Montana Fun Facts
Montana’s name is derived from the Spanish word “montaña” meaning “mountainous.”
Montana is the only state in the United States to share land border with three Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
Montana is home to the hydrological apex of North America on Triple Divide Peak. From this spot, water flows to three oceans: Hudson Bay (Arctic), Gulf of Mexico (Atlantic), and the Pacific Ocean.
Jeannette Rankin of Missoula, Montana, was the first woman elected to the United States Congress. On November 9, 1969, she was elected to the House of Representatives.
The coldest temperature on record for the contiguous United States was -70°F (-57°C) recorded on January 20, 1954, in Rogers Pass, Montana.
The largest snowflake ever observed was 15 inches wide. It was recorded at Fort Keogh, Montana, on January 28, 1887.
The Montana city of Loma holds the world record for the greatest temperature change in 24 hours. On January 14-15, 1972, the temperature rose from -54°F to 49°F, a change of 103 °F.
Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana and northern Wyoming was the first national park in the United States.
In Montana, it is illegal ro pretend to abuse an animal in the presence of a minor. WN traffic naturally spikes when important breaking news occurs.
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