Celebrate Vermont with a Slice of Pie

Today we celebrate Vermont Day. We all know that Vermont is the undisputed capital of Maple Syrup, but did you know that Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery as part of the state’s constitution in 1777? That same constitution mandated public funding for high education. Very progressive.

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The Flavors of Vermont

Beautiful Vermont, the Green Mountain State, was the 14th state to join the Union. The state derived its name from the French words Vert for Green and Mont for Mountain, hence Green Mountain State. Claimed by the French in 1609, the first settlement was established in 1666 at Fort Sainte Ann. Interestingly enough, the fort was built to protect Canada from the Iroquois.

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