Vermonters aren’t known to brag. We know it’s the best state and we take pride in keeping it that way. However, if you’re looking to learn a few things about Vermont that proves it’s the number one most wonderful place in the world, we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 things that prove how mighty a little state can be. Share
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Per capita, Vermont has the largest number of cows in the country (i.e. the ratio of cows to people).
2. Crack open a cold one.
Vermonters love their beer, and we have more breweries per capita than any other state at 6.38 per 100,000 people... And that doesn't include all the home brewers!
3. Check, please!
Vermont resident Ida May Fuller was the first American citizen to receive a Social Security check in 1940 and cashed check number 00-000-001.
4. Buy local, eat local.
Vermont is the easiest state to eat local foods. Check out which states made the top 10
5. Pass the syrup.
Vermont is the largest producer in the United States, generating about 5.5 percent of the global supply.
6. It's the law.
Additionally, Vermont has the strictest standards when it comes to the quality of their maple syrup.
7. Olympics bound.
Vermont sent more Olympians per capita to the Winter Games in Sochi with 13 athletes. Very impressive for the size of our state!
8. Welcome to the Union.
Vermont was the first state to sign into the Union after the original 13 states.
9. Equality pioneers.
Vermont was also the first of all the states to strictly prohibit slavery in its constitution.
10. Sew a little love.
Vermont Teddy Bear Company is the largest maker of hand-crafted, American-made Teddy Bears.
11. Charming and practical.
Vermont has just over 100 authentic covered bridges, giving it the highest number of covered bridges per square mile in the United States.