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Timeline of 19th-Century Economic Development in Vermont and New Hampshire

1791 Vermont becomes a state.
1811 William Jarvis imports 400 Merinos from Spain to his farm in Weathersfield, VT.
1819 460 miles of roadways in New Hampshire, most linking the Merrimack River and Connecticut River valleys and Boston.
1820 84% of New Hampshire families make their living primarily from farming. The percentage is Vermont is equal or higher.
1823 The Champlain Canal opens from the southern end of the lake to the Hudson River, increasing commerce and changing the direction of VT trade from Canada to New York.
1824 Congress imposes tariff on imported wool cloth.

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