Interesting Facts About Vermont

Enjoy these interesting facts about Vermont.

Vermont Facts

- Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream company gives their ice cream waste to the local Vermont farmers who use it to feed their hogs. The hogs seem to like all of the flavors except Mint Oreo.

- Montpelier, Vermont is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonalds.

- In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.

- Vermont does not sell alcohol to out of state licenses, you must have a liquor ID in order to purchase alcohol at liquor stores and grocery stores. This doesn't apply to bars, but can affect those traveling through the state.

- U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Born in Plymouth 7/4/1872.

- Montpelier, Is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.

- Until recently, the only way a Vermonter could get a drivers license with their photo on it was to drive to Montpelier.

- Vermont was, at various times, claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.

- Rudyard Kipling, living in Vermont in the 1890's invented the game of snow golf.

- Vermont's largest employer isn't Ben and Jerry's, it's IBM.

- With a population of fewer than nine thousand people, Montpelier, Vermont is the smallest state capital in the U.S.

- Until 1996, Vermont was the only state without a Wal-Mart.

- Vermont's state capitol building is one of only a few to have a gold dome. Atop the dome is a statue of Ceres.