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Interesting Facts about Maine

We're talking about Maine state facts that you may or may not know. Some of them will only sound familiar to those who live here. Either way, it's time to test your knowledge of the state of Maine!

1. Eastport is the most eastern city in the entire United States. It is said that it is the first place where you can see the sunrise in the mornings.

2. There is a cannery in Wilton that only imports and cans dandelion greens.

3. Maine is the only U.S. State that shares its borders with one other state and that's it!

4. The city of bath is also known as "The City of Ships."

5. The White Mountain National Forest is massive. it covers 800,000 acres!

6. Over 40 million pounds of the U.S. lobster supply comes from the coast of Maine. That's over 90% of all lobsters consumed in the nation!

7. Maine also happens to be the highest producer of blueberries in the country. 99% of them come from this state!

8. The Acadia National Park in Maine is the second most visited national park in the U.S.

9. The first Veteran's hospital was founded in 1866 in the city of Togus, Maine.

10. Maine produces 90% of the nation's toothpicks as well.

11. The famous horror author Stephen King lives in the city of Bangor.

12. The official state bird is the chickadee.

13. The total area that Maine covers in 33,215 square miles. This is almost as many miles as the other five states in the New England region combined!

14. Maine's lobsters are highly regarded around the world for being excellent in various types of cuisine.

15. The Revolutionary War's first naval battle was fought off the coast of Machias in 1775.

16. Maine was the 23rd state to be admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820.

17. There are a large number of lighthouses on the coast including Fort Point and Grindle Point.

18. The famous L.L Bean Company is located in Freeport.

19. The first incorporated city was York in 1642.

20. York was also the location of the nation's first sawmill in 1623.

There we are, twenty amazing Maine state facts! Who would have thought this would be the place where 99% of the nation's blueberries come from?

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