Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Local dialect: what is a dooryard?||Maine
Area of one's property nearest the door. If your mom told you to play outside but not to leave the dooryard, you'd better know what it means.
|What is the largest city in Maine?||Maine
|What Mainer invented ear muffs?||Maine
|What is the only state that borders Maine?||Maine
New Hampshire. Only Alaska and Hawaii border fewer states - none.
| Who is the only vice president whose official residence was Maine? ||Maine
Hannibal Hamlin. Nelson Rockefeller, although born in Bar Harbor, ME, was a resident of New York when he was appointed vice president. "Harry Hamlin was an actor on 'LA Law'. Hannibal Lecter was the psycho in 'Silence of the Lambs'. David Getchell is my father-in-law.
|What is the only interstate highway in Maine (not counting 3-digit extensions)?||Maine
I-95. I-95 runs from Miami, FL, to the US-Canadian border near Houlton, ME.
|What is the capital of Maine?||Maine
Augusta. Augusta, ME and Juneau, AK are the only state capitals with names of months in them.
|How many counties are there in Maine?||Maine
|Author Stephen King paid for a professional-quality Little League baseball diamond behind his house in Bangor, ME. What is the nickname that the locals call it?||Maine
Henry David Thoreau. Thoreau was born and raised in Massachusetts and as a young man, he began to dislike city life. He questioned the values of a growing nation and mourned the destruction of the wilderness. In 1838, he began making trips to Northern Maine. He was thrilled by the state's wilderness but deeply troubled by the increasing logging industry. He is sometimes known as the first environmentalist.
Martha Moore Ballard. Ballard was married at 19 and gave birth to nine children, only six of whom lived to adulthood. She worked as a midwife, delivering babies in and around Hallowell, Maine.
41 inches. Most of it falls during the winter.
Lewiston. Lewiston is the second largest city with a population of 39,757 in 1990. Portland is the largest with 64,143.
Lillian Nordica. Lillian Nordica was born in Farmington, Maine in 1859, and was one of the leading opera singers of her time. Her birthplace is preserved as a historic house.
30. Including Grafton Notch State Park and Baxter State Park.
15 degrees F. It does get very cold, however!
80 degrees F. It rarely gets very hot in the summer.
Bangor. Held in late August, early September.
Roger Vinton Snow. Roger Vinton Snow wrote "State of Maine Song". Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner". Maxim was an inventor and Robinson was a poet.
Yes. Fossilized remains of the ancient plant "Pertica quadriferia" have been found in marshes near Mount Katahdin.
Honeybee. Many farmers in Maine set up beehives and harvest honey each fall.
Landlocked Salmon. Instead of making fantastic journeys like the mighty salmon, the landlocked salmon lives out its life in a quiet lake.
Moose. A moose's antlers alone may weigh up to 50 pounds.
Vacationland. Most visitors are lured to Maine by its seashores. Others come to fish in the streams or to hunt in the woods.
|What is the approximate average temperature (degrees Fahrenheit) in Augusta, Maine in the month of January? ||All About Maine
17. In August, the average temperature in Maine is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
t. Maine ranks 40th among states (overall population). Hawaii ranks 42nd among other states (overall population).
|What is the approximate average annual snowfall( in inches) in Augusta, Maine?||All About Maine
80. In 1996 Augusta,Maine recieved a whopping 173.8 in of snowfall.
North Star . The North star stands for Maine's motto "Dirigo" which means "I direct" or "I lead".
chickadee. The chickadee is the state bird of Maine and Massachusetts. The cardinal is the state bird of seven states. The blue bird is the state bird of Missouri and New York. The robin is the state bird of Connecticut, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
harness racing. Scarborough Downs Harness Racetrack is the "home of New England's fastest half-mile track." This southern Maine racetrack has be operating for over 50 years.
|What was the name of the minor league baseball team that played its home games in Old Orchard Beach in the mid-1980s?||Maine - Food and Family Fun!
Maine Guides. The Maine Guides, first affiliated with the Cleveland Indians and then the Philadelphia Phillies, played their home games at The Ball Park from 1984-1988. During their last season, they were known as the Maine Phillies. Maine went without a minor league baseball team from 1989 until 1994 when the Portland Sea Dogs started playing at Hadlock Field in Portland. The Sea Dogs were the AA affiliate of the Florida Marlins when they first arrived in Portland. As of 2006, the Sea Dogs are the AA minor league team for the Boston Red Sox.