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State
    (November 8, 1889- )
    41st state to join
    Nickname: Treasure State/Big Sky Country
    Capital: Helena
    Size: 147,138 square miles (ranks 4th)
    Motto: Gold And Silver
    Bird: Western Meadowlark
    Flower: Bitterroot
    Tree: Ponderosa Pine
    Song: Montana
    Chief Joseph said 'I will fight no more, forever,' after seeing the ravages of war.
    The first non permanent trading posts were erected at the mouth of the Big Horn River (1807).
    The first permanent settlement was the American Fur Company (1846).
    The last great Native American victory 'Custer's Last Stand.' (June 18, 1786).
    173 Blackfoot (140 women & children) were killed in Montana by the US Army (January 23, 1870).
    Although they sought statehood in 1884, the U.S. ignored their request for five years.
    Temperatures range from -70ºF (US 48 state record, January 20, 1954) to 117ºF (July 5, 1937).
    Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid robbed a train of $40,000 at Wagner Montana (July 2, 1901).
    The 'Olympian Flyer' express train crashed in Montana, killing 47 (June 19, 1938).
    Gold was discovered and mining towns opened (1858). Miners also found silver, copper, zinc, manganese and lead.
    The TV series 'Buckskin' and 'My Friend Flicka' were set in Montana.
    The first woman elected to US Congress represented Montana (Jeannette Rankin).
    It shares its name with NFL SF 49'er great quarterback Joe Montana.
    Gary Cooper, Alice Ghostley, Steve Reeves, Phil Jackson, Chet Huntley and David Lynch were born in Montana,
    H. Thiele discovers asteroid #797 and named it Montana (November 17, 1914).
    The first old age pension plans in the US were established by Montana & Nevada (March 5, 1923).
    Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals (November 1, 1924).
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 34 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 24 Votes: 95.83% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 35 Votes: 22.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 36 Votes: 52.78% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 78 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 79 Votes: 48.10% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 35 Votes: 45.71% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 102 Votes: 49.02% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 181 Votes: 43.65% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 320 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 304 Votes: 52.30% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 2027 Votes: 46.47% Annoying
 
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