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5 Fun Facts About August 5 In Vermont History

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1. In 1777, the Constitution of Vermont was adopted, making Vermont the first state to abolish slavery and the first to declare independence from Great Britain.

2. On August 5, 1834 the Warren Covered Bridge, located in the town of Warren, Vermont, was completed. It is the oldest covered bridge in Vermont and one of the oldest in the United States.

3. On August 5, 1850, the Vermont Central Railroad officially opened, connecting the city of Vermont with other cities in the state and beyond. The railroad played an important role in the development of commerce and tourism throughout the state.

4. On August 5, 1915, the Green Mountain Club was founded, with the aim of maintaining and preserving Vermont's natural beauty, particularly the Long Trail, a hiking trail that stretches the length of the state.

5. In 1973, the Vermont State Fair, which is held annually in Rutland, opened on August 5. It is one of the oldest and largest agricultural fairs in the state, attracting tens of thousands of visitors each year to enjoy entertainment, livestock exhibits, and carnival rides.
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