Did you know that Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States? That Barre is home to the largest granite quarry in the world? That some of the world’s best cheddar cheese comes from Vermont? That Burlington is the best city in the nation for raising a family?

Vermont Icons illustrates the quintessential symbols that make the Green Mountain State so singularly fascinating. Profiled within these pages are fifty classic symbols of this extraordinary state, revealing little-known facts, longtime secrets, and historical legends. Readers will be delighted by the hundreds of full-color-photographs of the people, places, events, foods, animals, and traditions that make Vermont the state that it is. From back roads to Bag Balm, from fiddleheads to fall foliage, Vermont Icons offers up the inside story about the very things that help give this state its unique character.

Vermont Icons: 50 Symbols of the Green Mountain State, written by Matthew P. Mayo and photographed by Jennifer Smith-Mayo, Globe Pequot Press, July 2012, Guilford, CT.

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