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Big Sky Country


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Montana
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A Bison’s Skull Against That Famous Big Sky Country
Joined in 1889, quarter released in 2007
Big Sky Country
   is a nickname for the state of   
Montana
Unofficial nickname. Refers to the state’s wide open spaces. A relatively recent nickname, "Big Sky Country" originated with a 1962 promotion of the Montana State Highway Department. It is a reference to the unobstructed skyline in the state. The name came from a book by Alfred Bertram Guthrie Jr., Big Sky. Mr. Guthrie gave the Highway Department permission to use the name and Montana has been "Big Sky Country" ever since.






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