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Montana


41st State (November 8, 1889), the west U.S.

 

State Abbreviation: MT

Nickname: Treasure State

Origin of Name: Based on a Spanish word for mountainous.







Montana State:

Capital: Helena

Motto: "Oro y Plata" Spanish for "gold and silver."
Montana State Seal
Animal: Grizzly Bear
Bird:
Western Meadowlark
Butterfly: Mourning Cloak

Fish: Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout
Flower: Bitterroot
Fossil: Maiasaura, or duck-billed dinosaur
Gemstones: Agate and Sapphire
Grass: Bluebunch Wheatgrass
Song: Montana
Tree: Ponderosa Pine

Montana State Symbols
Information Sheet
and Color Pages (pdf)


Things to Know

Montana can be divided into two geographic areas: the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountain Region.

Major Rivers: Clark Fork River, Missouri River, Yellowstone River

Famous Montanans

Jack Horner , paleontologist

Jeannette Rankin 1880-1973
First woman elected to U.S. Congress

Evel Knievel
Daredevil motorcyclist

Shep
Montana's most faithful dog.

Things to Do

Montana State Bird and State Flower Printable Color Page.
Before printing under File in Page Setup set margins to zero.

Sites to See

Battle of the Little Big Horn
Lt. Colonel George Custer's last stand and the destruction of Custer's command on the banks of the Little Bighorn.

Montana Mountain Pictures

The Plains Indians

Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies
PBS documentary on the life of a wild horse in the mountains of Montana.

Charlie Russell (1864-1926), Artist
American Artist that specialized in the American West.

Things To Do-Other Sites

MontanaKids
Facts, games, symbols, print color pages. Fantastic site!

Montana State Quarter

Read about the Montana State Quarter and print
out the color pages.

Tours

Glacier National Park

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