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Montana, the "Big Sky"state, offers magnificent panoramic views and ample opportunities for snow skiing and extraordinary trout fishing. Students in Montana can also visit the historic location of General Custer's Battle of Little Bighorn; retrace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, two famous explorers of the American Frontier; or visit Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.
The members of the Lewis and Clark expedition were the first white explorers known to have set foot in Montana. Montana joined the United States in 1889 as the 41st state. The name Montana comes from the Spanish word Montana, meaning "mountainous," although the eastern part of the state consists of gently rolling pastureland. The Anaconda Company had a stranglehold on the state's copper industry for about 100 years, but today Montana is known as a tourist destination for those drawn to its many trout streams and wide open spaces. Its capital is Helena and the symbol for the state animal is the grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis).
Montana State Symbols contains descriptions and pictures of the state symbols, emblems, and mascots of the state, which can be quickly accessed. This resource guide represents many of Montana state facts such as Montana state symbols, the state flower, the state gemstone, the state insect, the state tree, the state bird, the state animal, the state flag that flies over Montana, and the capital, as well as many more symbols, emblems, and mascots. These types of state directories are designed to help children learn, and are often used by children in the public and private education system as well as home schooled children.
Montana State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots
Symbol Name - (Species)
(Ursus arctos horribilis)
|Arboretum||University of Montana, Missoula|
|Cowboy Hall of Fame||City of Wolfe Point|
|Firefighters' Memorial Park||Firefighters Memorial Park, Lauel, Montana|
|Fish||Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
(Agropyron spicatum) (pursh)
|Home of the Evelyn Cameron gallery||Terry|
|Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' memorial||Grateful Nation Montana Memorial, University of Montana, Missoula|
|Korean Veteran Memorial - Butte||Stoddard Park, Butte|
|Korean War Veterans' Memorial - Missoula||Missoula Memorial Rose Garden, Missoula, Montana|
by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson
|Medal of Valor||Medal of Valor|
|Motto||Oro y Plata
(gold and silver)
|Quarter||Montana State Quarter|
|Soil||Scobey soil series - April 27, 2015|
(Pinaceae Pinus ponderosa)
|Veterans' Memorial Garden
||Veterans' Memorial Rose Garden, Missoula, Montana|
|Vietnam Veterans' Memorial||Memorial located in Rose Park, Missoula, Montana|