What a year!

The entire planet has been turned upside down by a strange pandemic, a wacko pResident has practically started World War III, and China is poised to conquer the world…with a smartphone.

But forget all that. The year 2020 is Maine’s Bicentennial! There couldn’t be a better time to take a fresh look at The Pine Tree State’s symbols.

Will Mainers adopt a new (or old) state flag? Will they change their state bird? And how do Maine’s symbols compare to other states’ symbols?

Put on a flannel shirt and a pair of Bean boots, and let’s start exploring the backroads and backwoods of Maine symboldom…