Montana State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Montana as the 41st state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Montana.
Date of Statehood:
November 8, 1889
935,670 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Montana ranks high among the states in wheat and barley, with rye, oats, flaxseed, sugar beets, and potatoes as other important crops. Sheep and cattle are the major livestock raised in Montana.
The primary industry in Montana is mining which consists of copper, lead, zinc, silver, coal, and oil as principal products.
The Treasure State
Oro y plata (Gold and silver)
Bitterroot (Legislation of 1895)
Ponderosa Pine (Legislation of 1949)
Western Meadowlark (Legislation of 1931)
Blackspotted Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1977)
Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Legislation of 2001)
Sapphire and Agate (Legislation of 1969)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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