Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 23, 2016

Knowing America through Poetry~Montana~by rldubour


Monday!!!! oil checked gas filled, time to move on (in alpha order) to our next great state:

 

Knowing America through Poetry

MONTANA

The name comes from the Spanish
And the meaning is “mountainous.”
The nickname is the “Treasure State,”
And that vote was unanimous.

The motto is, “Gold and Silver,”
The residents are called Montanans.
Every spring from the Gulf of Mexico
Is the migration of over 10,000 pelicans.

Thomas Simpson moved from Scotland
And grew wheat they called fife.
The state’s animal is the grizzly bear
A reason to fear for someone’s life

The bird is the western meadowlark.
The Ponderosa pine is the state tree
The flower is the bitterroot and the
The agate and the sapphire are the gems to be.

Towns like Comet and Combination,
Pony, Black Pine and Keystone.
These are Montana’s official Ghost towns
Do not visit them alone!

And just south of Billings, Custer and
His men had made their last stand.
One-hundred and ninety-seven men
All in 20 minutes lay dead upon the land.

The first inhabitants was the Plains Indians,
Today there are seven different reservations.
And Yellowstone National Park is the
First National Park in the Nation.

At Freezout Lake over 300,000 snow geese
And 10,000 tundra swans during migration.
North of Missoula is the largest population
Of nesting loons in the nation.

No other place where one can find
The largest migratory Elk herd
And on Egg Mountain near Choteau
Dinosaur eggs were discovered.

Dorothy Baker, Will and George Montgomery
Evel Knievel, Gary Cooper and Alfred Guthrie.
Jeannette Rankin, Myna Loy and Dave McNally
Jerry Kramer, Dirk Benedict and Chet Huntley.

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Statehood, November 8, 1889 the 41st state
Capital is Helena


Responses

  1. Great work! Stumbled across this blog after searching “Dirk Benedict”. 🙂

    • Thank YOU glad you stumbled! meant in a good way!!!:)

      • 🙂


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