Thu Dec 21st

National Maine Day

National Maine Day, December 21st, honors the 23rd state to join the union and the most eastern one, too.

When European explorers first arrived, Wabanaki tribes were first settlers, and Maine would later be colonized by French and English settlers, leaving Maine's status in constant debate. Fast forward to 1820; the state was carved out of Massachusetts as part of the Missouri Compromise.

Maine is a moment to experience the sun and sounds at a more natural pace today, with her rocky shores and idyllic New England backdrop. Lobster, once so popular it was served to prisoners and servants, is now a delicacy and just one of Maine's many ocean delights.

Artists thrive in Maine. The state has inspired writers, writers, artists, painters, and others for centuries, from fiction to landscapes. Maine is open all year round, from Acadia to Kennebunk, from the highlands to the valleys.

Notable people

Human rights and leaders are among the humanitarians and leaders who have stepped down from humanitarians and leaders

Florence Brooks Whitehouse, a woman committed to a life of civic service, was also passionate about her family. Whitehouse provided consistent, reliable assistance whether illness, the war-wounded, or the suffrage movement called her.

Dorothea Dix advocated for improved mental health care throughout her career, as well as expanding public hospital services. She lobbied heavily for change, taught and published numerous textbooks, poetry, and poetry, and even wrote a book about it.

During gerald ford's administration, nelson rockefeller served as the 41st vice president during gerald ford's administration

Artists and writers

Elijah Lovejoy died fighting his right to publish his views in Alton, Missouri, when a crowd slammed his press.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry received worldwide attention during his lifetime. The prolific poet's books include his widely circulated long poems, Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie, and The Song of Hiawatha.

The eastern shore's opulent life was represented by a series of watercolor and oil paintings by the winnerslow homer

Edna St. Vincent Millay, a writer and dramatist, found fame and admiration in 1923 after winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1923.

Stephen King's body of work as a horror and suspense writer continues to thrill and compel readers. Both fiction and non-fiction have made their way into movie scripts. The Stand, Pet Sematary, Stand By Me, the new 11.22.63 and a 2.0 version of IT all have King's own unique style of eeriness that keep his followers back for more.

Inventors, architects, and athletes are among the inventors, designers, architects, and athletes who have influenced painters, engineers, architects, and athletes

Following the success of the board game the checked game of life, the businessman and editor of many other pamphlets and guides for kindergarten established the milton bradley company

The steam-driven automobile was produced by two brothers, Francis Edgar Stanley and Freelan Oscar Stanley.

They first introduced their first steam-powered engine in 1898. They formed the Stanley Motor Carriage Company in 1902. The Stanley Steamer's motorcycle, the Stanley Steamer, has often defeated larger, gasoline-powered engines in racing events around the country.

The women's marathon was first introduced in 1984 by the Summer Olympics in 1984. Joan Benoit earned gold for the United States, becoming the first gold medalist in the event.