Answer: July 28, 1848
The town of Rockland was originally named East Thomaston but it changed its name in 1850. Rockland is a big seafood port.
The Desert of Maine in Freeport is a natural desert which was once covered by a 300 acre farm. Years of land-clearing, overgrazing, and failure to rotate crops revealed this desert. According to geologists, a glacier moved through the area about 11,000 years ago depositing the sand and minerals that now make up the Desert of Maine.
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.
Most visitors are lured to Maine by its seashores. Others come to fish in the streams or to hunt in the woods.
Answer: Field of Screams
From Quiz: Maine
The original Maine Italian sandwich was served during the early 1900s by Giovanni Amato to workers on the docks of Portland.
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state to join the Union.
Lobster and other seafood, such as clams and shrimp, are very popular in Maine. The annual festival features 20,000 pounds of lobster cooked in the world's greatest lobster cooker, as well a parade, a crate race and the crowning of a sea goddess.
Answer: whoopie pies
Some Maine companies make and distribute whoopie pies with a variety of flavors including chocolate, peanut butter, pumpkin, and strawberry.
Answer: Landlocked Salmon
Instead of making fantastic journeys like the mighty salmon, the landlocked salmon lives out its life in a quiet lake.
Founded in 1939, the Seashore Trolley Museum has collected more than 250 trolleys, streetcars, and other historic forms of public transportation.
Answer: In the Bedroom
"In the Bedroom" was released in 2001. Some scenes of the movie take place in Rockland, Maine. The film starred Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei.
Locally known as "red snappers", the casing of a red hot dog gets its color from a natural food coloring. The casing also makes a snapping sound when a person bites into the hot dog.
Answer: 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.
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Rockland is the county seat for Knox county which was incorporated in 1860. Aroostook is the largest county by area in Maine.
Answer: Sebago Lake
With its natural sand beaches, Sebago Lake State Park is a summer attraction for both tourists and Mainers. Located in southern Maine, Sebago Lake is 316 feet deep at its deepest point. The lake borders seven towns: Naples, Frye Island, Casco, Standish, Raymond, Windham, and Sebago.
Answer: 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.
Answer: Edna St Vincent Millay
She won the prize in 1923 for her compositions 'The Ballad of the Harp-Weaver', 'A Few Figs from Thistles' 'Eight Sonnets in American Poetry, 1922. A Miscellany'. Interestingly, Robinson also came from Maine.
Answer: Funtown U.S.A.
Funtown U.S.A., located in Saco, has a variety of kiddie rides, thrill rides, and rides for the whole family.
John Lermond was from Warren, Maine and in 1767 with his two brothers moved to the area to produce timber. In 1769 it became known as Lermond's Cove and later on became a district in Thomaston. John was seriously allergic to seafood; if he ate just a little he would get sick and die.
The La Kermesse Franco-Americaine Festival, which first took place in 1982, celebrates the French heritage of the people of the city of Biddeford and other southern Maine towns with a block party, fireworks, a parade, amusement rides, games, and cultural food and music.
Answer: 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.
Answer: all of these
The economy of Rockland relied heavily on the production of lime and the building of ships and when the Knox and Lincoln railroad was built it resulted in a large influx of tourists. Although the seafood industry remains the prime income earner, tourism in the form of boutique eateries, art galleries and inns are generating much needed capital to the area.
Answer: 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.
In August, the average temperature in Maine is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.