Date of Entry:
March 4, 1791
|Map of USA. Vermont outlined in dark ink, shaded &|
with arrow pointing to it.
|A close-up of Vermont & its neighbors.|
Canada, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York
Lake Champlain, Connecticut River
9,616 square miles
*Five Largest Cities:
Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Rutland, Essex
Famous Geographical Point:
The Green Mountain State. A truly fun fact: The word "Vermont" comes from "vert mont," which is French for "green mount." Nearly the whole state is covered by the Green Mountain range.
Lindsey Jacobellis, snowboarder (silver medalist in the 2006 Olympics)
It was shockingly difficult to find someone famous from Vermont who met all my criteria: not a politician, someone who had a positive impact, born & raised there, and a name I recognized. Lots of famous people move there in adulthood, though.
Book Set In/About:
Northern Borders by Howard Frank Mosher
A coming-of-age tale set in rural northern Vermont during the 1940s/50s. It sounds enchanting.
Movie Set In/About:
"Dead Poets Society" (1989), directed by Peter Weir
Set in a fictional private school in Vermont, a dynamic English teacher inspires his students.
Headline of the Day:
"Vermont's $200 Million Mountain of Trouble" in the Boston Globe.
*Literally every list I looked at was different, which is highly unusual. I went with one dated 2015 because I figured I'd stick with the most current.