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5 Fun Facts About October 6 In Vermont History

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1. Vermont was admitted to the Union on October 6, 1791. This made it the 14th state to join the United States.

2. On October 6, 1859, John Brown, an abolitionist, began his raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), with the goal of starting a slave rebellion. This event is often seen as a precursor to the American Civil War.

3. The first commercial cheese factory in the United States was established in Vermont on October 6, 1864. The factory was located in the town of Poultney.

4. The town of Stowe, Vermont, was incorporated on October 6, 1855. Today, it is known as a popular ski resort town.

5. On October 6, 1937, the Vermont State Housing Authority was created with the goal of providing safe and affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents. The authority still exists today and has helped to create thousands of homes for Vermonters over the years.
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