MAINE

By: Allyn Ramirez

Introduction

Come to Maine! it has the freshest and cleanest water in America! You can go hiking in super awesome state parks like the Baxter State Park!

Fun Places to See and Things to Do

The Baxter state park is more than 200,000 acres of wilderness and public make up this scenic park, Which is home to Mt. Katahdin. Hikers will encounter plenty of wildlife and lush vegetation on more than 200 miles of trails. At 5,258 feet, Katahdin is Maines highest peak and the northern terminus of the application trail.

State History

The first naval action of the Revolutionary war occurred in 1775 when colonials captured the British sloop on the Maine coast. In that same year, the British burned Falmouth (now Portland). The largest of the six new England states, lies at the northeastern corner of the country. Maine became the 23rd state on March 15, 1820 as a part of Missouri compromise, which allowed Missouri to enter the union as a slave and Maine as a free state.

State Facts

  • Flag: DIRIGO
  • Tree: Eastern white pine
  • Flower: White pine cone and tassel
  • Rock: Tourmaline
  • Fish: Landlocked salmon
  • Motto: 1 direct
  • Song: State of Maine song
  • Approximate population: 1,328,302
  • Size ranking: 35,387
  • Famous people: Anna Kendrick, Greg Finley, and Fandango

State Map

  • State capital: Augusta
  • Other large cities: Portland
  • Major lakes: Lake Moosehead and Richardson lake
Portland, Maine