Monday, August 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: French Vermont

The capital of Vermont, Montpelier was named by one of the city's founders Jacob Davis. He named the settlement after Montpelier, a city in southern France. The name was chosen as France had become very popular due to their helpful role in the American Revolutionary War.

15 comments:

  1. I spent a couple of weeks two years ago in Montpellier. It is a very nice city and I didn´t know it existed another one in America. Kisses:)

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  2. I love travelling, I have to fo there.

    I hope you will visit my blog:

    http://perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-summer-in-city.html

    and maybe follow if U like.

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  3. well, that's a great story to tell

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  4. I love how that name just rolls off the tongue.

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  5. so many cities there don't have original names

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  6. Yes, France and the USA were once the best of allies at a time when America didn't have many friends in the world.

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  7. As a guy on the west half of the US, I can openly admit that I know absolutely nothing about Vermont. I can't even point it out on a map.

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  8. History was never my favorite subject in school. However, it is is nice learning from post such as yours.

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