Explain why you think Matthew Lyon is an important figure in American history and why he should be included in the Register.
I think Matthew Lyo is an important figure in American history for the following reasons
1. During the American Revolutionary War, Lyon served as a colonel in the Green Mountain Boys
2. He played an important part in the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775.
3. After the signing of the Declaration of Independence, he joined the Continental Army and served as a second lieutenant under General George Washington.
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The way i think of it that He founded Fair Haven, Vermont in 1783 and returned to the state House of Representatives from 1783 to 1796 as its member. Lyon also built and operated various kinds of mills in Fair Haven, including a gristmill, sawmill, and paper mill, in addition to an iron foundry.