Maine was the 23rd state to join the union. It became a state on March 15, 1820.
Capital - Augusta
Abbreviation - ME
Nickname - Pine Tree State
Motto - "Dirigo" - I direct
Song - "State of Maine Song"
Bird - Black-capped chickadee
Flower - White Pine Cone and Tassel
Insect - Honey Bee
Area - approximately 35,387 square miles
Websites for studying about Maine
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maine
Fun Educational Activities
Information about Maine. State study guides have been added to the Fast Facts pages
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Maine
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Maine resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about Maine
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maine
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Maine.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
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