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Kennebunkport, Maine, 1911
George and Barbara Bush come here, to Kennebunkport, Maine, to get away

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Maine Became a State
March 15, 1820

Many people moved to Maine for the timber industry, others for the beauty of the area or a chance to settle somewhere new. Nearly 300,000 people already lived there when it became a state. Now it is the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi. The town of Kennebunkport, Maine, has been a fashionable seaside resort since the early 20th century. Do you know what former president and first lady still vacation there? Have you ever visited Maine?
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