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    (March 4, 1791- )
    Samuel de Champlain named her (July 4, 1609)
    Isle La Motte, first permanent white settlement established by the French (1666)
    14th state to join
    Nickname: Green Mountain State
    Capital: Montpelier
    Size: 9609 square miles (ranks 43rd)
    Motto: Freedom And Unity
    Bird: Hermit Thrush
    Flower: Red Clover
    Tree: Sugar Maple
    Song: Hail, Vermont
    Approximately 25 Confederates made a surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont (October 19, 1864).
    The first US poliomyelitis epidemic broke out in Rutland (June 17, 1894).
    Temperature ranges from -50ºF (-46ºC) (December 30, 1933) to 105ºF (41ºC) (July 4, 1911).
    Vermont was the first American colony to abolish slavery (July 2, 1777).
    Vermont's 'Green Mountain Boys,' fought along the original 13 colonies against the British, during the American Revolution.
    Vermont declared its own declaration of independence and called its republic New Connecticut (January 16, 1777).
    New Connecticut was an independent country for fourteen years, then returned to the name Vermont and joined the U.S. (1791).
    It was the first state to join after the United States had a constitution.
    President Calvin Coolidge and catcher Carlton Fisk were born in Vermont.
    Fictional Star Trek nurse, Christine Chapel, was born in Davenport Heights, Vermont.
    Vermont declared independence from NY (January 16, 1777), however, NY did not give up claims to Vermont until NY was paid $30,000 (October 28, 1790).
    Sandpaper and the seed machine were invented in Vermont.
    The TV series 'Newhart' was set in Vermont.
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