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General background about the Maine Flag


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Maine display's its official Coat-of-Arms on a field of blue (the blue should match the blue shade of the U.S. flag, however, this rule is not strictly followed).

  • ABBREVIATION: ME
  • MOTTO: "Dirigo" (translates to "I Lead", or "I Direct")
  • ENTERED UNION: Mar. 15, 1820
  • FLAG ADOPTED: March 21, 1901 (revised design in 1909)
  • COMMENTS: According to the official description, the flag should have a fringe of yellow silk and should have a blue and white silk cord attached at the spearhead. These embellishments are very rarely observed.

 

Maine's first flag, adopted in 1901, featured a pine tree and a star on a field of buff. In 1909 the state legislature adopted a new design that featured the Maine Coat-of-Arms. In 1991 and 1997 a bill was submitted to the legislature in order to revert the flag to its original design, both of which failed to pass. The 1909 flag is still in use today.

 

Maine Flag
State Flag, Maine

 

Original Maine Flag
Original State Flag, Maine

 

 

FUN FACTS:

  • Sunrise in the lower 48 states occurs first at West Quoddy Head, the easternmost point of land on the mainland of the United States.
  • The French colony of Acadia, which was first settled in 1604-three years before the first British colony at Jamestown-included part of what is now Maine. One third of the state's population is of French descent and 7 percent are French speaking.
  • Maine covers nearly as much area as the other five New England states combined.
  • Acadia is the only national park in New England. The park's Cadillac Mountain is the highest point along the Atlantic coast of North America.
  • Maine is the only state in the United States whose name is just one syllable.
  • Almost all of the blueberries produced in the United States come from Maine (about 99 percent).

 

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