Ira Allen at UVM

Location: Burlington
Tag(s): Famous Vermonters
Historical Category: Government History
Video Date: 2/11/2021

Ira Allen was a land speculator and developer who acquired thousands of acres centered around the Winooski River. Wanting to increase the political and social power of that area, he offered 50 acres of land in Burlington to create the University of Vermont campus.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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