Things You Didn’t Know about Montana
OK, we’re biased. We think Montana is the most beautiful state in the union. We’re the Treasure State, after all, and our precious treasures of land, wildlife and people are our lifeblood. Here’s a few pieces of information you may not know about this fabulous place.
Native Sons and Daughters
For a state with a small population, Montana has been the birthplace of some of America’s most beloved celebrities. The list includes:
Flora and Fauna
Montana is for wildlife and wildlife lovers. You’ll see more wildlife here than in any of the contiguous U.S. states. The average square mile in Montana contains 3.3 deer, 1.4 pronghorn antelope and 1.4 elk. That’s a far greater number than the human population. Your wildlife mileage may vary.
The Triple Divide
Located in Glacier National Park, Triple Divide Peak allows water to flow into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and Hudson Bay.
The British Crown Jewels
The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem included in the British crown jewels.
The World’s Largest Snowflake
We’ve got plenty of snow, and Montana boasts the record for the largest snowflake ever seen – a whopping 15 inches in diameter.
The Most Extreme Temperature Range
Montana hold the record for the most extreme temperature range, with a recorded low of -70° F and a recorded high of 117° F.