Montana

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Montana Quick Facts

  • State Capital: Helena
  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State Animal: Grizzly bear
  • State Tree: Ponderosa Pine
  • State Nickname: The treasure state
  • State flower: Bitterroot

Other Montana Facts

Mountain Name
Montana’s name comes from the Spanish word mountain

Crown Jewels
The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.

A lot of mammals
No state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.

Ghost Town
Montana’s first territorial capital, Bannack, has been preserved as a ghost town state park along once gold-laden Grasshopper Creek.

First Jail
The notorious outlaw, Henry Plummer, built the first jail constructed in the state.

Montana By the Numbers

Miles Long

…and 1 mile wide: Beaver Creek Park has the largest park in the United States

Feet

The highest point in the state is Granite Peak.

Founded City

Virginia City is considered to be the most complete original town of its kind in the United States

Square Miles

of water and 185 miles of shoreline: Flathead Lake is considered the largest natural freshwater lake in the west.

Number of lakes within the boundaries of Glacier National Park.

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