By, Derick Denecke
A is for Augusta. Augusta is the capital of Maine. It is also a big city.
B is for Beaches. Maine has many beau ful beaches. They are lots of fun!
C is for clam chowder. It is famous in Maine. Many restaurants serve this yum‐ my meal. The locals call this meal, “Chowda.”
D is for Dirigo. It means, “I lead.” It is the state’s mo o.
E is for entertain‐ ment. There is so much you can do in Maine. There are boardwalks, amuse‐ ment parks and much, much more.
F is for fire. Fire burned down the city of Portland 4 mes! Luckily, it was always rebuilt.
G is for good ea ng. Maine is known for lobster, clam chowder, and blueberries. Many great foods to try in Maine.
H is for horror books. Wri en by Stephen King. His most well known books are Car‐ rie, Salem’s Lot, and The Shining.
I is for Indians. For the northern two thirds of Maine, the U.S. paid the Passamaquoddy and the Penobscot 81.5 million dollars!
J is for Joshua Chamber‐ lain. He led the troops of the 20th Maine at the ba le of Ge ysburg, Pennsylvania in July 1863.
K is for Mt. Katahdin. It is the highest point in all of Maine. It is 5,268 feet tall.
L is for L.L. Bean. The business started when Leon Leonwood Bean had cold, wet feet a er a hun ng trip. Then he made boots with leather tops and rubber bo oms.
M is for Moose. The moose is the state ani‐ mal. There are about 29,000 moose in Maine!
N is for nature. Maine is known for beau ful for‐ ests and na onal parks. There is lots of wildlife and forest in Maine
O is for Old Orchard Beach. It is one of the longest, smoothest beaches on the Atlan c coast. It is almost always crowded.
P is for pine tree state. It is Maine’s nick‐ name. It is the pine tree state because there are so many pine trees in Maine.
Q is for Passama‐ quoddy. This tribe is one of the major tribes that lived in Maine. They once thrived in Maine.
R is for Rockefeller. Nelson A. Rockefeller was vice president under Gerald Ford. Nelson was born in Bar Harbor Maine.
S is for Shipbuilding. Maine has one of the big‐ gest ship building compa‐ ny's . They also have a nu‐ clear submarine business.
T is for travel. There is so much you can do in Maine. You can go to na‐ onal parks, beaches, and much, much more.
U is for the Soviet Un‐ ion. Maine stays in the union when the civil war starts. Sending in 75,000 troops to fight.
V is for vineyards. Maine is known for blueberries. 99 per‐ cent of the U.S.’s blueberries come from Maine.
W is for whale‐ watching. Maine has many tours you can go on. Whale‐watch is one of the most fun, if you see lots of whales.
X is for Baxter State Park. Maine’s famous Mt. Katahdin, is in this state park. The park is very beau ful
Y is for York Beach. Maine’s York Beach is a great place to relax. The sun is bright and it is a good place for building sand‐castles
Z is for Giovanni Verrazano. He was the first European ex‐ plorer to definitely reach Maine. Sailing the service of France, he went ashore in on the coast of Maine in 1524