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Vermont

In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain came upon a large lake in the area we know today as Vermont and named it after himself. The state's name comes from two French words vert (green) andmont (mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green Mountain State." Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys defended their homeland from the British during the Revolutionary War. Vermont is one of the six New England states and became the 14th state in 1791. Some of Vermont's major industries are dairy farming and tourism. One of the most picturesque states, Vermont has millions of visitors each year who come to see the leaves turn colors in the fall and the snow-covered mountains in the winter. The state flower is the red clover and the tree is the sugar maple. Vermont maple syrup is one of the state's most popular products.

Barnet, Vermont

Barnet, Vermont

Montpelier, VT - Vermont Capitol

Montpelier, VT - Vermont Capitol

Rutand, VT - Vermont State Fair, 1941

Rutand, VT - Vermont State Fair, 1941

Vermont - Covered Bridge

Vermont - Covered Bridge

Vermont Country Store

Vermont Country Store

Vermont Farm

Vermont Farm

Vermont Foliage

Vermont Foliage

Vermont Sugar Mill

Vermont Sugar Mill

West Danville, VT - General Store

West Danville, VT - General Store