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Maine State Symbols

Each state in the United States of America is unique. The people and legislature of Maine have selected the following state symbols to represent their state's individual environment and culture.

The Maine State Seal

[Image of The Maine State Seal]

The 50 State Seals

The Maine State Flag

[Image of The Maine State Flag]

The state coat of arms is placed on a blue field. In the center of the shield, a moose rests under a tall pine tree. A farmer and seaman represent the work that people did in early times. The North Star represents the state motto "Dirigo". “I Direct”

The 50 State Flags

Other State Symbols

  • Animal: Moose
  • Berry: Wild Blueberry
  • Beverage: Moxie
  • Bird: Chickadee
  • Cat: Maine Coon Cat
  • Dessert: Blueberry Pie
  • Fish: Landlocked Salmon
  • Flower: White Pine Cone
  • Fossil: Pertica Quadrifaria
  • Gemstone: Tourmaline
  • Herb: Wintergreen
  • Insect: Honeybee
  • Motto: Dirigo (I Lead)
  • Nickname: The Pine Tree State
  • Soil: Chesuncook Soil Series
  • Song: State of Maine Song by Roger Vinton Snow
  • Tree: White Pine
  • Vessel: Bowdoin

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