"The Pine Tree State"
Maine is located in the north-eastern corner of the United States, a cold but wondrous place. Maine's biggest city with about 64,000 people is Portland. Although Portland is Maine's biggest city, Augusta is it's capital. Maine covers 35,387 square miles (91,652 square kilometers].
became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820. Maine is the 39th largest
state. About 1,244,250 live in Maine (U.S Census Bureau, 1998 estimate)!
The state motto of Maine is "Dirigo" ("I direct or guide!"). Maine's
natural resources include fish, lobster, limestone, and granite.
The manufactured goods are paper products, electronics and leather.
They also cut trees from forests to make lumber. Maine farmers
grow potatoes, blueberries, and apples. Livestock farmers raise chickens
and dairy cows. The state song is, "State of Maine Song". The highest
mountain is Mount Katahdin, 5,268 feet above sea level. The lowest
part of the state, sea level, is along the Atlantic Ocean.
Maine's bird is the black-capped Chickadee. The boreal Chickadee, also lives in Maine.
The white pine is both the state tree , the state flower, and appears on the state seal. White pine is tall and a straight tree. It's cone and springtime tassel are the state flower.
Famous People of Maine
Milton-Bradley company was named after Milton Bradley. The company
makes games like Candyland, Battleship, etc. Milton was born in Vienna,
Maine, and lived from 1836-1911.
of Stephen King's books like Stand, Misery, and others were
made into movies. He was born in Portland (1947) and is living in
National Parks or Landmarks
Acadia National Park is in southeast Maine. The Saint Croix Island
International Historic Site is one of the First French Settlements in North
America. Maine has 30 state parks.
Vikings might have visited Maine's coast.
2. In 1775 the first naval battle of the Revolutionary War took place off the Maine coast.
3. In 1763 the Treaty of Paris ended French efforts to gain control of Maine.
That's Maine For You!
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