Montanans are known for their deep blue skies and spectacular scenery.
And they’re also known for some truly incredible stories.
Here are five of our favorite Montana stories.1.
The Big Chill: An Oregon boy from an immigrant family got his start working as a mechanic.
He eventually became an apprentice mechanic, which helped him make some incredible cars.
It’s a story that’s made the National Register of Historic Places.2.
The Story of the Little Rock Boys: Little Rock, Arkansas, is a little-known mining town that became the site of the first atomic bomb test in 1945.
Three years later, it became the home of the U.S.
S, a submarine base that served as the main headquarters of the atomic bomb squad.3.
The Long, Long Road to Freedom: The U. S.
S Arizona was the first American carrier to arrive in the Pacific, a trip that changed the course of world history.4.
The Great Train Robbery: In 1901, a train carrying a record-breaking 3,500 passengers and 6,000 horses, which had been hijacked, crashed in a remote region of central Russia, killing 85 people and injuring over 1,000 others.5.
The Little Black Book: This is the story of the Great American Girl, who was born in Harlem, New York, and spent most of her life in the shadow of her parents.6.
The Man Who Knew Too Much: This story tells of a man who was fascinated by the effects of fluoride on the teeth of young children, which lead to a major public health crisis.7.
The Old House of the Black Crow: A 19th-century legend tells of the murder of a Black woman, whose family had been driven from their home by white mobsters.
The crime was committed in a small village in Virginia.8.
The Last Train to San Francisco: The last train to San Franciscos Bay, the train that would be used to bring African Americans from the South to the Northern Territory in 1872.9.
The Battle of the Bamboo Bridge: A battle that pitted the American military against Japanese soldiers, the bridge was named for the bamboo that had been used to make the bridge.10.
The Mystery of the Higgs Boson: An atomic bomb was secretly dropped on the American cities of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.11.
The Red Baron: The story of a German diplomat who was imprisoned for espionage and tortured for information that could help the Allies win World War II.12.
The War of the Diamonds: The United States became the first country to use diamonds in its war against the Soviets.13.
The Boy Who Wouldn’t Go to School: A child from a poor family is sent to a boarding school in California for the sole purpose of becoming an engineer.14.
The Girl Who Loved Horses: The girl who grew up in a trailer park with her mother and sister in Alabama, eventually met the man who would become her hero.15.
The Wild West, the Wild West: A cowboy named Bob was sent to the West Coast by his father, who wanted to get his sons into the saddle and become outlaws.
He never made it as a cowboy.16.
The Badger-Biker War: In 1868, the United States waged a bloody battle with the Mexican government, which left an estimated 12,000 dead.17.
The Wombats of the Arctic: A band of polar bears lives on a frozen lake in the Arctic Ocean.18.
The Golden Gate Bridge: It was the most important building in New York City until it was destroyed in 1911 by a bomb.19.
The Ghost in the West: The Great Depression brought a new wave of immigration into the U