Montana has more residents (8.529 per 10,000 people) serving in the United States military than any other state…yet it is the only state without a modern naval ship named in its honor.
An earthquake in 1959 caused Hebgen Lake in Gallatin County, Montana to recede 22 feet, leaving a wide gravel beach along its lakefront.
In 1903 the library in Bozeman, Montana was intentionally built across the street from the city’s red-light district and opium dens.
Montana is the only state in the U.S. that does not have any statewide ban on texting behind the wheel.
The Montana state constitution mandates that all students must learn American Indian history, culture, and heritage.
A cowboy once insisted on riding his horse to his room in the Grand Union Hotel in Fort Benton, Montana. When the manager objected, the two exchanged gunfire. The cowboy was killed before he and his horse made it to the top of the stairs. Fourteen slugs were later removed from his body.
A Gideon bible was first placed inside a hotel room in Montana.
The bed of bison bones at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in Montana is 13 feet deep.
Fort Peck Dam is the largest earth-filled dam in the world and a photo of it was the first photo to grace the cover of Life magazine on November 23, 1936.
It is illegal to operate a vehicle with ice picks attached to the wheels within the city limits of Whitehall, Montana.
And there you have it………more Montana facts that you may not have known via toddklassy.com.
(Feature photo via Jason Savage)