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Old 10-12-2017, 02:56 PM
 
Location: 406
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Lots of open space, harsh winters, not much culture beyond the land lubbers / farmers / cowboys. Not a brainpower or innovation state.
Pretty much this.

Montana had a lot of potential prior to the 1920s, believe it or not. This state, I think in the minds of many, has a reputation of backwardness that in many ways it doesn't deserve, but it nevertheless has a lot of problems with deep, nearly century-long roots.

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Old 10-12-2017, 03:13 PM
 
Location: 352
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Big, cold wide open-ness, Rockies, and grizzlies.
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Beautiful mountains
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Old 10-12-2017, 03:43 PM
 
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big sky, fishing, mountains, ranches
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Dental floss

1000 cool points to anyone who gets the reference.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Dental floss

1000 cool points to anyone who gets the reference.
I admit I had to look it up. So I don't get the cool point bonus. Damn.

Montana by Frank Zappa Songfacts
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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I was only there once, I think 1966. I remember snow on the ground in July.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:58 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Native American reservations, White people that never seen a minority, Rockies in the west, Big sky in the east, cold open prairies, sparsely populated, moose, wolves, and grizzly bears, and the Scarface movie.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:59 PM
 
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Freedom, is what comes to my mind when thinking of Montana.

Spent a lot of time in Montana.

My age and not getting any younger is the only reason I don't live there now. b/c of winters
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:17 PM
 
Location: 406
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A few minor corrections:

Billings (pop. 110,000) is nearly the same size as Fargo, about half the size of Boise and only about 30% smaller than Sioux Falls; Missoula, on the other hand, is over twice the size of Laramie and Pullman.
I just caught my mistake here (you were aware that Missoula is larger than Pullman and Laramie), and I agree, Missoula is something that's more in tune with Boulder, more or less. Montana even has a Boulder of its own, and still most Montanans will immediately think of a town in CO when they hear the name.

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I admit I had to look it up. So I don't get the cool point bonus. Damn.

Montana by Frank Zappa Songfacts
I had never heard of this, but it's funny. Hemp farmers still face some obstacles in MT...federal regs can conflict with irrigation needs, which is a big deal for any farmer.

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I was only there once, I think 1966. I remember snow on the ground in July.
LOL, now you're talking like a sensationalist local! I don't know of this happening since the late 80s (89', if I'm not mistaken). Even on a bad year, Montana will have three seasons.
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