Monday, December 5, 2016

Montana's 6 Big Facts

1. Though the state has no official nickname, it's often called "Big Sky Country" or "The Treasure State."

2. Among the federally protected lands in Montana are Glacier National Park, part of Yellowstone National Park, Little Bighorn National Monument, and the National Bison Range.

3. In the 1880s, the state capital (Helena) had more millionaires per capita than any other US city.

4. Many who claimed conscientious objector status in World War 2 were sent to Montana as smokejumpers and other forest fire fighting duties.

5. The community of Crow Agency hosts the Crow Fair and Rodeo, the largest Northern Native American gathering. Nearly 45,000 people watch or participate in the event.

6. Spokane is the only Montana horse to have won the Kentucky Derby.

Our other blog has even more big Montana facts!