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State of Vermont Celebrates 225th Birthday

On March 4, 1791, the 1st Federal Congress admitted Vermont into the Union, making Vermont the 14th state in the United States of America

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Vermont residents are marking their state's 225th birthday.

On March 4, 1791, the 1st Federal Congress admitted Vermont into the Union, making Vermont the 14th state in the United States of America.

Secretary of State Jim Condos and State Archivist Tanya Marshall note the name Vermont was chosen in July 1777 at a convention of 72 representatives known as the "freemen of Vermont." They adopted the state's earliest constitution.

Condos and Marshall are asking residents to tweet their favorite Vermont facts, pictures, memories or thoughts to #Vermont225th.

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