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State of Maine

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Facts about Maine

  • The State of Maine is the 23rd U.S. state.
  • Maine received statehood on March 15, 1820.
  • Maine's state capital is Agusta.
  • Maine's state postal abbreviation is ME.

Maine's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Black-capped Chickadee
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Poecile atricapilla

  • Official State Flower: Eastern white pine tassel and cone
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Pinus strobus
  • Year: 1895

  • Official State Motto: Dirigo
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: I Direct

  • Official State Song: State of Maine Song

  • Official State Tree: Eastern white pine
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Pinus strobus
  • Year: 1945

Maine's State Government and Public Safety


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