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Encyclopedia > Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Nickname: Queen City
Location in Vermont
Coordinates: 44°28′0″N 73°9′0″W / 44.46667, -73.15
Country United States
State Vermont
County Chittenden
Government
 - Mayor Bob Kiss[1]
Area
 - City  15.5 sq mi (40.1 km²)
 - Land  10.6 sq mi (27.4 km²)
 - Water  12.7 sq mi (12.7 km²)
Elevation  200 ft (61 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 38,889 (city proper)
 - Density 3,682.0/sq mi (1,421.6/km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-10675GR2
GNIS feature ID 1456663GR3
Website: www.ci.burlington.vt.us

Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. With a population of 38,889, the city is the core of one of the nation's smaller metropolitan areas, and is also the smallest U.S. city that is the largest city in its state. The urbanized area consists of the cities of Burlington, South Burlington, and Winooski; the towns of Colchester, Essex, and Williston; and the village of Essex Junction. As of 2000, the metropolitan area contained the three northwestern counties of Chittenden, Franklin, and Grand Isle, with an estimated 2006 population of 206,007, approximately one third of Vermont's total population.[2][3] // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Download high resolution version (465x744, 34 KB)Description: Map of Vermont towns with Burlington highlighted Source: Map created by Jared C. Benedict on 26 March 2004. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 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Contents

Government

Burlington has a city council-mayor form of government.[4]Democrats and the Progressive Party share seats. U.S. Senator Bernard Sanders was mayor of Burlington from 1981 to 1989. Bob Kiss, the current Mayor, is a Progressive who was elected in 2006. The City Council has 14 seats, which are currently occupied by 5 Democrats, 4 Progressives, 3 Republicans, and 2 Independents. Peter Clavelle, Burlington's longest serving Mayor, held that office from 1989 to 1993, and again from 1995 to 2006. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The Vermont Progressive Party is perhaps the United States most consistently successful current third party, although it is active in only one state. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Sanders, at the podium, announces National Dairy Equity Act Bernard (Bernie) Sanders (born September 8, 1941) has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the state of Vermont. ... Bob Kiss (born April 1, 1947) was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from January of 2001 until he stepped down upon assuming office as mayor of Burlington, following his election to that office on March 7, 2006. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Vermont Progressive Party is perhaps the United States most consistently successful current third party, although it is active in only one state. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


As a non-profit institution, the University of Vermont pays no real estate taxes, though like many other schools, it does make an annual payment in lieu of taxes. In 2007, the college agreed to raise this from $456,006 to $912,011 in 2010 plus a "public works" supplement rising from $180,040 to $191,004 over the same time frame.[5] The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, or simply The University of Vermont, is a public university located in Burlington, Vermont. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 38,889 people, 15,885 households, and 7,052 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,682.0 people per square mile (1,421.9/km²). There were 16,395 housing units at an average density of 1,552.3 per square mile (599.4/km²). Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 16.3% under the age of 18, 25.4% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 29 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.


The median age is 32.1, well under the state figure of 40.7, and under the national figure of 37.6.[6]


The average family size is 2.2 people. 12.59% of the people are married with children. 8.16% have children and are not married.[6]


Geography

The city is situated on the east bank of Lake Champlain, north of Shelburne Bay. It was built on a strip of land extending about 6 mi south from the mouth of the Winooski River along the lake shore and gradually rises from the water's edge to a height of 275 ft. Landsat photo Lake Champlain (French: lac Champlain) is a large lake in North America, mostly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the US-Canada border in the province of Quebec. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... The Winooski River is a tributary of Lake Champlain, approximately 90 miles (145 km) long, in northern Vermont in the United States. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures for Burlington
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27/9 29/11 40/22 53/34 68/45 76/55 81/60 78/58 69/50 56/39 44/30 32/17
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Lake Champlain as a body of water is often responsible for localized snowsqualls, producing up to 13 inches in 12 hours on rare occasions.[8] A Snowsquall is a suddent snow shower with blowing snow due to high winds. ...


Economy

Personal Income

The median income for a household in the city was $33,070, and the median income for a family was $46,012. Males had a median income of $30,144 versus $25,270 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,011. About 10.4% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

The city is home to the corporate headquarters of Bruegger's, a chain of 260 bagel bakeries, and Lake Champlain Chocolates. Downtown on Church Street is the Burlington Town Center mall with over 75 specialty shops and 15 national retailers such as Macy's, Hollister Co., Abercrombie & Fitch, American Eagle Outfitters and Old Navy. Brueggers Corporation, commonly known as Brueggers, is a franchiser and operator of bakery-cafés. ... For other uses, see Bagel (disambiguation). ... Lake Champlain Chocolates, founded in 1983 in Burlington, Vermont, offers sweet indulgences that capture the essence of Vermont, the tradition of making fine chocolate, and the pride that goes into each bite. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... Hollister Co. ... Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF), is an American lifestyle brand and company specializing in Casual Luxury apparel for collegiate individuals ages 18 through 22. ... American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Old Navy is a brand of clothing and chain of stores owned by Gap Inc. ...


The G.S. Blodgett Company, one of the oldest and largest commercial oven companies in the country, manufactures restaurant equipment. Its history dates back to the mid 1800s.


IDX Systems, now a division of General Electric, develops software for the hospital industry and is headquartered in South Burlington. Vermont Teddy Bear Company whose founder started on a cart on a Burlington street, is now a publicly traded company that ships custom teddy bears worldwide. IDX Systems Corporation is a software technology company with headquarters in South Burlington, Vermont. ... “GE” redirects here. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. ... The Vermont Teddy Bear Company is one of the largest producers of teddy bears and the largest seller of teddy bears by mail order and Internet. ...


The Magic Hat Brewing Company, one of the nation's larger craft breweries, is located in South Burlington, just outside the city limits. Burlington is also the birthplace of the ice cream enterprise Ben & Jerry's, founded in 1978 in a renovated gas station. It is now headquartered in South Burlington. Magic Hat Brewing Company is a microbrewery located in South Burlington, Vermont. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The largest industrial facility in Vermont is IBM's semiconductor plant a few kilometers East of Burlington in Essex Junction. Many small industrial and service companies are located in the Burlington area. For other uses, see IBM (disambiguation) and Big Blue. ...


Burlington is home to Burton Snowboards' central offices. Burton Snowboards is the worlds leading manufacturer[1] of snowboards with an estimated 30% to 35% marketshare. ...


History

The War of 1812 was not popular in Vermont. Along with the rest of New England, Vermont did not provide militia units or financial support. This was a serious blow to the cause. Vermont voted Federalist which opposed the war.[9] This article is about the U.S. – U.K. war. ...


5,000 troops were stationed here at one point during the War of 1812, outnumbering residents. About 500 of these died of disease.[10]


In a skirmish on August 2, 1813, the British shelled Burlington. This has either been cited as a bold stroke by the British with an ineffectual response from the Americans; or a weak sally by the British properly ignored by the Americans, depending on who related the story. The cannonade lasted for about ten minutes and did not affect the outcome of the war. The American side was commanded by Naval Lieutenant Thomas MacDonough, later the hero of the Battle of Lake Champlain.[9] Thomas MacDonough (December 21, 1783-November 10, 1825) was an early 19th century American naval officer, most notably as commander of American naval forces in Lake Champlain during the War of 1812. ... The Battle of Plattsburgh also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain ended the final invasion of the Northern states during the War of 1812. ...


In 2007, the city was named one of the top four "places to watch" in the United States.[11] The ratings were based on what was perceived as ideal for older residents. Criteria included what makes a community livable: new urbanism, smart growth, mixed-use development, and easy-living standards


Health

Burlington is the home of Fletcher Allen Health Care, a tertiary referral hospital for Vermont and northern New York State, Level I Trauma Center, and teaching hospital. Fletcher Allen Health Care is a tertiary referral hospital for Vermont and northern New York State, a Level I Trauma Center, and a teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont College of Medicine. ... A tertiary referral hospital or teriary referral centre is a major hospital that has a full complement of services including pediatrics, general medicine, various branches of surgery and psychiatry. ...


In 2006 Burlington was rated the ninth-best city to live in. The criteria were health, quality of life and fitness.[12] In 2007, it was rated 11th out of 100, for auto safety. The criteria were observing speed limits, accident infrequency, and seatbelt use.[13]


Education

University of Vermont - Old Mill building
University of Vermont - Old Mill building

Burlington is a college town, home to the University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington College, and to Champlain College, as well as a Community College of Vermont campus. Saint Michael's College is located in nearby Colchester. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... In North America, a college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small or medium sized city, or in some cases a neighborhood or a district of a city) which is dominated by its university population. ... The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, or simply The University of Vermont, is a public university located in Burlington, Vermont. ... Burlington College is a private liberal arts college located in Burlington, Vermont. ... Champlain College is a private college located in Burlington, Vermont. ... Community College of Vermont is a community college headquarted in Montpelier, Vermont and with offices in twelve other Vermont towns. ... Saint Michaels College is a private, residential, liberal arts Catholic college. ... Colchester, Vermont Colchester is a town located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


Culture and landmarks

Church Street, Burlington
Church Street, Burlington

The Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian mall in the heart of the city, is the site of festivals throughout the year. Events such as the South End Art Hop and public galleries such as The Firehouse Gallery and Pine Street Art Works, provide a forum for the visual arts. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 230 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 230 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...


The Burlington Waterfront on the shore of Lake Champlain has bench swings, shoreline, walking and bike paths. It provides a place to view the Adirondacks. ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Vermont's first LEED Certified Green Building, is located at the waterfront and harbors over 70 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and reptiles. Landsat photo Lake Champlain (French: lac Champlain) is a large lake in North America, mostly within the borders of the United States (states of Vermont and New York) but partially situated across the US-Canada border in the province of Quebec. ... ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, formerly the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, is located on the Burlington waterfront in Northern Vermont. ...


Dragon boat racing to benefit charity have been held in Lake Champlain in August since 2006.[14] A Dragon boat (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport or Dragon boat racing which originated in China. ...


Local music

Burlington has had a long and varied history of local music. The city has, over the years, supported a number of local bands as various "scenes" waxed and waned, and has even launched a handful of national acts. The most famous of these was Phish, which originated at the University of Vermont circa 1983 (they also attended Vermont's Goddard College), and which gave its final performance in 2004. This article is about the band. ... The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, or simply The University of Vermont, is a public university located in Burlington, Vermont. ... Goddard College is a private college located in Plainfield, Vermont which grants BA and MA and MFA degrees. ...


Other notable acts with ties to the city include Strangefolk, Chuch, Itation Sound, The Essex Green, Raq, Colin Clary, James Kochalka, The Smittens, The Milkman's Union, The Jazz Mandolin Project, Pork Tornado, Anais Mitchell and KT Tunstall. Strangefolk is a rock-oriented jamband originally from Burlington, VT. Since forming in 1991, they have released five studio albums, two live albums and one live concert DVD. The band is comprised of Jon Trafton (lead guitar, vocals), Erik Glockler (bass, vocals), Luke Patchen Montgomery (rhythm guitar, lead guitar, vocals... The Essex Green, as pictured on the cover of their album The Long Goodbye. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... James Kochalka is a cartoonist and rock musician who was born May 26th, 1968 and grew up in Springfield, Vermont. ... The Jazz Mandolin Project, is a jazz jam band from Burlington, Vermont, led by mandolinist Jamie Masefield. ... Pork Tornado is a band founded in 1997 by former Phish drummer Jon Fishman, Dan Archer (guitar, vocals), Joe Moore (saxophone, vocals), Aaron Hersey (bass, vocals), and Phil Abair (keyboards, vocals). ... Anais Mitchell is an American singer-songwriter from Vermont. ... KT Tunstall performing at the 2005 Summer Sundae in Leicester Kate KT Tunstall (born 23 June 1975, Edinburgh) is a Scottish singer-songwriter from Fife. ...


Media

Newspapers & Other Publications

Burlington is served by the

  • Burlington Free Press newspaper which is delivered throughout Vermont[15]
  • Seven Days, a free weekly newspaper, delivered in bulk to pickup points in the Burlington metropolitan area, emphasizing arts and culture[16]
  • Vermont Business Magazine[17]

The Burlington Free Press is a newspaper published in Burlington, Vermont. ... Seven Days is a newspaper that is distributed every Wednesday in the U.S. state of Vermont. ...

Television

The Burlington area is served by 4 network television stations. They include Fox 44 WFFF, ABC 22 WVNY, NBC 5 WPTZ, and CBS 3 WCAX. Only WCAX and WPTZ operate news departments. Channel 3 is the only Burlington based news channel, while NewsChannel 5 is based in Plattsburgh NY with a bureau in Burlington as well. The following cable channels are also Burlington based: WFFF-TV is the primary FOX and secondary CW television station for the state of Vermont (except Bennington County) and Upstate New York. ... WVNY-TV is the ABC-affiliated television station for the state of Vermont (except Bennington County) and Upstate New York. ... WPTZ is the NBC affiliated television station serving Plattsburgh, New York and Burlington, Vermont. ... WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliated television station for the Burlington, Vermont/Plattsburgh, New York market. ...

Sports

Club Sport League Stadium
Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball Minor League Baseball; Class A (Short Season) Centennial Field
Vermont Frost Heaves Basketball American Basketball Association; Blue Conference Memorial Auditorium

The Auditorium (Barre, VT) The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters is Champ, the legendary sea monster of Vermonts Lake Champlain. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ... Centennial Field is a stadium in Burlington, Vermont. ... The Vermont Frost Heaves are Vermonts professional basketball team. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The Blue Conference is the Eastern Conference in the ABA. The league also has a Red Conference and a White Conference. ... Buffalo War Memorial Auditorium (formerly Civic Auditorium) is a 16,284-seat multi-purpose arena in Buffalo, New York. ...

University of Vermont Catamounts Multiple sports

Most notably Men's Hockey and Men's and Women's Basketball The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, or simply The University of Vermont, is a public university located in Burlington, Vermont. ... Hockey is any of a family of sports in which two teams compete by trying to maneuver a ball, or a hard, round disc called a puck, into the opponents net or goal, using a hockey stick. ... This article is about the sport. ...

NCAA Division I

America East Conference/Hockey East Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The America East Conference is a college athletic conference whose members are located mainly in the northeastern United States. ... Hockey East is a college athletic conference which operates in New England. ...

Patrick Gym, Centennial Field, Gutterson Fieldhouse

Burlington is home to the Vermont Lake Monsters, a Class A minor league baseball team. Formerly the Vermont Expos baseball club of the New York-Penn League, it plays on the campus of UVM at Centennial Field. The Patrick Gym is a 3,228 seat multi-purpose arena in Burlington, Vermont. ... Centennial Field is a stadium in Burlington, Vermont. ... Gutterson Fieldhouse is a 4,035-seat multi-purpose arena in Burlington, Vermont. ... The logo of the Vermont Lake Monsters is Champ, the legendary sea monster of Vermonts Lake Champlain. ... The New York - Penn League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the northeastern United States. ...


Burlington is also home to a professional basketball franchise, the Vermont Frost Heaves, for half of their season. The team, which is part of the American Basketball Association (ABA), splits their inaugural 2005-2006 season home games between Burlington and Barre. The Frost Heaves, owned by Sports Illustrated writer Alexander Wolff, play their Burlington games at the Memorial Auditorium, on South Union Street, at the corner of Main. The Vermont Frost Heaves are Vermonts professional basketball team. ... The American Basketball Association (ABA) is a mens basketball league founded in 1999. ... City of Barre, Vermont Barre is a city in Washington County, Vermont, in the United States. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Writer for Sports Illustrated and owner of the Vermont Frost Heaves of the American Basketball Association (ABA). ...


There is also a rugby union team in Burlington, the Burlington RFC. For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ...


Daniel W. Fish, a former member of the Air Force's Wings of Blue, was the first person to obtain a permit and skydive in the city of Burlington.


Burlington also hosts the Vermont City Marathon each year, which draws thousands of competitors each Memorial Day weekend.

Lake Champlain from Burlington Vermont

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Transportation

Burlington is the central focus of the Chittenden County Transportation Agency, providing bus service to and from the surrounding communities (and the shopping districts of South Burlington and Williston). Burlington is also the headquarters of the Lake Champlain Transportation Company with seasonal service provided between Burlington's King Street ferry terminal and Port Kent, New York. Chittenden County Transportation Agency is a public bus system that serves Burlington, Vermont. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. ... Williston, Vermont Williston is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. ... The Lake Champlain Transportation Company (LCTC or just LCT) provides car and passenger ferry service at three points on Lake Champlain in the United States. ... Connections Port Kent, NY-Burlington, VT Ferry Other information Code PRK Traffic Passengers (2006) 589 29% Port Kent is a train station in Port Kent, New York served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ...


Burlington International Airport provides the area with commercial service to major regional hubs and international airports. In spite of its name, it does not offer direct flights to destinations outside the United States and does not have Customs and Immigration facilities. The name dates to a time when it offered flights to Montreal. Vermont Transit provides intercity bus service from a depot south of downtown, while Amtrak rail service stops in the nearby village of Essex Junction. Burlington International Airport ( IATA airport code:BTV, ICAO airport code:KBTV) is one of two commercial airports in Vermont. ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Vermont Transit Lines (VTL) is a bus company serving New England. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Essex Junction is a village located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


Major Routes

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Sister cities

Burlington has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI):

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Notable residents

Warren Robinson Austin (November 12, 1877–December 25, 1962) was an American politician and statesman; among other roles, he served as Senator from Vermont. ... Ralph H. Abraham (born July 4, 1936) is an American mathematician. ... BEN BAGLEY (1933-1998), was one of the true innovators of the 20th Century American Musical Theatre, and was born in Vermont during the Great Depression. ... Orson Bean, born Dallas Frederick Burroughs (July 22, 1928 in Burlington, Vermont), is an American film and stage actor. ... Alison Bechdel (born September 10, 1960) is an American cartoonist. ... Several characters in Dykes To Watch Out For. ... Harry Blanchard (born 13 June 1929, Burlington, Vermont - died 31 January 1960, Buenos Aires, Argentina) was a Formula One driver who raced for the Porsche team. ... Murray Bookchin[1] (born January 14, 1921) is an American libertarian socialist speaker and writer, and founder of the Social Ecology school of anarchist and ecological thought. ... Theodore Robert Ted Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer. ... Categories: People stubs | 1949 births ... Grace Anna Goodhue Coolidge (January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957) was wife of Calvin Coolidge and First Lady of the United States from 1923 to 1929. ... John Calvin Coolidge, Jr. ... Howard Brush Dean III (born November 17, 1948) is an American politician and physician from the U.S. state of Vermont, and currently the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the central organ of the Democratic Party at the national level. ... Judith Steinberg Dean (born May 9, 1953) is a physician from Burlington, Vermont, and as the wife of Democratic politician Howard Dean, was First Lady of Vermont from 1991 to 2003. ... John Dewey (October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have been greatly influential in the United States and around the world. ... John Chipman Farrar (1896-1974) was an American writer and publisher. ... Jon Fishman is a drummer, best known for his work with the American jam band Phish. ... Kevin Alexander McKenzie (born July 16, 1948 in Pretoria) was a South African cricketer from 1966/67 to 1986/87. ... Mike Gordon (born June 3, 1965 in Sudbury, Massachusetts) is a bass player and vocalist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... Paul Hackett (born July 5, 1947 in Burlington, Vermont) was University of Southern California head football coach on from 1997 until 2001 prior to Pete Carroll taking over. ... Henry Hitchcock (September 11, 1792–August 11, 1839) was the first Attorney General of the State of Alabama, having been elected by the Alabama General Assembly in December 1819 in its initial session. ... Philip Henderson Hoff (born June 29, 1924) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont where he served as Governor of Vermont from 1963 to 1969. ... Oliver Otis Howard (November 8, 1830 – October 26, 1909) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... Eugene Hütz (born Kiev, Ukraine; 1972) moved to Vermont in the United States with his parents, being a refugee at age 14. ... Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999 and is known for its theatrical stage shows[1]. Much of the bands sound is inspired by Gypsy music, as some of its members are immigrants from Eastern Europe. ... Horatio Nelson Jackson (1872 - January 14, 1955) was a physician who had practiced for a few years in the towns of Brattleboro, Vermont and Burlington, Vermont, who became the first person to drive an automobile, The Vermont, across the United States. ... James Kochalka is a cartoonist and rock musician who was born May 26th, 1968 and grew up in Springfield, Vermont. ... Madeleine Kunin speaking 11 October 2004 Madeleine May Kunin (born September 28, 1933) is a Swiss-American diplomat and politician. ... Page Samuel McConnell (born May 17, 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a pianist/organist/keyboardist most noted for his work with the rock band Phish. ... Ross Powers (February 10, 1979- ) is a world champion snowboarder from Stratton, Vermont. ... William Hepburn Russell: born, January 31, 1812 in Burlington, Vermont - died, September 10, 1872 in Palmyra, Missouri, Alexander Majors, and William B. Waddel are often credited as the founders, owners, and operators of the Pony Express. ... Bernard Bernie Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is the current big willy floppah junior United States Senator from big blob of brown poo Vermont. ... George Robert Birdie Tebbetts (November 10, 1912 - March 24, 1999) was born in Burlington, Vermont, and was raised in Nashua, New Hampshire. ... Leonard Joseph Whitehouse (born on September 10, 1957 in Burlington, VT) is a retired Major League Baseball player who pitched in relief for the Texas Rangers in 1981 and for the Minnesota Twins from 1983 to 1985. ...

References

  1. ^ Mayor's Office
  2. ^ US Governement Census
  3. ^ http://www.census.gov/popest/states/NST-ann-est.html
  4. ^ Burlington City Council
  5. ^ Johnson, Tim (September 29, 2007). City, UVM sign fees deal. Burlington Free Press. 
  6. ^ a b http://www.bestplaces.net/city/Burlington_VT-5010675010.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.ustravelweather.com/weather-vermont/
  8. ^ http://apollo.lsc.vsc.edu/ams/AMS%20VP/Storm%20Conference/NESC%20Presentations/32ndNESC_Presentation/Abstracts/Payer.pdf
  9. ^ a b Johnson, Tim (July 29, 2007). 1812:A look back a Burlington's 20-minute war. Burlington Free Press.  page 4A
  10. ^ Logan, Lee (July 8, 2007). Grant may help Burlington reclaim War of 1812 heritage. Burlington Free Press. 
  11. ^ http://www.rismedia.com/wp/2007-07-23/aarp-the-magazine-announces-top-five-places-to-live-and-retire retrieved on July 24, 2007
  12. ^ "Best and Worst Cities for Men",Men's Health, January/February 2006, page 129
  13. ^ "The Capitals of Crash",Men's Health, April 2007, page 86
  14. ^ (August 6, 2007) Dragon boats fill the waters off Burlington. Burlington Free Press. 
  15. ^ http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage retrieved July 30, 2007
  16. ^ http://www.sevendaysvt.com/masthead.html retrieved July 30, 2007
  17. ^ http://www.vermontbiz.com/vermontbiz Vermont Business Magazine
  18. ^ http://vermontcam.org
  19. ^ http://retn.org
  20. ^ http://www.channel17.org

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External links

Wikisource has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Burlington (Vermont).

Coordinates: 44.476° N 73.213° W Image File history File links Wikisource-logo. ... The original Wikisource logo. ... Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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