Maine State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Maine as the 23rd state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Maine.
Date of Statehood:
March 15, 1820
1,321,505 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Maine's blueberry crop is the largest in the nation, raising 98% of the low bush blueberries in the United States. Potatoes rank 3rd in acreage and 3rd in production nationally.
Maine is nationally famed for its shellfish; over 46 million pounds of lobster were harvested in 1997. The total of all shellfish and fin fish harvested was approximately 237 million pounds with a total value of $273 million in 1997.
The Pine Tree State
Dirigo (I lead)
White Pinecone and Tassel (Legislation of 1895)
White Pine (Legislation of 1895)
Black-Capped Chickadee (Legislation of 1927)
Landlocked Salmon (Legislation of 1969)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1975)
Tourmaline (Legislation of 1971)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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