When people find out you're from Montana, what's the first thing they bring up?  Yogo Sapphires, Yellowstone, or maybe the fact that even larger cities still have a small town feel?

Lots of reason to be proud to live in -- or be from-- Montana.

Here are 10 Reasons Why People In Montana Should Be Proud of Their State, according to Onlyinyourstate.com  Did this article miss anything?  I agree with it, but as a newcomer, if they left something out, fill me in.

  • 1

    Yogo Sapphires

    Watch them mine for yogo sapphires in Phillipsburg.

  • 2

    Yellowstone National Park

    Yes, we share the park with Idaho and Wyoming.  But it was the first national park to open in the world.

  • 3

    Norman Holter

    Norman Holter from Helena was the inventor of the heart rate monitor.  Now it's an app that you can put on your phone.

  • 4

    Beatuiful Wildlife

    The video below is from the National Bison Ranch near Missoula.

  • 5

    Well Known Celebrities Born Here

    Evel Knievel was born in Montana but Dana Carvey has to be my favorite.

  • 6

    Glacier National Park

    Glacier Park encompasses over a million acres,  over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals.

  • 7

    Montana's Legends

    Have you heard the story about Garnet Montana?  Is it haunted?

  • 8

    Quality Of Life

    Montana is where people go to retire, enjoy the outdoors or escape the chaos of city life.

  • 9

    Montana Breweries

    We are so lucky to live in a place where they know how to make great beer.  We have more breweries here than in a lot of other states.

  • 10

    Small town vibe even in the city

    People are genuinely nice here.  Being from a larger city, it was sort of freaky at first but I love it.  Good people here