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5 Fun Facts About October 10 In Vermont History

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1. Ethan Allen was born on October 10, 1738, in Litchfield, Connecticut. He would later become a prominent figure in Vermont history as the leader of the Green Mountain Boys and a key figure in the state's fight for independence.

2. Vermont officially became the 14th state in the United States on October 10, 1791. This came after a hard-fought battle with New York to establish Vermont's independence as a state.

3. The University of Vermont (UVM) was founded on October 10, 1791, the same day Vermont became a state. UVM is now a highly respected public research university located in Burlington, Vermont.

4. The Vermont National Guard was officially established on October 10, 1898. Since then, the Vermont National Guard has served in many important military operations and has been an integral part of the state's defense infrastructure.

5. On October 10, 1973, the Vermont State House was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The State House, located in Montpelier, is the seat of Vermont's state government and is known for its gold-plated dome, which is made of copper and covered with gold leaf.
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