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Maine

Maine State Map - EVSP

History: Maine became a state on March 15, 1820. It was the 23rd state to join the United States.

Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries in the United States.

Famous People from Maine: Stephen King, Anna Kendrick, Patrick Dempsey, Milton Bradley, Nelson Rockefeller, Charles H. Best (see http://www.biography.com/people/groups/born-in-maine for a more comprehensive list)

  • State Capital: Augusta, Maine
  • State Nickname (Official): “The Pine Tree State”
    The state recognizes the white pine tree, an officially designated state symbol.
  • Largest Cities (Population): Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, South Portland, Biddeford
  • Average Climate: 11-79°F (average low in winter to average high in summer)
  • Regional Foods: Lobster, corn chowder, whoopee pies, fiddleheads, baked beans, brown bread (see http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/maine/10-iconic-foods-me/)

GOVERNMENT OFFICES / RESOURCES

TRAVEL, CONVENTION, AND VISITORS BUREAUS

Comprehensive Visitors Guide: https://visitmaine.com/

HISTORIC SITES

  • Victoria Mansion (Portland, ME)
    Built in 1858, this mansion is a prime example of the Italianate style of architecture
  • Woodlawn Museum, Gardens & Park (Ellsworth, ME)
    A 180 – acre historic estate showcasing different landscapes and boutique
  • Sarah Orne Jewett House (South Berwick, ME)
    The former residence of a writer who chronicled the lives on country people in Maine
  • York’s Historic District (York Village, ME)
    An outdoor historic site that showcases several colonial structures
  • Portland Observatory (Portland, ME)
    A National Historic Landmark and the only remaining maritime signal station in the United States

Comprehensive listing of historic sites in Maine is available at http://www.visit-maine.com/state/historic-homes-and-sites/

PARKS / RECREATION

THEATERS, MUSEUMS, AND LIBRARIES

SPORTING EVENTS / VENUES

Major College Athletic Programs in Maine include:

Minor / Major League Sports

Minor league sports teams in Maine include: