Montana December 22, 2016
10 Things People In Montana Are Irrationally Passionate About
Maybe it’s because we’re such a prideful bunch, or perhaps it’s because we don’t have professional sports teams and our energy has to go somewhere… but whatever it is, Montanans are a very passionate group of people. Just bring up one of these topics, watch us get excited and see for yourself.
1. State pride.
Everyone has state pride, right? Well, Montana has the most of it. Really. In a recent poll by Gallup, 77% of Montanans said their state was the best, scoring higher than any other state.
This is God’s country, and by God, we are going to enjoy it. Give us a rustic cabin with stunning mountain views over a five star hotel in the city any day.
Montana has vegetarians, but it’s safe to say they’re in the minority. We get really excited about our burgers and steaks here.
4. Our troops.
We’re an extremely patriotic bunch, and we believe in supporting our troops.
While it’s true that some Montanans don’t have the time, means or the desire to camp, the majority of us can’t wait for camping season.
Ask your neighbors who serves the best huckleberry pie in town. They’ll probably have several suggestions. We love huckleberries so much, we have an entire Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek.
Remember when Garth Brooks tickets for four concerts in Billings sold out in a matter of minutes in 1998? How many people do you know who have been to the Red Ants Pants Festival in White Sulphur Springs? We really love our music here.
Montana is second only to Wyoming for rates of gun ownership. We’re not flashy with them, and we know how to use them safely… but we’re really into our guns.
9. Pickle Barrell
We just love these big, beautiful sandwiches.
10. Leaving Montana the way it is.
It’s not that we don’t want to improve, we just want to preserve as much of our beautiful land as possible and keep the culture we know and love. Visit if you’d like, move here if you must, but love us the way we are, please.
Montana is truly a one-of-a-kind state. How many of
these experiences have you had?