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Old 10-06-2017, 05:20 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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What won't you see elsewhere?

Montanans!
You can find Montanans outside of the state. They tend to find each other. I work with a few.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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You can find Montanans outside of the state. They tend to find each other. I work with a few.
I now envision an enclave in the oil patch, with a sign proclaiming "Little Montana".
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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I now envision an enclave in the oil patch, with a sign proclaiming "Little Montana".
You should see the Montana reunion picnic in the Seattle area they have every year.

Montana isn't just a physical location on the map, it's more of an ideal or dream. Those that love the state have it deeply ingrained into their spirit. It never leaves. Even those that lived here and hate it for whatever reason, can't forget it or just leave it as proven over and over by NDak15.

I had to live in some very unsavory places (to my mind) when in the Navy. I'd never go back to New Orleans, San Diego or Seattle by choice, but I don't go to their threads and troll them because once I left, I harbored no hatred for them.
Montana however inspires deep emotional effects of love or hate.

For those that have never lived here, it's a mystical almost otherworldly place they see as a wild Utopia in their mind. It's a dream that may have little in common with reality, but it's how they perceive it. A wild land of severe weather, boundless wildlife, breathtaking beauty and strong independent people that still have morals and values other places have lost. Some if that is true, but we also have few jobs, high priced real estate, and share problems of drugs and crime with the rest of the country.

There's a lot of things that make Montana special, but what Montana has that no place else has are the people who love it and make it far more than just a place to live. Their love converts Montana from just another mundane map coordinate into Home.

You don't have to look for what Montana has that other places don't, because Montana is always with you deep in your bones.
Yeah that's a romantic way to look at it, but it's what makes Montana special. Montanans who make it special and are the real reason it's such a unique place to live. ��
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Old 10-06-2017, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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You don't have to look for what Montana has that other places don't, because Montana is always with you deep in your bones.
When I moved back from SoCal (by way of a year in Boise) -- as I drove across the Montana border for the first time in 28 years, I had that head-to-toe frisson that tells you -- this is right. This is home.

With 20-20 hindsight, I'd have done better to tough it out here, but youth and flyover economics aren't the wisest combination.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:58 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I now envision an enclave in the oil patch, with a sign proclaiming "Little Montana".
I think a lot of those places likely qualify as Little Montana. Once you get west of the Missouri you feel like you're in Eastern Montana as it is.
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You should see the Montana reunion picnic in the Seattle area they have every year.

Montana isn't just a physical location on the map, it's more of an ideal or dream. Those that love the state have it deeply ingrained into their spirit. It never leaves. Even those that lived here and hate it for whatever reason, can't forget it or just leave it as proven over and over by NDak15.

I had to live in some very unsavory places (to my mind) when in the Navy. I'd never go back to New Orleans, San Diego or Seattle by choice, but I don't go to their threads and troll them because once I left, I harbored no hatred for them.
Montana however inspires deep emotional effects of love or hate.

For those that have never lived here, it's a mystical almost otherworldly place they see as a wild Utopia in their mind. It's a dream that may have little in common with reality, but it's how they perceive it. A wild land of severe weather, boundless wildlife, breathtaking beauty and strong independent people that still have morals and values other places have lost. Some if that is true, but we also have few jobs, high priced real estate, and share problems of drugs and crime with the rest of the country.

There's a lot of things that make Montana special, but what Montana has that no place else has are the people who love it and make it far more than just a place to live. Their love converts Montana from just another mundane map coordinate into Home.

You don't have to look for what Montana has that other places don't, because Montana is always with you deep in your bones.
Yeah that's a romantic way to look at it, but it's what makes Montana special. Montanans who make it special and are the real reason it's such a unique place to live. ��
Interesting response. While I rarely agree with you, I do agree that it is impossible to forget it and it has certainly shaped who I am. And Montanans do seem to somehow find each other no matter where they move.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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grizzly bears that enjoy the taste of human flesh,
Alaskan grizzlys prefer salmon
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:19 PM
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The scenery in Montana is nice.....the people is what makes Montana special.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:31 PM
 
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The high likelihood you will hit a deer with your vehicle.
The probability of that is MUCH higher in the southeastern US.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:48 PM
 
Location: WY
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Hey we have man-eating grizzly bears, too. I get a kick out of the concept of
"problem bears". My dream job is driving problem bears around.
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Old 10-07-2017, 12:03 PM
 
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The probability of that is MUCH higher in the southeastern US.
I was thinking of the recent article in Billings Gazette where State Farm insurance reported West Virginia 1st & Montana was 2nd for number of vehicle claims caused by hitting deer. If you live in MT, it would be unusual if you have never hit a deer.
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