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5 Fun Facts About May 8 In Maine History

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1. In 1820, the Maine State Constitution was adopted on May 8, making Maine the 23rd state in the United States.

2. May 8, 1916, marked the opening of the first ski resort in the United States, at the base of Tuckerman Ravine in Maine's White Mountains.

3. On May 8, 1958, the first television station in Maine, WABI TV, began broadcasting from Bangor.

4. In 1970, the Hart-Celler Act was signed into law on May 8, effectively ending the national quota system for immigration and increasing the number of immigrants allowed into the country, including Maine.

5. May 8, 2013, marked the dedication of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, a 87,500-acre wilderness area in Maine's North Woods that was donated by philanthropist Roxanne Quimby to the National Park Service.
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