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All About Maine

State Facts

Maine was the 23rd state to join the union. It became a state on March 15, 1820.

State facts about Maine

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

Maine State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Maine

A to Z Kids Stuff - Maine

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Maine

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Maine

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - Maine

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Maine

Facts & Trivia about Maine - Maine

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Maine

Awesome America - Maine

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Maine.

Maine Map/Quiz Printout

Maine State Quarters Coloring Pages

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.

Maine Virtual Field Trips

More Maine field trips ...

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