Vermont - Fast Facts & Trivia

Fall foliage seen from Hogback Mountain, Wilmington

  • Vermont was the first state to be admitted to the Union after ratification of the constitution.

  • With a population of less than nine thousand, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest capital in the United States.

  • Montpelier, Vermont is the only US capital without McDonalds.

  • In the cows to humans ratio, Vermont has the largest number of dairy cows in the country.

  • Montpelier, is the largest producer of maple syrup in the US.

  • Vermont's biggest employer is not Ben and Jerry's, but IBM.

  • Until recently, a Vermonter could drive only with the photo a license to Montpellier.

  • Vermont was claimed at different times by both New Hampshire and New York.

  • Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without Wal-Mart.

  • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Company gives their ice cream waste to local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their pigs. The pigs seem to like all the flavors except mint Oreo.

  • Rudyard Kipling, who lived in Vermont in the 1890s, invented the game of snow golf.

  • Vermont does not sell alcohol to state licenses, you must have an alcohol badge to buy alcohol in liquor stores and grocery stores. This does not apply to bars but may affect those who travel through the state.

  • US President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on July 4th. Born in Plymouth on 7.4.1872.

  • The Vermont State Capitol Building is one of the few that have a golden dome. On the dome is a statue of Ceres.
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