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History in Maine started back in the Ice Age, when glaciers cut through the area leaving mountains, valleys, deep harbors, a ragged coastline and over 2,000 islands.
From the earliest settlers, the ""Red Paint People" through the discovery and colonization of Maine, the history of Maine is long and rich.
Maine is a scenic state with plentiful resources from its mountians, forests, and waterways. Because of the mild summers, Maine is a favored summer vacationing area. In the winter months the ski lodges are very popular and in the summer its lake and seaside shores are full of visitors.
Today Maine is mostly known for its vacation areas,
rocky shoreline, blueberries, potatoes, and lobsters.
Nickname The Pine Tree State
State Bird Chickadee
State Animal Moose
State Cat Maine Coon Cat
State Fish Landlocked Salmon
State Flower White Pint Cone Tassel
State Gemstone Tourmaline
State Fossil Petreca qudrifaria
State Insect Honeybee
State Tree White Pine
State Motto Dirigo ( I Lead)
State Capital Augusta, Kennebec County
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