Originally inhabited by two major Native American tribes - the Abenaki and the Iroquois - much of the territory that is now Vermont was claimed by France during its early colonial period. France ceded the territory to the Kingdom of Great Britain after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years' War. For many years, the nearby colonies, especially New Hampshire and New York, disputed control of the area. The Green Mountain Boys militia, which eventually prevailed in creating an independent state, the Vermont Republic. Founded in 1777 during the Revolutionary War, the republic lasted for fourteen years. Vermont is one of seventeen U.S. states to have had a sovereign government in the past. In 1791, Vermont joined the United States as the 14th state, the first outside the original 13 Colonies.
For golfers Vermont offers designs by the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones, with fairway layouts that range from lakeside and mountain locations to sweeping valley vistas, Vermont's courses offer some of the finest settings and most exhilarating challenges in the country.
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