Happy 406 Day – What Do You Know About Montana?
Today we celebrate the Treasure State. Today is 4/06 a.k.a Montana Day. So what can we do to celebrate? How about take a drive and explore places of this great state that you may have taken for granted. Maybe grill a steak from one of the millions of cattle Montana raises. Eat wheat bread made from the thousands of acres of wheat Montana grows. Raise a glass of beer and toast to the barley and hops grown right here in Montana. Or maybe go get a scoop of huckleberry ice cream.
When you think about Montana, what other things come to mind?
According to Wikipedia
The name Montana comes from the Spanish word montaña, which in turn comes from the Latin word montanea, meaning "mountain" or more broadly "mountainous country". Montaña del Norte was the name given by early Spanish explorers to the entire mountainous region of the west.
Just a few years ago, a video went viral sharing very sarcastic and largely un-true "facts" about the great state of Montana. According to the following video
-Granite Peak is 422,321 feet taller than Mount Everest
-Noxon Dam is powered by the Nile River who's water is piped in from the Indian Ocean via North Carolina
-Montana's largest export is ROCKS
-JFK introduced God to Montana in 1883
-Germany was discovered in Montana in 1773
-There are 682 bears per citizen in Montana
-Montana has 590 million residents, with only 800 living in Helena
-Bears in Montana are very friendly, except for one bear named Burt.
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