Maine 101: Everything You Wanted To Know About Maine and Were Going To Ask Anyway

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Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies—blueberries and maple syrup—are discussed in detail. Profiles of Stephen King, Joan Benoit Samuelson, George Mitchell, and the Wyeth family are also included. Thorough and engaging, this handbook will inspire a greater ...

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Overview

Including topics ranging from the Missouri Compromise and statehood to the Algonquin language and the origins of L. L. Bean, this comprehensive guide showcases the fascinating state of Maine. Inventions created in Maine, such as the doughnut hole and the earmuff, as well as state delicacies—blueberries and maple syrup—are discussed in detail. Profiles of Stephen King, Joan Benoit Samuelson, George Mitchell, and the Wyeth family are also included. Thorough and engaging, this handbook will inspire a greater appreciation of Maine and all this state has to offer.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A thoughtful repository of facts, opinions, lists, firsts, fiendish crimes and artists . . . superb and utterly enjoyable for one who has reviewed Maine books in this paper since 1975, Maine 101 represents something of a benchmark."  —Portland Press Herald

"This witty, fun book is packed with . . . information that you usually can only get from locals. If you're from Maine, or from away, you'll enjoy this book."  —Working Waterfront

"This little volume is destined to be a classic . . . buy several because not only are they perfect gifts, they will be stolen by any visitor-to-your-home who starts to read a copy."  —Lincoln County News

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This witty, fun book is packed with . . . information that you usually can only get from locals. If you're from Maine, or from away, you'll enjoy this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781927097311
  • Publisher: MacIntyrePurcell Publishing, Inc
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 360,664
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Griffin is the editor of the Gulf of Maine Times, and as a freelance writer, she has written for the Boston Globe, the Free Press, and the Hartford Courant. She also taught workshops in writing, newsletter writing and editing, and desktop publishing for the University of Maine–Augusta. She lives in Thomaston, Maine.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3

State Song 7

Timeline 9

21,000 Years Ago to Present

Fort Saint George

Maine State Museum's Top Five Exhibits

Maine Law

Memorable Stories Don Carrigan's Covered

W. James Cook's Double-Edged Changes

Essentials 25

Population Trends, Density, and Characteristics

Chris Fahey's Favorite Maine Books

You Know You're From Maine When

Why Bret Gilliam Moved to Maine

Hard Shell

Billy Cook Explains How to Survive a Visit to Maine

School Days

Mainespeak 45

From Beamy and Chicken Dressing to Slumgullion and Williwaws, we Give You the Lowdown on Maine Lingo

Betsy Sholl's Phrases that Define Maine

Luthera Dawson's Maine Expressions

Unusual Maine Attractions

Place Names 59

From Acadia and Bailey's Mistake to Porcupine Islands and Sededunkehunk

You Can Get There from Here

Queen of the East

Liberty, Unity, and Freedom

Natural World 77

Up, Down, and All Around

Longest Rivers, Biggest Lakes Moose

Steve Callahan's Top Maine Ocean-Oriented Journeys Old Sow

Fly Rod Crosby

Julian Rubenstein's Special Places

National Treasure

Tallest Mountains

Weather 95

Weather Winners

Joe Cupo's Important Weather Events

Top Five Hurricanes

A 100-Year Event in Fort Kent

Popular Winter Activities

Flash Floods and Nor'Easters

Cabin Fever

Culture 113

Christina's World

Dave Mallett's Showbusiness Moments to Remember

Longfellow

King of Maine

Chuck Kruger's

Favorite Albums

Living the Good Life

Famous Maine Movie and TV Folks

Museums

Country Fairs

Food 137

Maine Food Glossary: Bean Hole Beans and Need'ums to Moxie and Whoopie Pies

Tess Gerritsen's Best Fry Joints

Food Festivals

Drug of Choice

ScenicLobster Pounds

Tim Watts' Favorite Lunch Locales

Economy 155

GDP, Taxes, Income

Best Known Name in Maine

Great Maine Woods

Top Employers

Boom Years

Marden's and Reny's

Top Exports

Organic Maine

Agricultural Sales by County

Then and Now 179

All the Live Long Day

Coming for the Trees

Maine Shipwrecks

Frankenstein to Stacey

Renny Stackpole's

Unique Maine History

Rosey Gerry's Signs of an Old, Abandoned Road

Civil War

1930 Costs

Politics 195

National Stage

Independence

Andy O'Brien's Reasons Why It's Fun to Be a Maine Rep

A Remarkable Gift

Mitchell File

Legislative Salaries

Susan Longley's Favorite Things about Maine Politics

Where the Government Gets Their Money

Maine State House Facts

Crime and Punishment 213

Purington Massacre

Emeric Spooner's Top Maine Murders

Brady Gang in Bangor

Murder, She Typed

Safest States

Most Popular Items Thieves Steal

Comparing Crimes

Native Americans 235

First Recorded Contact

Crossing the Color Barrier

Steve Cartwright's Great Maine Indians

Maine's Famous Molly Language

WWII Hero

Five Issues Donald Soctomah Cares About

Land Claims Settlement

Officially Recognized

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