Ten More Factual Facts About Big Sky Country…..
By angelamontana

Posted: December 3, 2015

Montana permits urinating along the side of the road (so as long as he or she attempts to be modest and does not bother anyone else in the process).

There are 77 mountain ranges in Montana and 2,991 mountain peaks with names…none of which are among the 50 tallest in the United States.

During a smallpox epidemic in the early 1800s two Crow Indian boys rode a white horse over a cliff to sacrifice their lives to save their tribe from the disease. The exact location of that cliff is believed to be along the Yellowstone River near Billings, Montana.

According to the folklore of the Crow Nation, the Little People of Montana’s Pryor Mountains were dwarves so violent and fearsome they could tear the heart out of an enemy’s horse.

Montana was the first state to elect a woman to Congress in 1916.

The Roe River near Great Falls, Montana is only 201 feet long and is considered the world’s shortest river.

In 1960 late Senator Ted Kennedy rode a bucking bronco named Skyrocket at a rodeo in Miles City, Montana while stumping for his brother John for President.

It is illegal in Montana for a married women to go fishing alone on Sundays. It is also illegal for unmarried women to fish alone at all.

Stars who call Montana home (at least part of the year) include Michael Keaton (Big Timber), David Letterman (Choteau), Huey Lewis (Stevensville), Dennis Quaid (Livingston), Bill Pullman (Whitehall), Howie Long (Flathead Lake), John Mayer (Bozeman), Tom Brokaw (Livingston), and Ted Turner (Gallatin Gateway).

Montana has fewer acres of wetlands than any other state.

(Information via toddklassy.com)