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Swanton, Vermont: Royal Swans of Swanton

Two swans have lived in a fenced-in area of Swanton's park since 1961, when the original pair was approved by Queen Elizabeth II.

Grande Ave., Swanton, VT
Downtown, in Village Green Park, on the west side of US Hwy 7/Grande Ave. at its intersection with Hwy 78/1st St.
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Swans of Swanton.

Royal Swans of Swanton

The swans are back! Stopped by on our way to Montreal and happy to report that there are two new swans in the park.

[Stephen Hutchinson, 09/04/2018]
Royal Swans of Swanton

Both swans died last winter. They are working to get a new pair of swans for 2017.

[Michele, 08/25/2016]

Swans of Swanton.

Royal Swans of Swanton

While Swanton was not named for swan birds, two swans have become the official mascots of the town, complete with an official residence in the town park. The swans also have a thin tie to royalty. In 1961 a PR man from Montreal who had a summer house in Swanton arranged a gift of swans for the town's upcoming bicentennial. Queen Elizabeth II of England herself approved the transfer of a pair of swans to the town. Although the swans of today have no tie to the originals, all subsequent swans have been referred to as "Royal."

[HutchScouter, 07/12/2015]

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