Montana Public Libraries by County
A member state of the United States of America. Located in the northwest of the
country, it covers an area of 381,087 km2 and has 917,500
residents (2004). It borders the Canadian provinces of British Columbia,
Alberta and Saskatchewan to the north, and the states of North Dakota, to the
east, South Dakota, to the southeast, Wyoming, to the south, and Idaho, to the
southwest and west. The capital is the city of Helena.
Montana is located in
contact with the Rocky Mountains and the Great Northern Plains. The west of the
State is occupied by the Rocky mountains (Bitterroot arranja), culminating at 3
901 m of altitude (Granito Peak), opened by wide valleys (Flathead Valley). The
central and eastern parts correspond to the high plains, high trays of Piedmont,
drained and cut high by the Missouri basin and its tributary, the Yellowstone.
The main rivers located west of the water line are Kootenai and Clark
Fork. Lake Flathead is the state's largest natural lake, and Lake Fort Peck,
vastly an artificial water retention over Missouri. The climate is dry or
mountainous continental. Coniferous forests cover 23 p. 100 of the territory,
mainly the mountains. The vegetation is high stepped on the plains.
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Offers a full list of counties and county equivalents in Montana featuring
the oldest, newest, largest and smallest counties by population and area, as
well as county seals and political map of Montana.
the abbreviations and acronyms that stand for Montana. Also includes other
English words or phrases that have the same initials as state name of
Butte - Montana's former mining town
Butte is a former mining town in Montana and was founded in 1864. The place
was originally a mining camp in the northern Rocky Mountains and became
Montana's first major industrial city due to the copper boom (copper was needed
for the emerging electrification). As a result, the population increased
rapidly: from around 3,300 residents in 1880 to over 39,000 residents in
In 2010 the city had around 36,400 residents spread over 1,860 km², making
it the fifth largest city in Montana. The copper boom attracted many Asian and
European immigrants. The proportion of Irish emigrants was particularly high.
Butte is still called the "richest hill on earth". Today, however, the former
wealth through the gold and silver discoveries and above all through the
formerly richest copper mine in the world is a thing of the past. Due to the
gradually closed mines, the unemployment rate rose rapidly. Mining still played
an important role in Butte's economy in the 1980s.
Nowadays Butte lives mainly from tourism. Former mining buildings such as the
Berkeley Pit now serve as a tourist attraction and Butte has become a popular
tourist spot with its shops, cafes and restaurants and many outdoor activities.
In addition, the city has many Victorian buildings that are reminiscent of
the time of the ore boom.
The museums and galleries are also worth a visit. The Singing Rocks east of
Butte are a special highlight. If you hit them gently with a hammer, they will
start to sound.
The World Museum of Mining
A museum in the style of an old mining village. Faithfully reproduced houses
with many old decorative items such as mining tools and vehicles. A tour through
the tunnel rounds off the visit.
Helena - capital of Montana
Helena was founded on October 30, 1864 after gold prospectors (the four
Georgienas) discovered gold deposits in the region. In particular, the gold
veins in the Last Chance Gulch (Last Chance Gulch) triggered a real gold
boom. Within a few years the population grew to around 3,000. Today around
28,000 people live in Helena. Helena is located in the middle of the Prickley
Pear Valley, surrounded by forests and mountains. Mining and agriculture are
still important sources of income today. In addition, Helena is a not
insignificant commercial and administrative center.
Historical events that contributed to the development of Helena
The area where Helena was founded was first explored in 1805 as part of the
Lewis and Clark expedition.
During the gold rush period, which lasted about 20 years, gold was mined from
a current equivalent of 3.6 billion dollars. At first the city was called
"Crabtown" after the founder John Crab. As the city continued to prosper, it was
renamed Helena. In 1875, Helena was named the capital of the Montana Territory
and the former headquarters, Virginia City, were voted out of office, as the
city had only 130 residents due to the abandonment of its mines and was no
longer representative as the capital.
When the Northern Pacific Railway was connected to the rail network in 1883,
the city continued to flourish. In 1889 Montana became the 41st state of the USA
and Helena the capital. The city of Anaconda wanted to compete for the
headquarters, as the city was also experiencing an economic boom at the time. In
1894 a vote was scheduled, in which the voters finally decided in favor of
Helena. Up to the present day Helena was able to develop into one of the most
important places in Montana despite the big fires from 1935 to 1937.
Sights, leisure activities in Helena
The building in the Greek Renaissance style, inaugurated in 1902, is
particularly interesting because it refers to the Lewis and Clark trips with a
3.5 x 7.5 m painting which is entitled "Lewis and Clark Meeting Indians at
Ross'Hole" by Charles M. Russel was painted.
Original Governors Mansion
This mansion, built in 1888, was inhabited by 9 Montana governors between
1913 and 1959. You can still marvel at the furnishings from that time.
The Montana Histrical Society
This library houses the largest collection of Montana books, magazines, and
newspapers in the United States. Founded in 1865.
Cathedral of St. Helena
This sacred building is a neo-Gothic church, which was built on the model of
St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna.
In addition, Helena has 56 buildings and sites on the National Register of
The area around Helena has a lot to offer for nature lovers:
With Holter Lake, Lake Helena, Hauser Lake and Canyon Ferry Lake, there are
several lakes nearby. Numerous leisure activities are offered here, such as
swimming, boat tours, fishing and much more. Approx. 35 km northwest of Helena
is the Great Divide ski area with several slopes and 7 ski lifts. Camping is
possible in the wild areas. Grizzly bears can be encountered in the Bob Marshall
Wilderness area, as this is the preferred habitat for the animals. In the
Sleeping Giant Wilderness there is not only a lot to discover for biologists.
- Beaverhead County, MT
- Big Horn County, MT
- Blaine County, MT
- Broadwater County, MT
- Carbon County, MT
- Carter County, MT
- Cascade County, MT
- Chouteau County, MT
- Custer County, MT
- Daniels County, MT
- Dawson County, MT
- Deer Lodge County, MT
- Fallon County, MT
- Fergus County, MT
- Flathead County, MT
- Gallatin County, MT
- Garfield County, MT
- Glacier County, MT
- Golden Valley County, MT
- Granite County, MT
- Hill County, MT
- Jefferson County, MT
- Judith Basin County, MT
- Lake County, MT
- Lewis And Clark County, MT
- Liberty County, MT
- Lincoln County, MT
- Madison County, MT
- Mccone County, MT
- Meagher County, MT
- Mineral County, MT
- Missoula County, MT
- Musselshell County, MT
- Park County, MT
- Petroleum County, MT
- Phillips County, MT
- Pondera County, MT
- Powder River County, MT
- Powell County, MT
- Prairie County, MT
- Ravalli County, MT
- Richland County, MT
- Roosevelt County, MT
- Rosebud County, MT
- Sanders County, MT
- Sheridan County, MT
- Silver Bow County, MT
- Stillwater County, MT
- Sweet Grass County, MT
- Teton County, MT
- Toole County, MT
- Treasure County, MT
- Valley County, MT
- Wheatland County, MT
- Wibaux County, MT
- Yellowstone County, MT