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Erin Popalis. MAINE. Date it became a State. Maine became the 23rd state in 1820. Nickname. Maine’s nickname is “the pine tree state” The pine tree can also be found on the state flag and seal. Motto. Dirigo (Latin for “I Direct” or “ I Lead”) Maine’s navy flag. State Flower.

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Erin Popalis

MAINE


Date it became a State

  • Maine became the 23rd state in 1820


Nickname

  • Maine’s nickname is “the pine tree state”

  • The pine tree can also be found on the state flag and seal


Motto

  • Dirigo

  • (Latin for “I Direct” or “ I Lead”)

  • Maine’s navy flag


State Flower

  • White Pine Cone and Tassle


State Animal“Moose”


State Bird

The Black-chapped chickadee


State Color

  • Maine’s state color is Blue


State Seal


State TreeEastern White Pine


State Song

  • TheStateofMainesong


State Flag


State Jewel and Mineral

Uraninite crystal

Mineral

Tourmaline

Jewel


State Coin

  • On the back of the coin is a lighthouse


Historical Significance of Maine

  • Moosehead Lake and flows south for about 150 miles (240 km) to the Atlantic Ocean. It was explored by Samuel de Champlain between 1604 and 1605.


Climate of Maine

  • Winter temperatures drop between 20°F and 30°F (about -4°C), while summer temperatures range between 80°F and 90°F (30°C and up).


Famous person from Maine

Stephen E. King

Born in Portland, Maine

world's most famous horror writers of our time

Over 100 million copies of King's books are in print, several of which have been made into popular movies.


Map &locationofMaine


Capital of Maine

  • Augusta


Foods or crops produced

  • Potatoes being the largest producer

  • Corn, soy beans, rice, hay and oats

  • Apples, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries


Cost of living in Maine

  • Last Updated: 4/30/2010

  • Loan TypeRatesAPRLast Week's Rates

  • 30 yr fixed5.135.275.17

  • 15 yr fixed4.374.714.5

  • 3/1 ARM4.313.554.36


Governor of Maine

  • John E. Baldacci


Sports teams of Maine

  • Maine Black Bears: college sport teams

  • Portland Seadogs: Hockey

  • New England Patriots: Baseball


Famous landmarks, places, parks, features and state transportation

- The Seashore Trolley Museum -The Maine State Museum -The Portland Museum of Art -Fort Western Baxter State Park -Moose Head Lake -Blaine House -Mount Katahdin

Moose Head Lake


Highest & lowest elevation

  • Highest elevation- Mt. Katahdin 5,268

  • Lowest elevation-Atlantic Ocean Sea level


Senator & house of representative to Maine

  • The House Chamber


Taxes in Maine

  • For single taxpayers, they are:-- 2 percent on the first $4,850 of taxable income-- 4.5 percent on taxable income between $4,851 and $9,700-- 7 percent on taxable income between $9,701 and $19,450 and -- 8.5 percent on taxable income of $19,451 and aboveFor married taxpayers filing joint returns, they are: -- 2 percent on the first $9,750 of taxable income-- 4.5 percent on taxable income between $9,751 and $19,450-- 7 percent on taxable income between $19,451 and $38,900 and -- 8.5 percent on taxable income of $38,901 and above.


Cost of average home

  • $115,000 Thorndike, ME 3 bed, 1 bath0.53 acres

  • Depending on size and place of home will determine price range


Average income

  • Ex. Van Buren town, Aroostook County, Maine income is $ 20,038

  • Ex. Brewer city, Maine income is $ 36,949


Population

  • 1,321,574 from 2010


Natural Resources

  • Only a small part of Maine's soil is suitable for crops. Valuable stands of timber cover about 85% of the state. The forests grow in three broad types—white pine-hardwood, spruce-fir, and northern hardwood. They supply many forest-related industries. Others are fisheries, minerals, and waterpower.


References

  • http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Maine/mainestatesong.html

  • http://www.google.com


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