Archive | May, 2015

Montana’s Mother Lizard

Every state has a variety of symbols that are meant to represent the history and heritage of the state in perpetuity: a state flag, motto, animal, flower, bird, and song.  Yet, there are 7 states that have not adopted a state fossil—lame!  Montana of course, rich in dinosaur bones, is not one of those states.  […]

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West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

Bears, when you get right down to it, are not graceful, noble creatures. Wolves now, wolves lope over the ground with thoroughbred grace. Whenever they stop, they do so with stoic aristocracy, striking poses like Greek statues. Bears shamble. At once bow-legged and pigeon-toed, they amble snuffling through the world, and run like furry bowling […]

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Maximilian of Wied and Karl Bodmer: Instagram like it’s 1833

One of the first tourists to Montana was a man named Maximillian of Wied. Or, if you want to be more specific, Prince Maximillian Alexander Phillip of Wied-Neuwied. Unlike the Lewis and Clark Expedition or the fur trappers that followed, Maximillian did not come to explore or make money, he came simply to look around. […]

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Where Have all the Blog Posts Gone?

It’s been a busy month for Virtual Montana, and you may have noticed the number of blog posts went way down. First, we ran our Montana (March) Madness Bracket, and then, as soon as the madness of March wrapped up, we started promoting the four videos we entered in the Montana Film Office’s Real Montana […]

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