Vermont: The Green Mountain State
The “Green Mountain State” of Vermont was admitted to statehood March 4, 1791 to become the 14th state. The capital city is Montpelier. The state bird is the Hermit Thrush and the state flower is the Red Clover.
The state name is based on the French words ‘verts monts’ which translated to ‘green mountains,’ and makes reference to the topography of the state which contains green mountains that are situated in a north-south line with an average altitude of one-thousand feet.
Vermont’s economy includes (agriculture) cattle, hay, dairy products, apples and maple products as well as (industry) electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, paper products, printing/publishing and tourism. Vermont’s gross state product was $26-billion (2010).