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5 Fun Facts About January 12 In Vermont History

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1. In 1819, the Vermont State legislature passed an act that provided for the creation of the State's first bank, the State Bank of Vermont in Montpelier.

2. In 1869, the University of Vermont admitted its first female student, Ellen Miller.

3. In 1915, Vermont became the first state in the US to establish a state-owned liquor control system, which still exists today.

4. In 1937, Vermont's first ski tow, the Nose Dive Ski Tow, opened in Stowe, allowing skiers to access the nearby mountain.

5. In 1987, Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, made national headlines by traveling to Nicaragua and meeting with Sandinista leaders, prompting controversy at home and abroad.
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