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Maine Fast Facts

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Date Admitted to the Union:

March 15, 1820 - Maine was the 23rd state.

Maine State Capital:

Augusta

State Nickname:

Pine Tree State

State Motto:

Dirigo.
Translation: I Direct

Maine State Bird:

Black-Capped Chickadee

Maine State Flower:

White Pine Cone and Tassel

Maine State Tree:

Eastern White Pine

Cities With Population Over 50,000:

  • Portland

Ten Famous People From Maine :

  • L.L. Bean, Entrepreneur
  • Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War Union General Who Played a Key Part at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Patrick Dempsey, Actor
  • Dorothea Dix, Activist on the Behalf of the Mentally Ill
  • John Ford, Director
  • Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President Under Abraham Lincoln
  • Stephen King, Author
  • William King, Politician Who Fought for Maine's Independence from Massachusetts
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Author
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin

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