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Vermont

(Encyclopedia) Vermont vrmnt´ [Fr.,=green mountain], New England state of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River (E), Massachusetts (S), New York, with…

Chittenden, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Chittenden, Thomas cht´ndn, 1730–97, governor of Vermont, b. East Guilford, Conn. After moving to Vermont in 1774, he was active in the Windsor Convention, which declared (1777)…

Vermont

Capital: Montpelier State abbreviation/Postal code: Vt./VT Governor: Phillip Scott, R (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: David Zuckerman, P (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Patrick Leahy, D (nto Jan. 2019…

Allen, Ira

(Encyclopedia) Allen, Ira, 1751–1814, political leader in early Vermont, b. Cornwall, Conn. He was the younger brother and the assistant of Ethan Allen. Although he was a member of the Green Mountain…

Vermont, University of

(Encyclopedia) Vermont, University of, officially named the Univ. of Vermont and State Agricultural College, at Burlington; land-grant and state supported; chartered 1791, opened 1800. The university…

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

(Encyclopedia) Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879–1958, American novelist and juvenile writer, b. Lawrence, Kans., grad. Ohio State, 1899, Ph.D. Columbia, 1904. Her novels include The Bent Twig (1915),…

Vermont Map

Vermont Profile More Geographic Information Country Profiles Flags World Geography World Statistics U.S. State Profiles U.S. Cities U.S. Geography U.S. Statistics U.S. Map Map…

Green Mountain Boys

(Encyclopedia) Green Mountain Boys, popular name of armed bands formed (c.1770) under the auspices of Ethan Allen in the Green Mountains of what is today Vermont. Their purpose was to prevent the New…

Norwich University

(Encyclopedia) Norwich University, at Northfield and Montpelier, Vt.; coeducational; founded 1819 as a private military college, opened 1820 at Norwich, Vt.; chartered under present name 1834, moved…

Rock Island

(Encyclopedia) Rock Island, town (1991 pop. 1,067), S Que., Canada, at the Vermont border. It is the seat of Stanstead College. Machine tools, dies, and textiles are made.