Watch Wicked Funny Maine Story Of Pamola The Mt. Katahdin God
With all of our well focused attention on handwashing and social distancing, we may have forgotten that 2020 was also Maine's Bicentennial.
That's right. Our great state turned 200 years old last year just before St Patrick's Day, right when we started shutting things down.
On March 15, 1820, Maine became the 23rd state in the USA. To keep the commemoration going, we thought you'd really enjoy a wicked funny new video from our good buddy, Teagan Wright.
By now you've probably seen his From Away TV show that put a spotlight on hardworking Mainers along with their 'finest-kind' products and services. Or maybe you've seen his hilarious "Sternman" character's salty, silly check-ins from the fishin' boat.
Teagan is wicked smaht and wicked comical. So who better to help us brush on our local history as we celebrate 200 years being uniquely Maine.
Last spring he created the first video in what is hoped to be a series called "Hard Tellin".
The "Hard Tellin" series continues on into 2021 as "Maine Stories". The latest episode is a very silly explanation of the myth of an ancient Penobscot God.
His name was Pamola and legend has it that he was the King of Katahdin for thousands of years.
In the words of Teagan, Pamola "would frig with anybody who tried to come up." Well, a brave native did make the trek to the top. This leads to a series of mythical events that end up ending Pamola's reign.
There's some great animation to help tell the fah-fetched Maine tale and plenty of Allen's Coffee Brandy too.
Check 'er out!