31 Reasons You're Proud To Be From Montana

It's the treasure state, yo.

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6. Jewel was so inspired by Missoula that she wrote a song about it, much to the delight of Missoula residents.

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7. Montana Yogo Sapphires might be in the crown jewels of England and may or may not be the gemstone in Kate Middleton's ring. That means you're basically royalty.

Yogo sapphires are only found it Montana and Sri Lanka, so there's a good chance Kate Middleton is rockin' one on her ladyfinger.

9. You're an amazing lover because you learned from the best: the Greater Sage-Grouse, whose mating ritual is HOT AND STEAMY.

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13. Another reason you're brave is because Montana is apparently being terrorized by a wolf-like creature that's probably just a wolf, let's be honest.

17. Nebraska and Georgia were named the first and second worst flags by the North American Vexillological Association, but c'mon. Montana is way worse.

Montana's flag looks like it was made by a child, which it probably was, because Montana is gracious and loving to all people, young and old.

18. Montana's motto, "Oro y plata," is Spanish for "gold and silver" and was chosen because of Montana's abundant mineral wealth.

20. Prior to 1999, Montana had no speed limit because its residents just couldn't be tamed.

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Before an official speed limit was implemented, the law stated, "A person shall drive the vehicle at a rate of speed no greater than is reasonable and proper under the conditions existing at the point of operation." Ok, sure. Whatever that means. Vroom vroom.

21. The state was all about meth way before Breaking Bad made it a hot topic. The non-profit organization Montana Meth Project has been credited with significant declines in Meth use since launching in 2005.

22. The greatest dog romance movie of all time Beethoven's 2nd was shot in Montana.

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28. Frank Zappa wrote a song about Montana and it was suitably weird.

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29. So did John Denver and Emmylou Harris.

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31. And Montana's official state song is just so charming, there's even a lyric about "yippin' coyotes." MONTANAAAAAAA, MONTANAAA, MY HOME...

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