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5 Fun Facts About July 25 In Vermont History

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1. Ethan Allen, the famous Revolutionary War hero and founder of the Green Mountain Boys, was born on July 25, 1738, in Litchfield, Connecticut. He later became a leader in the movement for Vermont's independence from British rule.

2. On July 25, 1814, during the War of 1812, the Battle of Plattsburgh occurred in Plattsburgh, New York, just across Lake Champlain from Vermont. American forces, led by Commodore Thomas Macdonough, defeated a British naval squadron in a decisive victory that helped lead to the end of the war.

3. In 1850, on July 25, Vermont passed a law banning the sale and consumption of alcohol, becoming one of the first states to do so. The law, known as the "Maine Law," was intended to address concerns about alcohol-related social problems such as poverty, crime, and domestic violence.

4. On July 25, 1906, the Montpelier & Wells River Railroad opened a new depot in Montpelier, Vermont, which became known as the "Montpelier Junction." The depot served as a busy transportation hub for many years, connecting Montpelier with other towns and cities in the region.

5. July 25, 1961, was the day that the Vermont State House in Montpelier received a new golden dome. The previous dome, made of wood and copper, had been damaged by lightning strikes and required replacement. The new dome, made of gold leaf-covered aluminum, has become a famous symbol of Vermont's state capitol building.
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