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Discovering and Moving to Montana

Moving to Montana

History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Montana

The close-knit communities of Montana, sensational landscape, and abundance of recreational opportunities have made the state a big magnet for people thinking of relocating. As the fourth biggest state in the nation in size of area, there is no lack of superb places for you to select from. To benefit from of everything this incredible state offers, think about relocating to one of Montana's fastest growing cities

First explored for France by François and Louis-Joseph Verendrye in the early 1740s, much of the region was acquired by the U.S. from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Before western Montana was obtained from Great Britain in the Oregon Treaty of 1846, American trading posts and forts had been established in the territory.

The major Indian Wars (1867–1877) included the famous 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, better known as “Custer's Last Stand,” in which Cheyenne and Sioux defeated George A. Custer and more than 200 of his men in southeast Montana.

Much of Montana's early history was concerned with mining, with copper, lead, zinc, silver, coal, and oil as principal products. Butte is the center of the area that once supplied half of the U.S. copper.

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    Montana Colleges. The Montana University System (MUS) was launched on July 1, 1994, when the Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education restructured state colleges and universities Universities, with the aim of streamlining state higher education in the wake of declining state funding. It has sixteen campuses divided among the two states University Systems and Community Colleges.

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    Transportation
    Montana Airports. There are 123 airports in Montana for the public to use. The airports in Montana receive many tourists, as the state is also known as the, "Land of the Shining mountains". The airports in Montana provide friendly assistance to travelers to make their journey pleasant.

    The international airports in Montana are the Great Falls International Airport at Great Falls, the Glacier Park International Airport at Kalispell and the Missoula International Airport at Missoula. The other international airports in Missouri are general aviation airports. They are the Glasgow International Airport at Glasgow, the Whetstone International Airport at Port of Del Bonita and the Ross International Airport at Sweetgrass.

    The Missoula International Airport is among the more efficient airports of Montana. The terminal in this airport has a restaurant, a bar and it also has a conference room to hold business meetings in. The airlines that serve this airport are Northwest Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bigsky Airlines and Horizon Air.

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