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5 Fun Facts About December 28 In Vermont History

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1. The Vermont Supreme Court Building was dedicated on December 28, 1908, in Montpelier. Designed by architect Edward Lippincott Tilton, the building features Vermont granite and marble, with murals and stained glass windows created by renowned artists of the time.

2. On December 28, 1945, the Vermont State Guard was officially disbanded. This volunteer force was established during World War II to supplement the National Guard and protect the state in case of invasion or disaster. It was made up of civilians who had prior military experience.

3. The first ski tow in the United States was built in Vermont on December 28, 1934, at the Pico Mountain ski area in Rutland. The tow was designed and built by Wallace "Bunny" Bertram, a local ski enthusiast. The invention revolutionized the sport and made skiing more accessible to the public.

4. Emily Susan Hartwell, Vermont's first female physician, was born on December 28, 1838, in Hartland. She received her medical degree from the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1863 and returned to Vermont to practice medicine. She was a strong advocate for women's rights and helped to establish the Vermont Women's Suffrage Association.

5. The Vermont Rail System was established on December 28, 1994, as a group of smaller railroads merged to form a single entity. The system operates over 350 miles of track in Vermont and provides freight transportation services to various industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, and natural resources.
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