It's not really a great coat of arms -- it's landscape on a shield -- but it's what the State of Vermont uses and has used for a long time (at least since 1821) and who am I to tell them that it's not really good heraldry?
Anyway, I recently ran across a website that gives a history of Vermont's coat of arms, and thought that some of you might find it of interest. If you are, feel free to drop on over to http://www.netstate.com/states//symb/coat.of.arms/vt_coat_of_arms.htm and take a look. (The page loads a bit strangely on my computer; it looks like a blank page with ads running down the left-hand side, but if you scroll down the article appears.)
December travel - part 1
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