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5 Fun Facts About August 14 In Montana History

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1. Wildfires: August 14, 2000, saw one of the worst wildfires hit Montana. The disaster damaged millions of trees and destroyed almost 61,000 acres of land. The sudden wildfire left behind a scar that took years to heal.

2. Montana's founder and copper baron Marcus Daly died on August 14, 1900. He was a remarkable figure who had significant contributions to the state of Montana's economic and industrial development.

3. August 14, 2019, saw the five grizzly bears from Montana relocated to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado. The relocation was undertaken after Montana's Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks authorized the sanctuary to receive the bears.

4. On August 14, 1961, the Montana Statehood Day Centennial and Stamp Council organized a centennial celebration to mark Montana's 100th birthday. The program was well-received, with a parade in Montana, historical exhibits, and a stamp release.

5. In 1912, Glacier National Park, located in Montana, was established on August 14. This national park is home to over 25 glaciers, which can be seen throughout the park. It is also a habitat for various animals, including elk, grizzly bears, and mountain goats. In 1976, Glacier National Park became a part of the UNESCO International Biosphere Reserve.
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