God rest Mr. Andy Frace's soul. He taught me the 16 Counties Song.

Could You name them all? If I were to sit down and just make a list, I'm not sure I could do it. For real. The song has been permanently ingrained in my head since I was in 8th grade. My social studies teacher back then, Mr. Frace, literally made us sing that over and over for pretty much an entire class. I'm sure the class next door loved it.

You'll need to know the melody of Yankee Doodle to do it right.

But to this day, I don't think I could correctly, or quickly, name all of our counties without the old song. It's always been taught to the tune of Yankee Doodle. The way I learned it was in a slightly different order than in this video, but who cares. Other than it takes the fun out of singing along.

I've always thought that singing things was the best way to learn things. Between the tune itself, and the cadence/rhythm, it's so much easier to cram info like that into your memory banks. Granted, I pretty much can't sing, and could barely carry a tune in a bag, but it's about education, not fun! Hahaha.

Besides, you are quite likely killing some time at your desk right now, and could use a pleasant distraction. And, you could use it as a weapon to win some kind of workplace contest with the person in the cubie next to you. Sing along everyone!

Here's what a bunch of the Penobscot County towns are named after...

25 Town Name Origins of Penobscot County

There's a lot of history to uncover in Maine's origins. Check out this information found from the University of Maine Digital Commons that researched Penobscot County's towns and the origins of these names. This research helps us build the story of the origins of the place we live here in the State of Maine.

Maine's Downeast and Aroostook County Craft Breweries

Two of Maine's largest regions don't necessarily have the largest populations. However, that hasn't stopped the areas from opening killer craft breweries, and taking advantage of the local and tourist dollar.

Here is a list of the breweries you can find in Aroostook County and Downeast Maine.

25 "Under-the-Radar" Maine Craft Breweries

Thanks to our great listeners we were able to compile a list of many of Maine's great "under-the-radar" craft breweries.

These great spots can be found across the state, and waiting for you to give them a try.

How many have you been to?

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