Seven letters, infinite wonder.
More cows than people, ghost towns galore, stomping grounds of the dinosaur and the American Indian; the west as wild and beautiful and lonesome as it is epic.
Home to the first International Peace Park and the first woman elected to Congress. A pacifist, Jeanette Rankin was the only member of Congress to vote against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. No news Jeanette never married, despite several offers. A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
This girls got a few more Montana facts to share with you following my uncommon journey to the 41st state. Let’s just say I enjoyed a bit of literary license in the sharing.
Montana was the last state to establish an age limit for buying cigarettes, about the same time the Marlboro Man succumbed to respiratory failure.
Tweets originating from inside the state of Montana are longer than those from any other state−averaging just more than 43 out of 140 possible characters in length. Just another way Montanans live up to their BIG SKY country reputation.
The state tree of Montana is the Ponderosa Pine. I may be barking up the wrong tree, but last I checked, Nevada was home to the Ponderosa and the Cartwrights.
This comes straight from the horse’s mouth. It’s perfectly legal in Montana for you to ride your horse home if you’re drunk. Mr. Ed said so.
There are quite a few stars who call Montana their home (at least part of the year), among them Michael Keaton (Big Timber), David Letterman (Choteau), Dennis Quaid (Livingston), John Mayer (Bozeman), Tom Brokaw (Livingston), Ted Turner (Gallatin Gateway), and the Big Dipper (Big Sky Country, showing nightly).
Talk about triple plays! Montana is home to the Triple Divide, the hydrological apex of North America on Triple Divide Peak. From Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park, water flows to three oceans: the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the Pacific. GET OUT!
Combination, Comet, Keystone, Black Pine, and Pony are Montana ghost towns. My guess, no way Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid high tailed it to South America.
Eleven tribal nations live on seven Indian reservations in Montana. All know the importance of calling ahead when it comes to making dinner plans.
The highest point in Montana is Granite Peak, which stands 12,799 feet above sea level, give or take a few hundred feet of snow.