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 Montana, USA

Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation.

The state boasts the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans in the lower United States.

Montana is the only state with a triple divide allowing water to flow into the Pacific, Atlantic, and Hudson Bay. This phenomenon occurs at Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park.

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  • 1803 - U. S. acquired most of Montana in Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

  • 1872 - Yellowstone National Park created by Congress

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

  • 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
    300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by...Read MORE...


  • 1880 - Utah and Northern Railroad entered Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

  • Montana on January 28, 1887. That’s darn near 15 inches!!!

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ montana.html

  • News 1888 - In his annual report on the 29th Governor Preston H. Leslie, of Montana, estimated the population of the Territory at 140,000, and said Montana was free from debt.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • News January 13, 1888 - The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 13, 1888

  • 1889 - Montana became 41st state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

  • 1895 - Montana
    Montana, one of the northwestern states of the American Union, bounded N. by British Columbia and Assiniboia, E. by North Dakota and South Dakota, S. ...Read MORE...


  • News February 11, 1899 - Perhaps the greatest of all arctic outbreaks commenced on this date. The temperature plunged to 61 degrees below zero in Montana.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 11, 1899

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    (IL) - Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois
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    Central Avenue and First Street, looking East, Great Falls, Mont.
    Postcard
  • 1910 - Congress created Glacier National Park; forest fires devastated western Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

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    Public Library, Helena, Montana
    Postcard
  • January 24, 1916 - The temperature at Browning MT plunged 100 degrees in just 24 hours, from 44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. It was a record 24 hour temperature drop for the U.S.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • News 1917 - March 4 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman member of the United States House of Representatives.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 4, 1917

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    Kerr Dam, Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana
    Postcard
  • February 9, 1933 - The temperature at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana dipped to 66 below zero to establish a record for the state, and a record for the nation which stood until 1954.

    WeatherForYou.com

  • 1935 - Works Progress Administration (WPA) began projects; series of earthquakes hit central Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm

  • News 1943 - February 27 – Smith Mine disaster: an explosion at Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, United States kills 74 coal miners.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 27, 1943

  • News January 20, 1954 - The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 20, 1954

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Central Avenue and First Street, looking East, Great Falls, Mont.
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Public Library, Helena, Montana
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Kerr Dam, Flathead Lake, Polson, Montana
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  • 1803 - U. S. acquired most of Montana in Louisiana Purchase

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • 1872 - Yellowstone National Park created by Congress

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
    300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by... Read MORE...

  • 1880 - Utah and Northern Railroad entered Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • Montana on January 28, 1887. That’s darn near 15 inches!!!

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ montana.html
  • News  January 13, 1888 - The mercury plunged to 65 degrees below zero at Fort Keough, located near Miles City MT. The reading stood as a record for the continental U.S. for sixty-six years.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 13, 1888
  • News  1888 - In his annual report on the 29th Governor Preston H. Leslie, of Montana, estimated the population of the Territory at 140,000, and said Montana was free from debt.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • 1889 - Montana became 41st state

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • 1895 - Montana
    Montana, one of the northwestern states of the American Union, bounded N. by British Columbia and Assiniboia, E. by North Dakota and South Dakota, S. ... Read MORE...

  • News  February 11, 1899 - Perhaps the greatest of all arctic outbreaks commenced on this date. The temperature plunged to 61 degrees below zero in Montana.

    WeatherForYou.com
    February 11, 1899
  • 1910 - Congress created Glacier National Park; forest fires devastated western Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • January 24, 1916 - The temperature at Browning MT plunged 100 degrees in just 24 hours, from 44 degrees above zero to 56 degrees below zero. It was a record 24 hour temperature drop for the U.S.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • News  1917 - March 4 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman member of the United States House of Representatives.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 4, 1917
  • February 9, 1933 - The temperature at the Riverside Ranger Station in Montana dipped to 66 below zero to establish a record for the state, and a record for the nation which stood until 1954.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1935 - Works Progress Administration (WPA) began projects; series of earthquakes hit central Montana

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ mttimeln.htm
  • News  1943 - February 27 – Smith Mine disaster: an explosion at Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, United States kills 74 coal miners.

    www.wikipedia.org
    February 27, 1943
  • News  January 20, 1954 - The temperature at Rogers Pass, MT, plunged to 70 degrees below zero to establish a new record for the continental U.S.

    WeatherForYou.com
    January 20, 1954

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