Thursday, September 1

Facts about Montana

Montana Facts

Learn facts about Montana for kids.

Have you ever taken a vacation to Montana before? You could live there. Whichever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Montana here! I like to know facts about all of the different states in the United States. I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! So, every Thursday, I will post facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical order! Last week, we posted facts about Missouri. This week, we are posting facts about Montana. You will learn about Montana's state flag, bird, and other facts. Only 24 more states to blog about! 

Did you know Montana was the forty-first (41st) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Montana officially joined the union on November 8, 1889! Montana is located in the Northwestern region of the United States. Montana is bordered by four (4) states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Idaho. Montana also borders Canada. Montana is the fourth (4th) largest state in the United States. Montana is one of the biggest states. There are about 1,104,271 people who live in the state of Montana.


Montana famous person alert:

Did you know that John Robert Horner (Jack Horner) was born in Shelby, Montana? John Robert Horner is an American paleontologist who studies dinosaurs. A paleontologist is a scientist who studies fossils. John Robert Horner is best known for being a technical advisor on the first five Jurassic Park movies. 

Here is a cool page all about Montana. You can even check out the dinosaur discoveries: Click here with your parent/caretaker's permission.


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Facts about Montana:

1. Montana is known for its Natural minerals, wildlife, and snowcapped mountains. Some nicknames for the state are Big Sky Country, the Treasure State, and the Land of Shining Mountains. The Montana state motto is Oro y Plata, a Spanish phrase that means Gold and Silver. It was adopted in 1865. The abbreviation for Montana is MT.

2. The capital of Montana is Helena. Helena officially became the capital of Montana sometime in 1875. Helena has an estimated population of about 32,655 people.

3. The state bird of Montana is the Western meadowlark. It was chosen as the state bird on March 14, 1931. The Western meadowlark has a bright, beautiful yellow color on its neck, underneath, and chest area. It also has a black v shape on its chest area. Its backs, tails, and wings are a mixture of black, brown, and creamy grey.

4. The Montana official state flower is the Bitterroot flower. The Bitterroot is a perennial herb. The Bitterroot starts to flower in May and June. The flowers don’t last long, though. The Bitterroot is a beautiful flower. The Montana Bitterroot became Montana’s official state flower on February 27, 1895.

5. Montana’s state flag was officially adopted in 1905. Montana’s state flag has a blue background with Montana’s state seal on it and the word Montana written in yellow coloring above the seal.

6. Some crops grown in Montana are apples, barley, cherries, lentils, peas, and wheat.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Montana are the Yellow Stone National Park, the Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park in Jefferson County, MT., and the Glacier National Park.

8. Some animals in Montana are antelope, bison, black bears, coyotes, elk, grizzly bears, and wolves.

9. Montana can get very hot and cold, depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature recorded in Montana was 117 degrees Fahrenheit in Medicine Lake, Montana, on July 5, 1937. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Montana was -70 degrees (70 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Rogers Pass, Montana, on January 20, 1954.



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Facts about Montana


Get your free printable Montana worksheet here:

 Montana worksheet

Facts about Montana worksheet

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Books about Montana:

1. Montana for Kids: The Story of Our State by Allen Morris Jones

2. Good Night Montana by Adam Gamble

3. Montana: Discover Pictures and Facts About Montana For Kids! by Bold Kids

4. Wise Animal Handbook Montana by Kate B. Jerome

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the 50 states' posts in one convenient place. 

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  1. I love reading your blogs about the states. They’re so informative. I learn quite a lot. Your Joey books are amazing. I have them all. The Rainbow Reindeer is so cherry and colorful. It is a wonderful story and all the illustrations are amazing.Thank you for publishing them.

    1. Awe thank you so very much and you are welcome! I'm glad you like my books and blog posts. After the states are finished I will be posting facts about each of the Presidents of the United States. I hope you continue reading my post. Enjoy!


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