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www.maine.gov/msl/maine/meorigin.htm

There continues to be much interest in the origin of the name of Maine since there is no one, clear answer. The name first appears in writing in 1622 as a province, in a charter of the Council of New England granting land to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason.

www.reference.com/history/did-maine-its-name-d9aee812688719e8

How Did Maine Get Its Name? The name "Maine" comes from the fact that the state is on mainland, as opposed to part of the many surrounding islands. This nautical theory for the origin of Maine's name is the most prevalent, although there have been competing beliefs throughout the years. Scholars give the "mainland" theory the most credence, but ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_is_Maine's_nickname_and_how_did_it_get_it

Maine has at least two nicknames. * The Pine Tree State It got this name because the pine tree is Maine's state tree, and the white pine tassel/cone is its flower. * Vacationland It got the name ...

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How did Maine Get Its Name? The state of Maine got its name because it was once considered to be the Mayne land of New England. Maines nickname is the Pine Tree state.

statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/maine/state-nickname/pine-tree-state

Official State Nickname of Maine. Maine's official nickname is "The Pine Tree State." All State Nicknames. The pine tree is featured on Maine's flag, seal, and quarter.Also, the white pine is the state tree, and the white pine cone and tassel is the state floral emblem of Maine.

www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/05/no-one-knows-why-maine-is-called-maine

Today I found out no one really knows why Maine is called Maine.. One of the most popular theories is that it is derived from the nautical term “the main” or “Main Land”. Maine has an incredible number of islands off it’s coast, so perhaps sailors referred to it as “Maine”, as in “Main Land”, to distinguish it from the surrounding islands.

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How did Maine get its nickname? There is no explination of how Maine got its name.The king just made it that way. What states nickname is the pine tree state? Maine has that nickname. share:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine

The first known record of the name appears in an August 10, 1622 land charter to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason, English Royal Navy veterans, who were granted a large tract in present-day Maine that Mason and Gorges "intend to name the Province of Maine".

mentalfloss.com/article/31100/how-all-50-states-got-their-names

Let's look at each state and discuss the origin of its name. ... How All 50 States Got Their Names. BY Matt Soniak. October 16, 2015. ... Maine. iStock. Maine is another case where no one is quite ...

www.netstate.com/states/intro/me_intro.htm

This nickname was given to Maine because its northern border is with Canada. The Old Dirigo State. This nickname, refers to Maine's state motto, Dirigo, meaning "I direct" or "I guide." The Switzerland of America. Maine is another state that was designated "The Switzerland of America" because of its mountains and snowfall. The Polar Star State