MONTANA

The state is bordered by the North Dakota and South Dakota to the east, Wyoming to the south, Idaho to the west, and the British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Canadian provinces to the north.

The French François Louis Joseph Verendrye was the first to explore the land in the early 1740s; United States acquired large portions of the land as part of the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803, before Great Britain obtained western Montana in the 1846 Oregon Treaty, the American forts and commercial center was already established.During the Indian War from 1867-1877, the famous 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn was included, which was also known as the "Custer's Last Stand," which Cheyenne and Sioux defeated George Custer and his over 200 men in southeastern Montana.

The mining industry in Montana has a lot of history which was a major concern in the state early history. Copper, lead, zinc, silver, coals, oil, are the major products. Montana land area is 147,138 square miles (381,087 square kilometers) with 989 415 people in population as at 2010 making an increase of 9.7% from the 2000 Census.Montana joined the statehood on November 8, 1889 as the 41st state; the capital of Montana is Helena. The state nickname is known as‘’National Treasure’’. Most cropland covers Montana plains. It is also known to rank high among the other states in wheat and barley with oats, flaxseed, rye, potatoes, and sugar beets. Rearing of Sheep and cattle also makes significant contribution to the state economy.

The areas of hunting and fishing in the stateare tourist attractions including Skiing, ranching, Glacier National Park on the Continental Divide which is known to have 26 glaciers and 200 lakes.

Landmarks in Montana includes; the C. M. Russell Museum Complex, built to display artworks of great falls; Cathedral of Saint Helena; Glacier National Park, this was built so as to foster peace and unity between America and Canada, it is also known as peace park; Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, this landmark was dedicated to the men that died in the little bighorn battle; Montana State Capitol, this building was constructed with sandstone and granite; Museum of the Rockies, this museum was built to educate people on the history of Rocky mountains; 150 ft. tall Pompeys Pillar National Monument, this landmark is a rock formation; and Rosebud Battlefield State Park.

Living in Montana might be one of your best decisions, because Montana state is surely a nice state to live. The people of Montana are one of the nicest people in America, they show love and kindness. If you are the fast type of driver, then you exhibit one of the state traits, because people love driving fast in Montana. There are lots of liberal bastions and ultra conservative towns. When it comes to weather, Montana is one of the coldest states in America, and during springtime there are lots of beautiful sites to see. Montana is definitely a place to move to.

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