The great state of Maine became
the 23rd state in the Union on March
15, 1820. Its state capital is Augusta. Maine has 3,500 miles
of coastline. It has over 6,000 lake and ponds. There is no
clear answer to where Maine got its name however on popular thought
has to do with a practical nautical term, "the main" or "Main Land", "Meyne"
or "Mainland", which served to distinguish the bulk of the state from the
numerous islands. Maine is a product of the Ice Age. The last
glacier was responsible for cutting what had been a relatively straight
coastline into the hundreds of bays, inlets and harbors that we know
today. The receding ice sheet formed the 2,000 or so islands found off the
Name of Emblem/Symbol
"Pine Tree State"
State Floral Emblem
Pine Cone & Tassel
"State of Maine"
Complete the questions below.
1. Maine became the 23rd
state in the Union on March 15,
2. Wintergreen is the state
3. The state animal is the .
4. Maine's many bays, inlets, and harbors were
formed by a .
5. The state floral emblem is the
6. The state bird is the
7. "I direct" is the state
8. The state fish is the
9. Maine has
miles of coastline.
10. The "State of Maine" is the state
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