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5 Fun Facts About August 26 In Vermont History

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1. Vermont became the 14th state to abolish slavery on August 26, 1777, when the state constitution was drafted and passed by the Vermont General Assembly.

2. The first ski academy in the United States, the Woodstock Ski Runners, was founded in Woodstock, Vermont, on August 26, 1936. The academy helped develop the sport of skiing in Vermont and produced several Olympic skiers.

3. On August 26, 1920, women in Vermont were granted the right to vote, becoming the 14th state to do so after the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

4. The famous Vermont Teddy Bear Company was established on August 26, 1981, in Shelburne, Vermont. The company creates high-quality teddy bears, each with its own unique personality and style.

5. The Northeast Kingdom, a region in the northern part of Vermont known for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities, was officially designated as a tourism region on August 26, 1970. The area boasts over 200 lakes and ponds, numerous mountains and forests, and charming small towns.
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