Free Shipping On All Orders

5 Fun Facts About February 7 In Montana History

---Learn Every Day: MT Today In History Facts Texted Each Day - Text: history mt To: 618-270-4005---

1. On February 7, 1870, the first railroad in Montana was completed. The Northern Pacific Railroad connected eastern and western Montana, making travel and commerce much easier.

2. February 7, 1899 marked the opening of the first Carnegie Library in Montana. This library was built in Helena with funding from philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and still stands today as a historic landmark.

3. In 1942, on February 7, the 164th Infantry Regiment of the Montana National Guard, known as the "Galloping Geese," left for combat in World War II. The regiment served in the Pacific theater and earned numerous awards for their bravery.

4. On February 7, 1960, Montana's first constitution was signed into law by Governor J. Hugo Aronson. This was the result of years of work by the Montana Constitutional Convention, and the document remains the basis for the state's government.

5. In 1974, on February 7, the University of Montana in Missoula hosted a groundbreaking concert featuring the Grateful Dead. The show, which was recorded and released as part of the band's "Dick's Picks" series, is still considered a legendary moment in Montana music history.
  • Tags: MT

Older Post Newer Post

Added to cart!
Free Shipping on Every Order | Unconditional Lifetime Warranty | Purchase Orders Accepted | Family Owned and Operated Free Priority Shipping On All USA Orders You Have Qualified for Free Shipping Spend $x to Unlock Free Shipping You Have Achieved Free Shipping Fee Free Financing Available - Pay Just 25% Today - Just Choose Installment Pay At Checkout Free Shipping On All Orders You Have Achieved Free Shipping Free shipping when you order over XX ou Have Qualified for Free Shipping