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History of Maine, USA

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 Maine, USA

Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation's lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine.

Maine produces 99% of all the blueberries in the country making it the single largest producer of blueberries in the United States.

Maine's earliest inhabitants were descendants of Ice Age hunters.

Mount Katahdin is the state's highest point at 5,268 feet above sea level.

90% of the country's toothpick supply is produced in Maine.

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  • 1820 - Maine separated from Massachusetts and became 23rd state; first state to give suffrage, school privileges to all

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • January 16, 1831 - A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1839 - Governor Fairfield declared war on England due to boundary dispute between New Brunswick, northern Maine

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • 1842 - Webster-Ashburton Treaty settled Maine/New Brunswick border dispute

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • 1844 - Married women in Maine become the first in the US to win the right to “separate economy”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history

  • 1851 - Maine first state to outlaw sale of alcoholic beverages

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • News 1869 - The Maine Senate, by a vote of 14 to 10, has passed a bill allowing physicians to obtain legitimate subjects for the dissection table.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869

  • News 1870 - There are 226,000 children in Maine between the ages of four and twenty-one, and only fifty per cent of these attend school.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870

  • 1895 - Maine
    Maine, mān, one of the New England states, and the northeasternmost state of the American Union, bounded N. by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and...Read MORE...


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    City Building and De Witt House, Lewiston, Maine
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    Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA
    High School (1909)
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    Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
    Corner Court and Main Street
  • 1931 - Governor Percival Baxter purchased land in northern Maine; land donated for establishment of Baxter State Park

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • 1934 - State prohibition laws repealed (Maine)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • 1947 - Forest fire destroyed over 1,000 homes, leveled seven communities, destroyed 17,000 acres of Acadia National Park

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm

  • 1961 - September 22 - Hurricane Esther made a near complete circle south of Cape Cod. The hurricane then passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine.
    Its energy was largely spent over the North Atlantic Ocean, however, heavy rains over Maine resulted in widespread local flooding of cellars, low...Read MORE...




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Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, USA
High School (1909)

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Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine, USA
Corner Court and Main Street
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  • 1820 - Maine separated from Massachusetts and became 23rd state; first state to give suffrage, school privileges to all

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • January 16, 1831 - A great snowstorm raged from Georgia to Maine. Snowfall totals greater than 30 inches were reported from Pennsylvania across southern New England.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1839 - Governor Fairfield declared war on England due to boundary dispute between New Brunswick, northern Maine

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • 1842 - Webster-Ashburton Treaty settled Maine/New Brunswick border dispute

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • 1844 - Married women in Maine become the first in the US to win the right to “separate economy”.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
  • 1851 - Maine first state to outlaw sale of alcoholic beverages

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • News  1869 - The Maine Senate, by a vote of 14 to 10, has passed a bill allowing physicians to obtain legitimate subjects for the dissection table.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869
  • News  1870 - There are 226,000 children in Maine between the ages of four and twenty-one, and only fifty per cent of these attend school.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 26, 1870
  • 1895 - Maine
    Maine, mān, one of the New England states, and the northeasternmost state of the American Union, bounded N. by the Canadian provinces of Quebec and... Read MORE...

  • 1931 - Governor Percival Baxter purchased land in northern Maine; land donated for establishment of Baxter State Park

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • 1934 - State prohibition laws repealed (Maine)

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • 1947 - Forest fire destroyed over 1,000 homes, leveled seven communities, destroyed 17,000 acres of Acadia National Park

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ metimeln.htm
  • 1961 - September 22 - Hurricane Esther made a near complete circle south of Cape Cod. The hurricane then passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine.
    Its energy was largely spent over the North Atlantic Ocean, however, heavy rains over Maine resulted in widespread local flooding of cellars, low... Read MORE...

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