Reminded by Michelle that today is Montana’s birthday!
The Montana Historical Society says: “Between 1880 and 1890, the population of Montana grew from about 39,000 to nearly 143,000. The people of Montana first asked for statehood in 1884, but they had to wait five years. Finally, Montana was admitted to the United States as the 41st state on November 8, 1889. Joseph K. Toole of Helena became the first governor of the state.”
She also provided a link to this amazing video: