Trivia Night: Here’s a Fresh Pile of Weird Montana Facts
If you need some dinner table Montana themed trivia for your next gathering, we've got you covered. (Socially distanced, of course.)
Keeps in mind these are pretty random, so you can pick and choose what might be appropriate for your mini, casual trivia night. Here's your random list of Montana facts:
- Per year (on average), Bozeman, MT receives 17 inches of rain.
- Per year (on average), Bozeman, MT receives 63 inches of snow.
- The elevation at the peak of Lone Mountain in Big Sky is 11,166 feet.
- The HIGHEST point in Montana is Granite Peak at 12,807.
- (The Beartooth Mountains contain the top 41 highest points in Montana!)
- As of this writting, Montana's minimum wage is $8.50 per hour. This will rise to $8.75 per hour in 2021.
- Dennis Washington is currently the richest person in Montana with an estimated net worth of nearly $7 billion.
- The Crown Jewels of England include Yogo Saphire from Montana. (Apparently no other gems from North America are included in the Jewels.)
- The world famous extreme skier, Scot Schmidt, was born in Helena, MT.
- Ismay, MT is the smallest town in Montana. Population is currently 19.
- Billings, MT is still the largest city in Montana with a current population of approximately 104,000.
- The "Marlboro Ranch" is actually called the Crazy Mountain Ranch. It's a real, working ranch that is approximately 18,000 acres near Clyde Park.
- There's only ONE military base in Montana, but it's an important one. Malmstrom Airforce Base outside of Great Falls, MT. (It's technically in Cascade, MT.) That base, along with only a couple others, is in charge of our nation's ICBMs.
- The smallest carnivore in North America, the Least Weasel, lives in Montana.