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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In Montana History

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1. Montana State University was founded on November 10, 1893. Originally called the Agricultural College of the State of Montana, it was Montana's first land-grant college. Today, it is home to over 16,000 students and offers more than 300 programs.

2. On November 10, 1938, Montana's first television station, KUFM-TV, went on the air in Missoula. It was the first educational television station in Montana and one of the first in the nation.

3. Montana's Glacier National Park was established on November 10, 1910. The park covers over a million acres and includes hundreds of lakes, two mountain ranges, and hundreds of miles of trails. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears, mountain goats, and bighorn sheep.

4. In 1898, on November 10, the Spanish-American War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris. Montana played a role in the war effort, with many young men enlisting in the military and heading off to fight in Cuba and the Philippines.

5. On November 10, 1865, Angus McDonald Jr. was appointed as the first territorial governor of Montana by President Andrew Johnson. McDonald had a long and storied career in Montana politics, serving as governor from 1865 to 1866, and later serving in both houses of the Montana legislature.
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