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5 Fun Facts About September 26 In Vermont History

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1. The Vermont State Fair, one of the largest agricultural fairs in the state, regularly begins on September 26. This annual event in Rutland County showcases farming, livestock, and a variety of exhibits and shows, as well as carnival rides and games.

2. On September 26, 1791, Vermont became a state, after actively seeking recognition as an independent republic for several years. This made Vermont the first state added to the United States since the original 13 colonies.

3. Famous abolitionist and women's suffrage activist Susan B. Anthony spoke in Burlington on September 26, 1873, drawing crowds and support for equal rights for all people.

4. On September 26, 1952, Hurricane Hazel caused widespread damage across Vermont, knocking down trees, power lines, and homes. Some areas experienced flooding and landslides as well, resulting in a state of emergency being declared.

5. The Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks in northern Vermont, a popular destination for maple syrup and candy, held its first-ever "sugaring off party" on September 26, 1960. This event has since become an annual tradition and celebration of the harvest season.
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