Unofficial nickname. Nicknamed for the white pine, the offical state tree, and remembering that Maine has 17 million acres of forests.
Founded in 1919, encompasses 47 mi².
has the Postal Abbreviation
Feb. 15 U.S. battleship destroyed in Havana harbor by an explosion that killed 260 men. The incident led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War
Bukowski, a popular and prolific poet from Los Angeles was the subject of the film "Barfly".
The Maine coat of arms shows a moose resting under a pine tree.
Joined union in 1820, quarter released in 2003
Commissioned Dec. 1902 -- BB-10
Prior to 1965 when the international dateline was jogged west of the Aleutians, Alaska was both western-most and eastern-most state.
(Poecile atricapilla) 1927
41st among all States and Territories
One of the most northern refuges along the Atlantic flyway
Protects valuable salt marshes and estuaries for migratory birds
Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-Adam
1938; directed by Jean Renoir