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Forum Post: Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

Posted 5 years ago on June 20, 2015, 7:30 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8256) from Phoenix, AZ
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How did a city kid, who grew up in a 3 1/2-room apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y., end up the mayor of Burlington, Vt., and later one of the state's two senators? For Bernie Sanders, it began with a subway ride into Manhattan with his brother.

"We stopped near the Radio City Music Hall and at that point the state of Vermont had a storefront there, advertising Vermont land," says Sanders. "It was for tourists."

Sanders, 73, the independent senator turned Democratic presidential candidate, has called Vermont home for almost all of his entire adult life. It started when he was around 13 years old, a fascination with the Green Mountain State born in glossy real estate guides.

"We picked up the brochures," Sanders says. "We read them and we saw farms were for sale."




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[-] 0 points by turbocharger (1756) 5 years ago

Ive been to Burlington. Its kind of like a fairy tale of a city.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8256) from Phoenix, AZ 5 years ago

How'd you get there? You didn't use a road built with confiscated money did you?