Maine

Maine, the most north-easterly State in the American Union, lies between Quebec and New Hampshire on the W. and New Brunswick and the Atlantic on the E., and is a little larger than Ireland, a picturesque State with high mountains in the W., Katahdin (5000 ft), many large lakes like Moosehead, numerous rivers, and a much indented rocky coast; the climate is severe but healthy, the soil only in some places fertile, the rainfall is abundant; dense forests cover the north; hay, potatoes, apples, and sweet corn are chief crops; cotton, woollen, leather manufactures, lumber working, and fruit canning are principal industries; the fisheries are valuable; timber, building stone, cattle, wool, and in winter ice are exported; early Dutch, English, and French settlements were unsuccessful till 1630; from 1651 Maine was part of Massachusetts, till made a separate State in 1820; the population is English-Puritan and French-Canadian in origin; education is advancing; the State's Liquor Law of 1851 was among the first of the kind: the capital is Augusta (11); Portland (36) is the largest city and chief seaport; Lewiston (22) has cotton manufactures.

Population (circa 1900) given as 662,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Maï, Angelo
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Maid Marian
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Maiden, The
Maidment, James
Maidstone
Maimon, Solomon
Maimonides, Moses
Maine
Maine, Sir Henry
Maintenance, Cap of
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Mainz
Maistre, Count, Joseph de
Maitland, William
Majolica
Majorca
Majuscule
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