Montana January 15, 2017
10 Things Montanans Do Better Than Anyone Else
Sometimes we can’t help but brag about our beautiful Montana. Life is quite good in the Treasure State, and we know it. Every state has its strengths, but there are a few things we happen to think we do better than anyone else. These are 10 of them.
Montana Yogo sapphires are like no other. They have high uniform clarity, they are a gorgeous shade of cornflower blue, and they are rumored to have a place in the Crown Jewels of England.
From our amazing dinosaur museums (like Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman) to Butte's Dumas Brothel Museum, Montana is excellent at preserving the past.
3. Driving in the snow.
If you see someone in a ditch or weaving all over the snowy road, the odds are quite good that he or she didn't grow up in Montana.
Montana has more bookstores per capita than any other state. And we use them.
We know we've got some stiff competition from states like Oregon and Washington, but there's no beer quite like Montana beer.
What can we say, we know how to have a good time.
Montana has the largest migratory elk herd in the nation, the largest breeding population of trumpeter swans in the lower United States, and more golden eagles have been seen in a single day here than anywhere else in the country.
8. Dealing with sudden temperature changes.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the greatest temperature change in a 24 hour period occurred on January 1916 in Browning, when the temperature dropped from 44 degrees to 56 below zero. The lowest temperature recorded in the contiguous United States – 70 degrees below zero – was at Roger’s Pass, on January 20th, 1954.
We're not trying to start an argument, but have you ever had fresh Flathead cherries? They're so good we have an entire festival dedicated to them.
10. Natural beauty.
This is a matter of opinion, but our opinions are pretty strong here. And while we obviously don't have much control over how naturally beautiful our state is, we're the best at preserving it with our state park system.
What are some other things Montanans are just better at? Share below.