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5 Fun Facts About March 5 In Vermont History

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1. In 1770, the first recorded town meeting was held in Brattleboro, Vermont. This meeting was a significant step in the formation of the town's government and set a precedent for democratic decision-making in the state.

2. On March 5, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act into law. This act provided federal funding for schools in low-income areas, which had a significant impact on schools in Vermont.

3. In 1797, Rufus King was elected as Vermont's first U.S. Senator. King went on to serve as a senator for six years before being appointed as the U.S. Minister to Great Britain.

4. On March 5, 1877, the Vermont State Board of Agriculture was established. This board was responsible for promoting agriculture in the state and providing support to farmers.

5. In 1937, the Vermont State House was declared a National Historic Landmark. The state house, located in the capital city of Montpelier, is a significant example of Greek Revival architecture and is one of the oldest continuously used state capitols in the United States.
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