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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: 2010 Demographic Profile — U.S. Census Bureau
|Governor||Steve Bullock (Democrat, to January 2017)|
|Entered the Union||November 8, 1889
as the 41st state
|Motto||Oro y plata (Gold and Silver)|
|Nickname||The Treasure State|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||Chosen from Latin dictionary by J. M. Ashley; it is a Latinized Spanish word meaning “mountainous”|
|Historical Sites||Custer Battlefield National Monument in Hardin, Museum of the Plains Indians in Browning, Fort Union Trading Post, and Grant-Kohr’s Ranch National Historic Sites|
|Points of Interest||Glacier National Park on the Continental Divide and Yellowstone National Park|
|Bordering States||Montana borders North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho.|
Follow these links to read articles about Montana from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Discovering Montana: The Official State Website
This is the official website for the State of Montana.
- Montana State Library
Here is the homepage for the Montana State Library.
- Montana Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Montana State Historical Society.
- Montana’s Museum
Here is the homepage for the Montana Historical Society Museum.
- Montana Historical Society Library and Archives
Here is the homepage for the Montana State Archives.
- Montana State Parks
Here is the homepage for Montana State Parks.
- Montana Official State Travel Site
Here is the official state tourism website for Montana.
- Travel Montana
Here is the official state travel website for Montana.
Here is the official Montana state website jsut for kids!
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Montana
The site provides a wealth of information about Montana. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Montana
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Montana’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Montana Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Montana
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Montana.
- First explored for France by Francois and Louis-Joseph Verendrye in the early 1740s, much of the region was acquired by the United States from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Western Montana was obtained from Great Britain in the Oregon Treaty of 1846.
- 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 Cheyennes and Sioux killed George A. Custer and mor e than 200 of his men in southeastern Montana.
- Montana is the fourth largest state with the forty-fourth largest population.
Some Famous People from this State
- Gary Cooper, born in 1901 in Helena, Montana, he became a famous actor in the 1930s.
- Alfred Bertram Guthrie, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
- Evel Knievel, daredevil motorcyclist
- Jeannette Rankin, a Montana Republican, became the first woman to serve in Congress in 1917, and she was the only member of Congress to vote against entry into both World War I and World War II.