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5 Fun Facts About September 1 In Vermont History

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1. The Vermont state fair was first held on September 1, 1846, in Rutland. It has since become an annual tradition, drawing in visitors from all over the state.

2. September 1, 1900, marked the opening of the first commercial ski resort in the United States, located in Woodstock, Vermont. Named the "Snow Valley Ski Resort," it featured one slope and a single rope tow.

3. On September 1, 1913, the Vermont State Capitol Building in Montpelier was completed, after several years of construction. It is home to the Vermont State Legislature and is a popular tourist attraction.

4. In 1950, the town of Bennington saw one of the most unusual UFO incidents in history on September 1st. Multiple eyewitnesses reported seeing strange lights in the sky above the town, and the incident has since become a popular topic of discussion among conspiracy theorists.

5. September 1, 1974, marked the opening of the first Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont, which would go on to become one of the most successful and beloved ice cream companies in the world.
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