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10 Cool Facts About

Montana

1.

46 out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.

2.

No state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.

3.

Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.

4.

Jeannette Rankin, the first female ever in Congress was from Montana.

5.

You can fit Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York inside Montana state borders and still have room to fit the District of Columbia.

6.

Montana's name comes from the Spanish word montan'a, meaning mountain country.

7.

Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his troops made their last stand in Montana. Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument features the Plains Indians and United States military involved in the historic battle.

8.

The first luge run in North America was built at Lolo Hot Springs on Lolo Pass in 1965.

9.

Rich deposits of minerals, including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, coal and oil, earned Montana its nickname as the Treasure State.  

10.

Montana is home to the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans in the contiguous United States.

 

 

Montana Wilderness

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Montana Wildlife