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5 Fun Facts About April 29 In Montana History

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1. In 1930, the state of Montana celebrated its 50th anniversary of statehood on April 29. The anniversary was marked with parades, speeches, and other festivities across the state.

2. On April 29, 1903, the historic Anaconda Copper Company was incorporated in Montana. The company played a major role in the state's mining industry and became one of the largest producers of copper in the world.

3. In 1967, a powerful earthquake struck western Montana on April 29, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale. The quake caused landslides, damage to buildings, and small tsunamis on several lakes in the area.

4. On April 29, 1975, the Montana House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring the state's support for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Montana was one of the few states in the country to support the amendment, which sought to end discrimination on the basis of gender.

5. In 1934, the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana was opened to homesteading on April 29. This led to the settlement of thousands of non-native families and the displacement of many Native American families who had lived on the reservation for generations.
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