Village Soup posted a write-up by Bethany Staples, about Maine Icons. Thanks, Bethany and Village Soup! Here’s a snippet:
For Mayos, Maine a haven in world of headaches
Whoopie, check out Pine Tree State icons
What makes Maine Maine?
In their book “Maine Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Pine Tree State,” photographer Jennifer Smith Mayo and writer Matthew P. Mayo have compiled half a hundred items that make the country’s 23rd state tick.
Ticks didn’t make that list, but blackflies, the despised state mascot, did. The page detailing blackflies advised the best way to withstand their swarming spring onslaught — don head nets and body nets.
In addition to insects, people, places and things are among the icons.
Famous highlighted Mainers are both real — Stephen King, Chester Greenwood, Joshua Chamberlain, the Wyeth family and Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, as well as fictional — Paul Bunyan.
And places featured are modern and historical — people poised for Prospect can experience both in one visit if they ascend 400-plus feet to the Penobscot Narrows Observatory then descend to the adjacent trenches of the Civil War-era Fort Knox….
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