Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Who swore in Calvin Coolidge as the 30th president of the United States for his first term?||Vermont History
His father. Coolidge was Vice-President of the United States under Warren G. Harding. When Harding died in office Coolidge was visiting his family's home in Plymouth Notch, Vt. At 2:47 A.M. on August 3, 1923, Coolidge was sworn into office by his father, who was a justice of the peace.
|Vermont has a quarterly magazine dedicated to showcasing Vermont's attractions and beauty. What is it's name?||Vermont History
Vermont Life. "Vermont Life" was founded in 1946.
|Philip H. Hoff was elected Governor of Vermont in 1962. He was the first governor from the Democratic Party in how many years?||Vermont History
108. The last Democratic governor before Hoff was John S. Robinson from 1853 to 1854.
Hermit Thrush. The Black-Capped Chickadee is the state bird of Maine; the Purple Finch is the state bird of New Hampshire. No state claims the Pine Siskin.
|The northernmost land action of the American Civil War took place in which Vermont town?
St. Albans. Confederate soldier Bennett H. Young was a prisoner of war who escaped to Canada from Ohio. He proposed raids on the Union from Canada to get money for the Confederate treasury. On October 19, 1864, he and a group of twenty robbed the three St. Albans banks of a total of $208,000. They escaped to Canada where they were captured by Canadian authorities.
|Why didn't Vermont immediately join the Union after the signing of the Declaration of Independence?||Vermont History
It was an independent republic until 1791.. While New York and New Hampshire both claimed parts of Vermont under English law, these claims were abandoned after the U.S. declared independence.
|A turning-point in the American Revolution was the Battle of Bennington (VT). Where did the battle actually occur?||Vermont History
Walloomsac, NY. Old Vermonters will tell you that the battle was fought in New York so good Vermont farmland didn't get torn up.
|During the American Revolutionary War, Vermont had a militia known as "The Green Mountain Boys." Who was its leader?||Vermont History
Ethan Allen. Seth Warner was a colonel in "The Green Mountain Boys." Remember Baker was a captain. Richard Snelling was a 20th century Vermont governor.
The Green Mountain State. Maine is the Pine Tree State, New Jersey is the Garden State and New Hampshire is the Granite State.
14. There are 14 counties in the 14th state.