State Research Guide: Maine
7/1/2007
Add branches to your Pine Tree State pedigree.

The Pilgrims who established Maine's first colonies in the early 1600s set the state's reputation for its hard-working, fiercely independent citizens. Their autonomous spirit-Maine, for example, is the only state to declare war on a foreign power, the Aroostook War against England in 1839-guided it to early support for the abolition, women's suffrage and temperance movements. Embrace the spirit of your Original Down East ancestors (so-called because mariners sailed east downwind from Boston to Maine ports) by diving into these Pine Tree State resources.

Colonial roots