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1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain came upon a large lake in
the area we know today as Vermont and named it after himself.
state's name comes from two French words vert (green) and mont
(mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green
Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain
Boys defended their homeland from the British during the
Revolutionary War. Vermont is one of the six New England states and
became the 14th state in 1791.
Some of Vermont's major industries
are dairy farming and tourism. One of the most picturesque states,
Vermont has millions of visitors each year who come to see the
leaves turn colors in the fall and the snow-covered mountains in the
The state flower is the red clover
and the tree is the sugar maple. Vermont maple syrup is one of the
state's most popular products.