Last updated on July 4th, 2018
36. Bannack is the first territorial capital of Montana. It is preserved as a ghost town today.
37. The legendary Native American chief Sitting Bull has a town named after his daughter. The town of Ekalaka in Montana is named after the daughter of this famous chief.
38. The smokestack in Anaconda, Montana is one of the tallest brick structures in the world. It stands 585 feet high.
39. Only one gem from North America is included in the Crown Jewels of England. This is the Montana Yogo Sapphire.
40. Montana is the home of the world’s First International Peace Park. This park is a combination of Alberta’s Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada and the Glacier National Park in Montana.
41. Montana also has two popular slogans associated with its name – the “land of the shining mountains” and the “last best place.” Montana has more than a 100 mountain ranges in its western half.
42. In the area, it is slightly larger than Japan. It is also the largest landlocked U.S. state.
43. The Clark Fork discharges the greatest volume of water of any river exiting the state.
44. There are more than 3000 named lakes and reservoirs in Montana. These include the Flathead Lake, which is the largest natural freshwater lake in the U.S.
45. Fork Peak Reservoir of Missouri River is the largest reservoir in the state.
46. July 2007 was the hottest month ever recorded in Montana.
47. The Desert Land Act of 1877, allowed settlement of Arid Lands and allocated 640 acres to settlers for a fee of $0.25 per acre and a promise to irrigate the land.
48. During World War I, approximately 1500 Montanans died and 2437 were injured. Almost 40,000 Montanans volunteered or drafted for the war. This is a huge contribution of manpower by any state in the U.S. during the time.
49. For World War I, Montana contributed one of the highest numbers of soldier per capita of any state. It was higher than 25% of any other state on a per capita basis.
50. Did you know that during World War II, almost 30 Japanese balloons landed in Montana? However, no damage to life or property resulted from these balloons.
51. Montana is also home to the largest ICBM field in the U.S. covering 23,500 miles.
52. Interestingly, Montana has given its three electoral votes to Republicans ever since the early 1950s with the exception of Lyndon Johnson’s in 1964 and Bill Clinton in 1992.
Montana State – quick facts and state symbols
List Of 50 U.S. States And Their Capital
|State Size||Total (Land + Water): 147,042 sq miles; Land Only: 145,552 sq miles|
Estimate as of July 1, 2017, United States Census Bureau.
|State by number of formation||41st state|
|State rank by population||44th|
|State rank by area||4th|
|Number of Counties||56|
|Bordering States||Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming|
|Religion||Protestant - 47%|
Catholic - 23%
No religion - 20%
|Highest Point||Granite Peak, 12,807 feet|
|Lowest point||Kootenai River at Idaho border|
1,804 ft (557 m)
|Length||255 miles (410 km)|
|Width||630 miles (1,015 km)|
|National Parks||Glacier National Park|
|Statehood||November 8, 1889|
|Governor||Steve Bullock (D)|
|State Ballad||Montana Melody|
|State Motto||Oro y plata (Gold and silver)|
|State Nickname||Treasure State|
|State Tree||Ponderosa pine|
|Nobel Prize Winners||Brian P. Schmidt (Physics, 2011)|
|Famous People||Gary Cooper|
|Seal||"A depiction of mountains, plains, forests, and the Great Falls of the Missouri River.|
The plow, pick, and shovel represent the state's industry.
The state motto appears on a ribbon."
|Flag||The state seal on a field of blue;|
the word Montana added in 1981.
|State Bird||Western meadowlark|
|State Butterfly||Mourning cloak|
|State Fish||Westslope cutthroat trout|
|State Fossil||Duck-billed dinosaur|
|State Gem||Sapphire and agate|
|State Grass||Bluebunch wheatgrass|
|State Mammal||Grizzly Bear|
|The reverse of the Montana quarter of the 50 State Quarters.|
|Latitude||44° 21′ N to 49° N|
|Longitude||104° 2′ W to 116° 3′ W|
|Time Zone||Mountain Time Zone|
|Data sources||Wikipedia.org, 1KeyData.com|
|Table last updated||April 03, 2018|