MT Posted in Montana February 17, 2016 by Jessica Wick 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The State Of Montana Think you know everything there is to know about Montana? Test your knowledge with these little-known facts about our nation’s 41st state. 1. There are more cattle in Montana than there are people. Pat Dalton.../Flickr 2. Montana is the only state with a triple divide, which allows water to flow into the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and the Hudson Bay. fritzmb/Flickr 3. The Montana Yogo Sapphire is included in the Crown Jewels of England. Wikimedia/PumpkinSky 4. In 1888, Helena had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. Bullion Vault/Flickr The gold rush was quite profitable for some. 5. Montana has more bookstores per capita than any other state. Amy Guth/Flickr 6. Montana was the first state to elect a woman to Congress in 1916. Wikipedia/Library of Congress It’s true, Montana elected a woman to Congress before women could even vote in the USA. Her name was Jeanette Rankin, and she was reelected to Congress in 1940. 7. Montana is not without its quirks! Columbia Falls is home to the Montana Vortex and House of Mystery, “A genuine quantum or gravitational anomaly that may re-define the laws of physics and nature.” Shawn Anderson/Flickr If you walk around the little shack that sits on the vortex, the people around you will appear to shrink and grow. 8. Every spring, people living in northeastern Montana can witness about 10,000 white pelicans migrate from the Gulf of Mexico to Medicine Lake. Mark Holloway/Flickr These pelicans have a wingspan of nine feet, so it’s quite a sight to behold. 9. It is technically still illegal for unmarried women to fish alone. Bugeater/Flickr 10. Giant Springs, Montana is home to the largest freshwater spring in the country. Brandi Korte/Flickr How many of these things did you know?