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Vermont may be the second least populous state, but it is very popular during the long winter months when tourists flock to ski resorts on the Green Mountains. Warm summers offer students studying in Vermont plenty of opportunities to get outside, especially along the shores of Lake Champlain. Colorful autumns round out the seasons, giving students extensive opportunities to hike.
In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain came upon a large lake in the area we know today as Vermont and named it after himself. The state's name comes from two French words vert (green) and mont (mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green Mountain State." 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 winter. The state flower is the red clover (Trifolium pratense) and the state tree is the sugar maple (Acer saccharum). Vermont maple syrup is one of the state's most popular products.
Vermont State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Vermont state facts such as Vermont state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Vermont, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Vermont State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
|Amphibian||Northern Leopard Frog
|Coat of Arms||Vermont Coat of Arms|
|Cold Water Fish||Brook Trout
|Flavor||Maple - (Vermont Sugar Maple Tree)|
|Heritage breed of livestock||Randall lineback breed of cattle
|Latin motto||Stella quarta decima fulgeat - April 10, 2015|
|Marine Fossil||White Whale
|Motto||Freedom and unity|
|Nicknames||"Green Mountain State"|
|Quarter||Vermont State Quarter|
|Rock||Granite, Marble, Slate|
|Soil||Tunbridge Soil Series|
|"These Green Mountains"
"HAIL, VERMONT!" (OLD)
|Terrestrial fossil||Mount Holly mammoth tooth and tusk|
|Warm Water Fish||Walleye Pike
(Stizosedion vitreum vitreum)
|Winter sports||Skiing and snowboarding|