Vermont was originally inhabited by two major Indian tribes, the Abenaki and the Iroquois. In the colonial period, it was claimed by France, who gave it to England after being defeated in 1763 in one of the French and Indian Wars (also called the Seven Years War). The French gave the state its name, Verts Montsis literally translated as Green Mountains, so named for the mountains which are green due to the boreal forest on them. For many years, New Hampshire and New York disputed control of the area but the Green Mountain Boys militia eventually prevailed in creating an independent state. In 1791, Vermont joined the United States as the 14th state, the first outside the original 13 Colonies. It became the first state to have abolished slavery.
Red flannel hash is a good choice for a Vermont dinner because it represents the New Englanders' reputation for thrift. It is a make-do dinner using up leftovers from a Sunday dinner of corned beef. It is often served with fried eggs. Homemade applesauce and apple cider are good choices as well because apples are so common in the New England area. Vermont is known for it's maple syrup, being the largest producer of maple syrup in the US, so a good choice for dessert might be Maple syrup pie. We decided to have a pancake supper with maple syrup.
|In Vermont M is for Maple Syrup, L is for Lake Champlain and R is for the Red Clover, H is for the Hermit Thrush and D is for Dairy.|
We have visited 43 states (86%) in our Postcard-Geography album.
We still need postcards for these states:
Vermont and Wyoming.
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