Vermont Capital


The capital of Vermont is in Montpelier. Montpelier means mountain ring in French…

Or at least that is how I imagine my report on the capital of Vermont should start. Between Senate Agriculture Committee hearings and town meeting we’ve been doing a lot of government for homeschooling the past week. All of this coupled with NAIS has led to many discussions about government.

So seriously, above is a winter photo of our state capital building. It is made with granite, which is rather appropriate given that rocks are rather common around here. They grow well in our fields as well as being quarried in many of the towns in these parts.

Montpelier is just half an hour from our house so although we may be way out in the sticks and not come down off of our mountain for weeks some times it is not far to the city. Barre and Montpelier, twin cities, have a population of around 9,000 each. I realize to some of you those are barely small towns but in these parts they are each good sized cities from our perspective.

Wednesday: 27째F/7째F, Light snow flurries, Sunny
Thursday: 29째F/6째F, Light snow flurries, Sunny

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3 Responses to Vermont Capital

  1. pablo says:

    I especially like the forested mountain that backs the capitol. In Missouri you can get the Missouri River in the background if you get yerself positioned just right. Nice setting. I’m not sure the legislators know what’s coming when you arrive there.

  2. What a beautiful building, Walter! The golden dome is just marvelous!
    You are a lucky guy, live in so close to Barre and Montpelier, beautiful cities! Would be great to see another photos of Barre and Montpelier, too.

    And my very thanks for your comment on my blog!

  3. P.V. says:

    WOW!!!!! That is a beautiful pix. Do you know I have noet yet been to see our capital?! I like your pix from around vermont!

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