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Last modified: 11/24/07

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Maine is America's largest wild blueberry growing state. 98% of the lowbush blueberries grown in the U.S. are grown in Maine.

The first saw mill in America was built on the Piscataqua River in 1634.

In 1641, York, Maine was the first town in the country to be chartered.

In 1917, the first Navy-built submarine was launched at the Kittery-Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

In 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was elected as the first woman to the U.S. Senate.

World's Largest Spinning Globe

It’s over 41 feet in diameter, it rotates just like the real Earth, and it was created from one of the largest mapping databases in the world. Its name is Eartha™ and it is the world's largest moving globe!

Unveiled on July 23, 1998, it is housed in a three-story glass atrium at the DeLorme's headquarters in Yarmouth, Maine. Eartha took two years to build and represents Earth as it is seen from space. Every continent is beautifully detailed, with vivid colors illustrating all levels of vegetation, major roadways and cities. Ocean depths are also completely represented.

Address: DeLorme, Two DeLorme Drive, P.O. Box 298, Yarmouth, Maine 04096; 800-511-2459; Fax: 207-846-7051. Web:


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