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Maine

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Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name The name Maine is probably a practical nautical term which refers to the region being a mainland. Reference to the area as "Maine" in writing first appeared in 1622. Area (rank) 35,387 sq mi (39th). Population (rank) 1,328,302 (41st). Capital Augusta. Admitted to Union (rank) March 15, 1820 (23rd).
Official Symbols of Maine
Official Symbols of Maine
The Official Seal of Maine features a shield on which is shown a pine tree (symbolizing Maine's many forests) with a moose (representing its wildlife) lying at its foot. The shield is supported on the left by a farmer resting on a scythe and on the right by a seaman resting on an anchor, representing the two most important industries in Maine.
Famous Mainers
Famous Mainers
Important Dates in Maine
Important Dates in Maine
1498 John Cabot probably explored the Maine coast. 1607 English settlers established the Popham Colony near the mouth of the Kennebec River. March 15, 1820 Maine became the 23rd state.
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park
was the first national park to be established in the United States east of the Mississippi River. Covering a total of 41,888 acres, the park encompasses about half of Mount Desert Island, Isle au Haut and several other small islands, and the Schoodic Peninsula.
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