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Welcome To Montana
Montana received its name from the spanish word for mountain. To those who live here it is known as Big Sky Country and the Last Best Place. It's the 4th largest state, but has a population density that ranks 48th and needless to say, it is a land with lots of room to roam. The eastern part of the state contains sprawling plains and low-ranging hills and meadows. The western portion of the state is riddled with the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains and other amazing ranges. From 'coast to coast', this great state has much to offer within it's diverse landscape.
For Thousands of years the territory that would become Montana was home to indigenous peoples. The Crow, Blackfeet, Pend d'Oreille, just to name a few. The first settlement of immigrants from the east coast settled in St. Mary's which is near where Stevensville is located today. That was in 1841. By 1847 other settlements where cropping up to support the fur trade, mining and railroad that were pushing from the east coast to the west propelled by a deluge of new settlers. Gold strikes around the state and the copper mines of Butte, put the Montana territory on the map and brought wealth and hope to the region. It became a the 41st state in 1889.
If you can think of a type of climate and landscape, Montana most likely has it. Forests range over nearly 25 percent of the state, filled with spruce, aspen, ash, hemlock, lodgepole pine and many others. Within these forests you can find black bears, grizzly bears, mountain lions and numerous smaller animals. The eastern plains of the state are home to numerous native flowers as well as antelope, deer, elk and buffalo, not to mention gray wolfs. The mountains of the west are filled with an array of animals including bighorn sheep. And, in the blue ribbon trout streams and alpine lakes you'll get a chance to catch rainbow trout, brooke trout as well as bass. You can even find a patch of rainforest in the far northwest corner.
Modern western culture is as varied as the landscape. In the smaller towns and out-of-the-way areas you can find the cowboy culture going strong. Warm, friendly and hardworking are the hallmarks of the small town culture with a good dose of carefree fun. Mosey into some of the small towns that dot the Montana landscape and you'll find a welcoming environment.
In some of the larger towns in Montana, like Bozeman, Missoula and Helena, you'l find a culture that is no less welcoming, but a lot more diverse. With colleges seated within, Missoula and Bozeman offer a hodgepodge of personalities and cultures to absorb. Not unlike other large towns around the United States, these cities offer a plethora of activities from art galleries and the symphony to rodeos and raves. Plenty of places for you to find your niche.
In Montana, you can find yourself a new ranch to work, using the same prairies and open spaces used by the cattle barons of yesteryear. Or, you can find a piece of waterfront property on the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi, or on a smaller body of water or river tucked away in the woods. Maybe you're looking for farm land in one of the many areas with good climates for growing crops. Or perhaps you are looking for recreational property to hunt, camp or hike. Montana has it all, but finding it can be daunting.
That's where the agents at Clearwater Montana Properties come in to help. With agents in 21 locations all over the state of Montana, they have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate your many choices. They can aid you in discovering new territories and let you experience all that Montana has to offer in order to help you find your dream property.