Maine: 50 States in 50 Days

Havona and the Stony Cook's Maine
Maine, The Pine Tree State or ”Vacation Land” is also the land of Stonewall Kitchen, homemade ice cream-so-good-it-kick-Ben-and-Jerry’s-butts, cheap lobster, blue berries, moose, Stephen King, George H Bush, and L.L.Bean. Maine may take its name from the ancient Provence of Maine. It may be a nautical reference to the “mainland”. Like a lot of states, it turns out, we just don’t know. What we do know is that Maine is at the most northeastern tip of the contiguous United States. It was admitted to the Union in 1820 as part of the Missouri compromise. It is the least populated state east of the Mississippi and it the only state that borders a single state (New Hampshire).
Maine’s coast is what is known a “drowned coast” where changes in the sea level submerged land features. The bays were once valleys and the rocky bits were once mountain tops. Weird.
Maine’s produces paper, wood and lumber product as well as ships for the US Navy. Main is known for its fishing industy and for lobster in particular. Its agricultural products are maple syrup, apples and potatoes. It is the largest grower of blueberries in the world. It is also America’s largest manufacturer of toothpicks producing as many as 20 million in a single day. That’s a lot of toothpicks.
Meredith Little's 70's police drama style Maine

In other news we are now down to JUST TWO states after the exciting discovery of a minivan from Wyoming in the neighborhood on the weekend we now need only North Dakota and Mississippi to complete our quest. Who will find it, Havona, one of the Merediths or YOU?
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin,Wyoming

Nancy McDermott




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