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5 Fun Facts About August 27 In Maine History

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1. On August 27, 1634, a group of Englishmen led by Sir Ferdinando Gorges arrived in Maine and began to establish a settlement. This marked the beginning of European settlement in what would become the state of Maine.

2. The Great Fire of 1947, one of the largest wildfires in Maine's history, began on August 27. The fire started in the town of Bar Harbor and destroyed over 200,000 acres of forest and residential areas, causing over $20 million in damages.

3. On August 27, 1881, the Maine Central Railroad was completed from Portland to Montreal. The rail line stretched over 600 miles and connected Maine with the rest of Canada, making it a vital transportation link for the state's economy.

4. Maine Governor Percival P. Baxter signed an Act in 1931 authorizing the establishment of Baxter State Park on August 27. The park, which covers over 200,000 acres and includes the highest peak in Maine, was created to preserve the state's natural beauty and wilderness.

5. On August 27, 1951, the United States' first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine. The Nautilus made history when it completed its first voyage under the Arctic ice in 1958 and later became the first submarine to travel to the North Pole.
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