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         In 1834, in Dixfield, Leonard Norcross patented the first dive suit that allowed divers a full range of motion underwater.
In July of 1962, the Telstar 1 satellite relayed the world’s first live transatlantic television signal from Andover Earth Station, Andover, Maine, to the Pleumeur-Bodou Telecom Center in France.
 In the 1870s, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood (with the help of his grandma), attached beaver pelt to a wire frame in order to stay warm while ice skating. Greenwood later patented and mass-produced the invention, turning the town of Farmington into the “Earmuff Capital of the World.”
Geography & Geology
Daggett Rock in Phillips is the largest glacial remnant in Maine, and one of the largest in the world. It weighs 8,000 tons, and measures 80 feet long by 30 feet wide by 25 feet high.
The White Mountain National Forest includes approximately 49,000 acres in Western Maine (the remaining 750,000ish acres are technically over the border in New Hampshire). The forest is considered the largest alpine area east of the Rocky Mountains.
The Western Maine towns of Paris, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Naples, Sweden, Poland, and
Peru are all named after well-known international destinations. They are depicted on this famous sign at the junction of Routes 5 and 35 in Albany, an unorganized territory nestled between Waterford and Stoneham, known to locals as Lynchville. 47

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