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5 Fun Facts About February 11 In Maine History

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1. On February 11, 1820, Maine was admitted as the 23rd state in the United States. Prior to this, Maine was part of Massachusetts.

2. In 1853, the Bangor and Piscataquis Railroad was chartered on February 11. This railroad played a significant role in the development of the timber industry in the region.

3. On February 11, 1899, the first organized ice hockey game was played in Maine. The game was played between the Bowdoin College and the Portland Hockey Club at the Portland Ice Arena.

4. February 11, 1922 marked the first time a woman was elected as a town clerk in Maine. Mrs. Cecil M. Barrows was elected to the position in the town of Brooks.

5. The Great Ice Storm of 1998 hit Maine on February 11, causing widespread power outages, property damage, and several deaths. The storm was caused by a combination of freezing rain and ice accumulation, and was one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the state.
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