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December 22nd, 2014

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Vermont’s 1777 Constitution

Vermont’s Constitution, written in 1777, was one year after our nation declared its Independence in 1776 and 10 years before our national constitution was written in 1787. On July 2, 1777 a convention of delegates from the East and West side of Vermont met in Windsor to write a constitution. Borrowing phrases from the U.S. Declaration of Independen...

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Vermont Politicians “Abroad” Part III

It has been said that Vermont’s greatest export is its people, and this is no less true for its political figures. Vermonters who have served their state in Washington, and the natives who left Vermont and served in other states, have been part of an unusually large group of highly regarded public figures from one of the country’s smallest states....

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Vermont Politicians “Abroad” Part II

It has been said that Vermont’s greatest export is its people, and this is no less true for its political figures. Vermonters who have served their state in Washington, and the natives who left Vermont and served in other states, have been part of an unusually large group of highly regarded public figures from one of the country’s smallest states....

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Vermont Politicians “Abroad” Part I

It has been said that Vermont’s greatest export is its people, and this is no less true for its political figures. Vermonters who have served their state in Washington, and the natives who left Vermont and served in other states, have been part of an unusually large group of highly regarded public figures from one of the country’s smallest states....

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Consuelo Northrup Bailey: Vermont’s First Woman Speaker

When Consuelo Bailey was 15, she was a spectator at an inheritance trial of a prominent St. Albans woman. The basic argument against the woman who deserved the money was that she was too small a woman to inherit a large amount of money. The case appalled Bailey, and must have been in the back of her mind when she graduated from law school and becam...

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Governor Ernest Gibson

George Aiken was succeeded in the State House by William Wills, and then in 1944 by the last of the Proctors, Mortimer. In 1946, Proctor was challenged by Ernest Gibson, Jr. Gibson was just back from World War II, where he had fought with distinction with the forty-third Division commanded by General Leonard Wing of Rutland. Gibson attacked Proctor...

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The Flood of 1927

National Life Building, Montpelier, Vermont, flood 1927. (UVM)   It was the flood of 1927, and not the Depression, that first led Vermont through a period of great change. The flood caused massive damage around the state, wiping out highways and railroads and sweeping buildings off their foundations. Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, came to the...

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How Towns Were Named in Washington County

  Washington County was originally named Jefferson County but President Jefferson’s Embargo, which banned trade with Canada – our biggest economic partner at the time, was so unpopular that the legislature changed the name to Washington in honor of George Washington. Barre was named to honor Colonel Isaac Barre, who played an important r...

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Northfield’s Governor Paine Supported Early Childhood Education

Northfield was chartered by Governor Thomas Chittenden on behalf of the state of Vermont on October 10, 1781 to Joel Matthews. As was usual of Vermont charters, provisions were made for a county grammar school, a college, the first settled minister, and a portion of land for the propagtion of the gospel. The original grant was 18,518 acres. Forty-o...

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Montpelier Becomes a City

  In August of 1781, the state of Vermont chartered the town of Montpelier to Colonel Jacob Davis and several associates. Many of these associates were also named in the town of Calais, which was chartered by the state one day later. It is thought that Colonel Davis selected the town’s name as well as the town of Calais. Davis named Calais for...

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