Vermont’s image was enhanced during the early twentieth century by its association with well-known people of the era. Calvin Coolidge, the president of the United States from 1923 to 1929, was the most famous. Even though Coolidge gained political prominence in Massachusetts, he emphasized his Vermont roots and maintained a summer White House in his hometown of Plymouth Notch.
Many famous writers and artists moved to Vermont and promoted the state during the early and mid-twentieth century, including Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Robert Frost, Dorothy Thompson, Sinclair Lewis, Luigi Lucioni, Norman Rockwell, and Paul Sample. Moonlight in Vermont, made popular in the 1940s by singer Margaret Whiting captured the romantic rural image of the state that continues to endure to this day.
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