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Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Thursday, February 17, 2011 is Aroostook County in Maine.
"Aroostook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maine. In 2000, its population was 73,938. It is the largest county in the state. Its seat is Houlton. In land area, Aroostook County is the largest U.S. county east of the Mississippi River. Among residents of Maine, it is often referred to simply as "The County."
"As Maine's northernmost county, its northernmost town, Estcourt Station, is therefore also the northernmost town of New England and of the continental U.S. east of the Great Lakes.
"Aroostook County is known for its potato crops, as well as its French culture. In the northernmost region of the county, which borders Madawaska County, New Brunswick, many of the residents are bilingual.
"The county is an emerging hub for wind power.
"Aroostook County was formed in 1839 from parts of Penobscot and Washington Counties. In 1843, Aroostook gained land from Penobscot County; in 1844, Aroostook again gained land from Penobscot, plus it exchanged land with Piscataquis County. In 1889, Aroostook gained slightly from Penobscot, but gave back the land in 1903 when Aroostook County gained its final form."
Source: Aroostook County, Maine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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|1||Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama|
|2||Jefferson City National Cemetery, Jefferson City, Jefferson Township, Cole County, Missouri|
|3||Roseburg Veterans Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon|
|4||Union Confederate Monument, Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri|
|5||Quantico National Cemetery, Prince William County, Virginia|
|6||San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas|
|7||Fort Bayard National Cemetery, Grant County, New Mexico|
|8||Kerrville National Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas|
|9||Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Supervisor District 5, Harrison County, Mississippi|
|10||Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, Winchester City, Virginia|
|11||Alabama National Cemetery, Shelby County, Alabama|
|12||National Military Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio|
|13||Saint Francois County, Missouri|
|14||Lincoln Parish, Louisiana|
|15||Conecuh County, Alabama|
|16||Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana|
|17||Aroostook County, Maine|
|18||Sumner County, Tennessee|
|19||Hendricks County, Indiana|
|20||Carroll County, New Hampshire|
|21||Dakota County, Nebraska|
|22||Madison County, Kentucky|
|23||Allegany County, Maryland|
|24||Becker County, Minnesota|
|25||Mitchell County, North Carolina|
|26||Kootenai County, Idaho|
|27||Sumter County, South Carolina|
|28||Miami County, Kansas|
Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010