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Summary

Area served as early thoroughfare for traveling Indian tribes.1 French explored area, 1609, and erected fort on island in Lake Champlain, 1666.2 First settled by Massachusetts emigrants, 1724.3 Became free and independent state, 15 Jan. 1777; admitted to U.S. as fourteenth state, 4 Mar. 1791.4 Population in 1810 about 220,000; in 1820 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 290,000.5 Birthplace of JS, 23 Dec. 1805.6 By 1835, six branches of LDS church established in state, with about 120 members.7