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  • Big Sky Country: Montana is often referred to as "Big Sky Country" due to its vast and expansive landscapes. The state is known for its breathtaking views, wide open spaces, and stunning sunsets.

  • Yellowstone River: The Yellowstone River, the longest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States, originates in Yellowstone National Park and flows through Montana. It offers opportunities for fishing, boating, and scenic river trips.

  • Glacier National Park: Montana is home to Glacier National Park, which boasts over a million acres of pristine wilderness, including glaciers, lakes, and rugged mountains. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts visitors from around the world.

  • Cattle Ranching: Montana has a strong tradition of cattle ranching and is one of the leading states in beef production. The ranching culture and cowboy heritage are still prevalent in many parts of the state.




Fun Facts About Helena Montana



  • Helena is the capital city of the U.S. State of Montana.

  • The 2010 census put the population of Lewis and Clark County population at 63,395.

  • On July 14, 1864, the discovery of gold by the "Four Georgians" in a gulch off the Prickly Pear valley led to the founding of the city here.

  • Its main street is named Last Chance Gulch and lies close to the winding path of the original gulch.

  • By 1888, about 50 millionaires lived in Helena, more per capita than in any city in the world. They had made their fortunes from gold.

  • About $3.6 billion (in today's dollars) of gold was taken from Last Chance Gulch over a 20-year period.

  • Helena has been the capital of Montana Territory since 1875 and the state of Montana since 1889.

  • Helena has a semi-arid climate, with long, cold and moderately snowy winters, hot and dry summers, and short springs and autumns in between.

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