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5 Fun Facts About November 18 In Maine History

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1. In 1873, the first train arrived in Aroostook County, opening up the area to expanded trade and commerce.

2. In 1921, the University of Maine played its first ever football game at Memorial Field in Orono, defeating New Hampshire College 36-0.

3. In 1967, the Coast Guard cutter Campbell participated in the famous rescue of sailors from the sinking oil tanker SS Manhattan off the coast of Maine.

4. In 1970, the Portland Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in its current location on Congress Street, showcasing works by many of Maine's finest artists.

5. In 2014, Maine voters passed a statewide measure legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, becoming one of the first states in the country to do so.
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