Montana

By: Alexa Snowden

some places you might want to go to!

In the state of Montana our capital is Helena. If you do not wish to go there then try some of our beautiful cities, Billings, Missoula and Great falls. If your taking your family with you than try some of our lovely parks here are some of them Beavertail hills, Giant springs and wild horse island!

More History

In the early 1740s, much of the region was acquired by the U.S. from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Before western Montana was obtained from Great Britain in the Oregon Treaty of 1846, American trading posts and forts had been established in the territory.

The major Indian Wars (1867–1877) included the famous 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, better known as “Custer's Last Stand,” in which Cheyenne and Sioux defeated George A. Custer and more than 200 of his men in southeast Montana.

Much of Montana's early history was concerned with mining, with copper, lead, zinc, silver, coal, and oil as principal products. Butte is the center of the area that once supplied half of the U.S. copper.



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Fun facts

  1. Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation.
  2. The state boasts the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans in the lower United States.
  3. At the Rocky Mountain Front Eagle Migration Area west of Great Falls more golden eagles have been seen in a single day than anywhere else in the country.
  4. North of Missoula is the largest population of nesting common loons in the western United States.
  5. The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.
  6. The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area contains as many as 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans during migration.
  7. At Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge it is possible to see up to 1,700 nesting pelicans.
  8. The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.
  9. In 1888 Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.
  10. 46 out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.
  11. At Egg Mountain near Choteau dinosaur eggs have been discovered supporting the theory some dinosaurs were more like mammals and birds than like reptiles.
Montana: The Treasure State

More state facts

State flag: Montana flag

Tree: Ponderosa pine

Flower: Bitterroot

Rock: Sapphire and Montana agate

Fish: Cutthroat trout

Motto: Oro Y Plata

Song: Montana