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Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation.
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The state boasts the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans in the lower United States.
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At the Rocky Mountain Front Eagle Migration Area west of Great Falls more golden eagles have been seen in a single day than anywhere else in the country.
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North of Missoula is the largest population of nesting common loons in the western United States.
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The average square mile of land contains 1.4 elk, 1.4 pronghorn antelope, and 3.3 deer.
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The Freezeout Lake Wildlife Management Area contains as many as 300,000 snow geese and 10,000 tundra swans during migration.
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At Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge it is possible to see up to 1,700 nesting pelicans.
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The Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England.
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In 1888 Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.
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46 out of Montana's 56 counties are considered "frontier counties" with an average population of 6 or fewer people per square mile.
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At Egg Mountain near Choteau dinosaur eggs have been discovered supporting the theory some dinosaurs were more like mammals and birds than like reptiles.
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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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The notorious outlaw, Henry Plummer, built the first jail constructed in the state.
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No state has as many different species of mammals as Montana.
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The moose, now numbering over 8,000 in Montana, was thought to be extinct in the Rockies south of Canada in the 1900s.
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Flathead Lake in northwest Montana contains over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline. It is considered the largest natural freshwater lake in the west.
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Miles City is known as the Cowboy Capitol.
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Yellowstone National Park in southern Montana and northern Wyoming was the first national park in the nation.
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The town of Ekalaka was named for the daughter of the famous Sioux chief, Sitting Bull.
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Fife is named after the type of wheat grown in the area or, as some locals contend, by Tommy Simpson for his home in Scotland.
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Fishtail is named for either a Mr. Fishtail who lived in the area or as the area Indians prefer for some of the peaks in the nearby Beartooth Mountain Range which look like the tail of a fish.
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The Yaak community is the most northwestern settlement in the state.
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Montana has the largest grizzly bear population in the lower 48 states.
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Near the Pines Recreation Area as many as 100 sage grouse perform their extraordinary spring mating rituals.
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The first luge run in North America was built at Lolo Hot Springs on Lolo Pass in 1965.
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Combination, Comet, Keystone, Black Pine, and Pony are names of Montana ghost towns.
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Virginia City was founded in 1863 and is considered to be the most complete original town of its kind in the United States.
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Top 10 cities of Montana with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Billings: 104,170
2. Missoula: 66,789
3. Great Falls: 58,505
4. Bozeman: 37,280
5. Butte: 34,525
6. Helena: 28,190
7. Kalispell: 19,927
8. Havre: 9,310
9. Anaconda: 9,298
10. Miles City: 8,123
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Montana is nicknamed the Treasure State.
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The bitterroot is the official state flower.
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The density of the state is six people per square mile.

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