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Maine

The largest of the New England states in area, Maine, in 1820, was the 23rd state to join the Union. Its name comes from an ancient French province of the same name. The most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi River, it's appropriately called the "Pine Tree State," as 90 percent of its land is forest. Not surprisingly, most of Maine's economy is related to timber and the production of paper and paper products although the millions of tourists who flock each summer to "Vacationland" are a significant source of revenue. The capital is Augusta; the state flower is the white pine cone and tassel.

Maine Train Wreck, 1912

Maine Train Wreck, 1912

Stonington - Bay

Stonington - Bay

Acadia National Park - Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Acadia National Park - Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

Acadia National Park - Ship Harbor Wave

Acadia National Park - Ship Harbor Wave

Acadia National Park, ME

Acadia National Park, ME

Acadia National Park - Horseshoe Curve

Acadia National Park - Horseshoe Curve

Maine Lighthouse

Maine Lighthouse

Three Zinnen, ME

Three Zinnen, ME

Portland, ME - Head Light

Portland, ME - Head Light

York, ME - Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

York, ME - Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

Lobster Building

Lobster Building

New England Lobster Shack

New England Lobster Shack

Seal Harbor, ME - Jordan Pond

Seal Harbor, ME - Jordan Pond