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5 Fun Facts About September 29 In Vermont History

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1. In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state to join the United States. The state had previously been an independent republic for 14 years before joining the Union.

2. On September 29, 1864, the Battle of Fort Harrison took place near Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War. The Vermont Brigade played a significant role in the battle, with several soldiers from the state being killed or wounded.

3. In 1955, Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the United States to have a city-wide fluoride program to prevent tooth decay. Today, the program is still in place and is considered a model for other communities.

4. On September 29, 1978, Stowe Mountain Resort hosted the first Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. The event, which is still held annually, has become one of the biggest snowboarding competitions in the world.

5. In 2014, the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, located in Vernon, ceased operations. The plant had been in operation for over 40 years and its closure marked the end of nuclear power generation in the state.
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