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Montana's name is derived from the Spanish word 'montaña' (meaning “mountainous”)
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Montana is the largest landlocked U.S. state and fourth largest state in the United States after Alaska, Texas, and California

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In 1863 Idaho Territory was created, including present-day Idaho, Montana, and most of Wyoming. Montana was made a territory on May 26, 1864 and Virginia City served as the territory’s capital. In 1875 the capital was moved to Helena.
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Montana is home to the Triple Divide, 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. Montana is the only state in the United States from which waters flow to Hudson Bay, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean.
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Montana is the only state in the United States without a modern naval ship named in its honor.
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Montana recorded most extreme temperature ranges by any state in US (187 °F is the differencce between its lowest (-70 °F) and highest (117 °F)
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Montana is is the only state in the United States whose constitution recognizes the cultural heritage of the American Indians and is committed to the preservation of their cultural integrity
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Montana is the only state in the United States to share land border with three Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan
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Four miners, later referred to as 'Four Georgians', out of provisions and tired of prospecting, took one last chance as they swung through a gulch on July 14, 1864. They found gold and the 'Last Chance Gulch' was later named 'Helena' after Helena, Minnesota. Miners flocked to the area and unearthed 19 million dollars’ worth of gold (about four billion dollars in today's economy) in the first four years. By 1888, Helena was home to more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the world. Helena’s spectacular ambience won the city its nickname, “Queen City of the Rockies.”
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Jeannette Rankin of Missoula, Montana, was the first woman elected to the United States Congress
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The North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park located at Gardiner, Montana is the only entrance that is open year round. It is also the original entrance to the world's first and greatest National Park when it was opened
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The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.
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The Yellowstone River is the longest free-flowing (undammed) river in the contiguous United States.
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Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.
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The coldest temperature on record for the contiguous United States was −70 °F (−57 °C) recorded on January 20, 1954, at a gold mining camp near Rogers Pass, Montana
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Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in the state of Montana