Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 22, 2019

Knowing America through Poetry~VERMONT~by rldubour


Friday!!! time to move on to our next great state: Today we travel to:

 

Knowing America through Poetry

VERMONT

Image result for welcome sign VERMONT

The origin of this state’s name came from
The French words vert and mont.
Vert means green and mont is mountain
Put together they say Vermont.

The people are called Vermonters
Their motto is “Freedom and Unity.”
It’s called “The Green Mountain State”
And from all over they come to see.

Talc is the official mineral and
The gemstone is the garnet grossularite.
The state’s animal is the Morgan horse
The rocks are marble, slate and granite.

The state bird is the hermit thrush
The state insect is the honeybee.
The red clover is the official flower
And the sugar maple is the tree.

Montpelier is the nation’s smallest capital.
Less than nine thousand people there.
And the only capital in the nation with
No McDonalds any where!

Tourism is a major industry and for
Those who do not know.
Famous resorts like Sugarbush and Jay Peak,
Okemo, Killington and Mt. Snow.

 

Ethan Allen a Vermont folk hero

Born in Litchfield, Connecticut in seventeen-thirty-eight.

At one time both New Hampshire and New York

Had claimed this Green Mountain state.

 

In 1609 Frenchman Samuel De Champlain
Claimed all this state’s land for France.
And Wal-Mart was not allowed inside
Until 1996 they finally got their chance.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Co. gives their
Waste to the local farmers.
The hogs love every flavor except ONE,
A recommendation from these charmers?

Greenfield, Cohen, Wells and Bean
A few famous names that should be seen.
Coolidge, Arthur and Paterson
Davenport, Douglas and Brigham Young.
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Statehood: March 4, 1791, the 14th state
Capital: Montpelier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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