Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About November 22 In Maine History

---Learn Every Day: ME Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history me To: 618-270-4005---

1. On November 22, 1837, the Steamship Caroline, which was carrying supplies to Canada's rebels, was captured and set on fire by British troops on the Niagara River. This incident led to tension and violence between the United States and Britain, known as the Caroline affair.

2. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation announcing that Thanksgiving Day would be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. This tradition continues to this day and is a major holiday in Maine and across the United States.

3. November 22, 1891, marked the completion of the Maine State Building, a beautiful and ornate structure that served as the state's exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair. The building was eventually dismantled and reconstructed at the state fairgrounds in Bangor, where it still stands today.

4. On November 22, 1935, the U.S. government announced that it would be purchasing large tracts of land along the Maine coast to establish Acadia National Park. Today, Acadia remains one of Maine's most beautiful and beloved national parks, attracting millions of visitors each year.

5. In 1976, Maine became the first state to pass a bottle bill, which required a deposit on beer and soda bottles and cans to encourage recycling. The bill has been praised for reducing litter and fostering a culture of environmental stewardship in Maine and beyond.
  • Tags: ME

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping