Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What three numbers can be found on the patch worn by the Montana Highway Patrol?||Montana History
3-7-77. This is a tribute to the Vigilantes. There are several stories. One is that these represent the dimensions used by the Vigilantes to bury the men they lynched.
|In 1891, what group of Native Americans was moved to the Flathead Indian Reservation in modern Lake County?||Montana History
Salish. The priests from St. Mary's Mission in the Bitteroot elected to travel with them and eventually established the St. Ignatius Mission. The church there has beautifully painted ceilings, painted by a priest.
The Bitterroot Valley. The mission was developed near present day Stevensville.
|The first female in congress was from Montana. What was her name? First and Last||Montana History
Jeannette Rankin. Jeannette Rankin was the only elected official to vote against the U.S. participation in both World War I and World War II. She was a peace advocate and marched in an anti-war march against Vietnam just days before her death.
1889. Helena was in a race with Anaconda to become the state capital.
William Clark. A self-made millionaire, the mansion cost a whopping quarter million to build in the 1880's.
|Okay, for anyone who's ever even been to Montana, this question should be the easiest one in the quiz. Which ethnic group makes up the majority of Butte's population to this day?||Montana History
Irish. St. Patty's day in Butte is widely considered to be the best party every year in the state.
1917. This is still considered to be the worst mining accident in American history.
|What company did Anaconda merge with in 1899 to become the Amalgamated Copper Mining Co.?||Montana History
Standard Oil Company. By 1910, it changed its name to Anaconda Copper Mining Co. This company was such a powerful force in Montana politics and life that until the 1950's, it owned EVERY newspaper in the state.
|In 1865 what town became the territorial capitol of Montana?||Montana History
|The death of Nicholas Tbalt is the catalyst that started the Vigilante killing spree. Who is said to have killed him?||Montana History
George Ives. Joe Pizanthea was the only Mexican in the town and was probably singled out simply for that reason. He was lynched by the Vigilantes.
Supplied the Vigilantes with names of other supposed gang members. Long John Franck and Erastus Yeager revealed the names of other supposed gang members. The method of encouragement used by the Vigilantes was to tie a noose about their necks and string it tight enough to scare them into naming names.
|How many 'outlaws' did the Vigilantes hang in January and February of 1864?||Montana History
22. Some of the 'outlaws' who were hanged were guilty simply of speaking out against the Vigilantes. This was enough to prove the suspect guilty of being involved in criminal activity.
1863. He was elected in 1863 and hanged in 1864. He was ill at the time of his death, however, and would have eventually died from T.B. if he hadn't been lynched.
|Henry Plummer was the 'outlaw' sheriff of which Montana town?||Montana History
Bannack. Recent research suggests that Henry Plummer (originally spelled Plumer) was not an outlaw at all, but an unfortunate victim of over zealous Vigilantes. It is speculated that one reason for fingering Plummer as the 'ringleader' of a now questionable gang of outlaws is that Plummer spoke out against the Vigilantes and in favor of trials and due process.
|What is the largest point of entry into the U.S. in Montana from Canada?||Montana
|How many Native American Indian Reservations does Montana have?||Montana
Seven. Among them are the Flathead, Rocky Boy and Salish-Kootnei
|At the end of the 19th century, which city was the home to more millionaires than any other city in America?||Montana
Helena. Mining riches in Montana created about 50 millionaires in Helena. The population at the time was around 10,000 people.
|Which city is considered to be the Cowboy Capital of the world?||Montana
Miles City. Miles City is still home to the Bucking Horse Sale every year.
|Three rivers come together near Bozeman at Three Forks. They are the Gallatin, the Madison and which other river?||Montana
|Montana has two national parks. Yellowstone was the first national park ever. What is the other one?||Montana
Glacier National Park . Glacier Park is considered to be the Crown Jewel of North America. It is joins with the Canadian Waterton National Park and together they make up the first International Peace Park.
|Montana has the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Great Lakes. What is it?||Montana
Flathead Lake. Flathead Lake is named after the Flathead Indians.
Montanan. Some more famous Montanans are Gary Cooper, Myrna Loy, David Lynch, and Sacajewea.
t. The Scobey series soil is named for Scobey, Montana. It is found in glacial till and under prairie vegetation. Blackdog is the unofficial state soil.
f. It is 147,046 square miles. Ahead are Alaska, Texas, and California.
Lewistown. The geographic center is 8 miles west of Lewistown.
Granite Peak. Granite Peak is 12,799 feet.