget requirement, yet Vermont has had a balanced budget every year since 1991

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Vermont is one of four states that were once independent nations (Texas, California, and Hawaii are the other three). Vermont was its very own independent country for 14 years before joining the Union. Vermont Republic had issued its own currency called Vermont coppers
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Vermont is one of the most racially homogeneous states with about 95% of its population identified as white in the last census (2010)
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Vermont was the first state after the original 13 colonies to join the United States.
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On May 5, 1978, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield opened their first Ben & Jerry’s Homemade ice cream shop in a refurbished gas station in Burlington, Vermont
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Montpelier is the only state capital without a McDonald's restaurant
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Vermont is one of only four U.S. states that does not allow billboard advertising (Alaska, Hawaii and Maine are the others)
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Vermont is the largest producing state of maple syrup in the United States
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President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Born in Plymouth, Vermont on July 4, 1872. Chester Arthur, born in Fairfield, Vermont, is the only other Vermont-born person to become the President of the United States
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Vermont is the most rural of all the states in the United States
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Vermont is the largest producer of marble in the United States.
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Vermont was the first state to outlaw adult slavery.
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The state of Vermont has more covered bridges per square mile than any other state in the country.
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Lake Champlain, the sixth largest freshwater lake in the United States (only the five great lakes are bigger than Lake Champlain), briefly became the nation's sixth Great Lake on March 6, 1998, when President Clinton signed Senate Bill 927. But the joy was short-lived as the Great Lake status was rescinded on March 24, 1998
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Burlington International Airport (BTV) is the busiest airport in Vermont
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Vermont was the first state in the United States to adopt a state flag for purposes other than maritime or military use.