May you learn something cool today!
Have you ever visited Maine before? Maybe you already live there? Whichever it may be you can discover some cool facts about Maine here! Joey loves learning cool facts about all of the different states. He would like me to share some of those fun cool facts with you! Every Thursday I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week we posted facts about Louisiana. This week we are posting cool facts about Maine.
Did you know that Maine was the twenty-third (23rd) state to join the union? Yes, that is correct! Maine officially joined the union on March 15, 1820! Maine is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Maine is bordered by only one (1) state: New Hampshire. Maine is also bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec. Maine is the thirty-ninth (39th) largest state in the United States. Maine is small a state. There are about 1,372,247 people that live in Maine.
Maine famous person alert:
Did you know that Stephen Edwin King was born in Portland, Maine? Stephen King is a famous book author. Stephen King has over 60 published novels. Some of his novels have been turned into movies.
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Facts about Maine:
1. A few things Maine is known for are: Lobster, light houses, and its rocky coastlines. A few of the nicknames for the state of Maine are: the Pine Tree State, the Polar Star State, and the Lumber State. The Maine state motto is Dirigo. Dirigo is Latin for I direct or I lead. The Maine state motto was adopted sometime in 1820. The abbreviation for Maine is ME.
2. The capital of Maine is Augusta. Augusta officially became the capital of Maine sometime in 1827. Augusta has an estimated population of about 18,662 people.
3. The state bird of Maine is the Black-capped chickadee. The Black-capped chickadee was chosen as the state bird for Maine on April 6, 1927. The Maine Black-capped chickadee has a black capped head. It has gray, black, and white coloring. It has a white underneath area. Its wings are gray and white. The Black-capped chickadee is a cute tiny bird.
4. The Maine official state flower is the White Pine Cone. The White Pine Cone is actually not a flower. Maine is the only state that does not have a flower it’s state flower, instead it has a pine cone. The Maine White Pine Cone became Maine’s official state flower in 1895.
5. Maine’s state flag was officially adopted on February 23, 1909. Maine’s state flag has a blue background. Maine’s state coat of arms appears on the flag. There is a pine tree, a moose, water, and green scenery on the coat of arms. There is two men one on each side of the coat of arms. Maine’s state motto Dirigo appears above the coat of arms and below it the word Maine appears on a blue ribbon. The star above the word Dirigo represents the North Star.
6. Some crops that are grown in Maine are: apples, blueberries, corn, hay, oats, potatoes, and raspberries.
7. Some cool places to visit while in Maine are: Acadia National Park, Ogunquit Beach, and the Portland Head Lighthouse located in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
8. Some animals that live in Maine are: bald eagles, beavers, coyote, gray fox, mink, moose, and puffins.
9. Maine can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Maine was 105 degrees Fahrenheit in North Bridgton, Maine on July 10, 1911. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Maine was -48 degrees (48 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Van Buren, Maine on January 19, 1925.
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Books about Maine:
1. My United States Maine by Robin S. Doak
2. Little Maine by Jeannie Brett
3. Hello, Maine! by Martha Zschock
4. I Met a Moose in Maine One Day by Ed Shankman
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