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    Default Wednesday Trivia: Vermont 🇺🇸

    Some Interesting Facts about Vermont:

    Vermont's name comes from the French phrase “vert mont,” meaning “green mountain.”*

    With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.

    Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.

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

    Montpelier, Is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.

    Vermont's largest employer isn't Ben and Jerry's, it's IBM.

    Until recently, the only way a Vermonter could get a drivers license with their photo on it was to drive to Montpelier.

    Vermont was, at various times, claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.

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

    Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream company gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the flavors except Mint Oreo.

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    Vermont does not sell alcohol to out of state licenses, you must have a liquor ID in order to purchase alcohol at liquor stores and grocery stores. This doesn't apply to bars, but can affect those traveling through the state.

    U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Born in Plymouth 7/4/1872.

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    Vermont's state capitol building is one of only a few to have a gold dome. Atop the dome is a statue of Ceres.

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    It was its very own country. Founded in 1777, the Vermont Republic operated a post office, issued its own currency called Vermont coppers, and abolished slavery.

    The Von Trapp family that inspired The Sound of Music moved to Stowe, Vermont in 1942. Descendants are still running the family ski lodge—and, I hope, spontaneously bursting into song.

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    One thing that's not legal in Vermont: billboard advertising. Vermont is one of four states to ban commercial billboards, the others being Maine, Hawaii, and Alaska.

    Vermont has one telephone area code—and they're proud of it. You'll see 802 on t-shirts, bumper stickers, and even tattoos.

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    The first rope tow was set up in Woodstock and was powered by a Model T Ford engine.

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    The coldest recorded temp is -50 in Bloomfield in 1933.

    Next time you don't want to shovel snow...
    Think about the residents in Readsboro. They received 50 inches over 3 days from a single storm in 1947.

    If you're ready for some snow...Are you ready for levels like the winter of 1970/1971? The greatest snowfall for a single season was 26.5 feet of snow!

    Between 1920 and 1924, the Wasp was one of the most ambitious and stylish automobiles around. Karl H. Martin went home to his native Bennington to produce top of the line cars which he sold for $10,000 each, which would be just over $110,000 today. A pretty hefty price to pay for a vehicle that went at a top speed of 15 MPH!

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    Rudyard Kipling invented the game of snow golf in Vermont by painting his golf balls red so that they were easier to find in the snow.

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    Some Strange Laws in Vermont:

    - Women must get permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.
    - It’s illegal to deny the existence of God.
    - It was once illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.
    - Delivery men must walk backwards in driveways of homes worth more than $500,000.
    - It is against the law to whistle underwater.
    - Doves must not be kept in the freezer.
    - It is not legal to paint landscapes during times of war.
    - It's also illegal to paint a horse--even when it's not war time.
    - It is illegal to give a baby a “comforter”.
    - It is illegal for vagrants to obtain food by force.
    - It is not legal to use colored margarine in restaurants unless the menu indicates it is permitted in 2 inch high lettering.
    - It's illegal to undress in public in Vermont, but if you leave your house naked, it's totally fine.

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Vermont 🇺🇸

    Thank Anita, how in tarnation did they come up with some of these laws, sheesh?
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Vermont 🇺🇸

    Wow! The illegal laws are very interesting to say the least.


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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Vermont 🇺🇸

    Well, living in Vermont? It is strange and very liberal. The worse drivers I have ever seen and the roads are not the best. The state is poor and too many living off the government. Housing is an issue and the cost of living is outlandish! Jobs are not plentiful and maple syrup is the only claim to fame. Diversity is somewhat non-existent. And what they call a WalMart? It doesn't even qualify...I have seen real WalMarts in Missouri and Arkansas. I don't begrudge people living simple; and being from the Ozarks in Missouri? I have seen backwoods people, but Vermonters take the cake. I wish I could go back to Missouri in a heartbeat!

    "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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