View Full Version : Who here is from the state of Montana?
12-05-2005, 02:06 PM
My brother is going to Montana for his post doc and will be there for at least 3 years. I don't want him to go because he won't have anyone out there. Plus, I get the feeling that that place is not very diverse. We are Chinese but we pretty much grew up here in the states so we're not FOB's. We're not white washed either so I'm a little bit concerned about the people there. I've never been there so I'm not going to come out and outright say it but it does concern me a bit. Do any of y'all have any experience? By the way he's going to be in the town of Hamilton. How is the weather out there? What kind of activities is there to partake? Any words that can alleviate my concerns or heads up of the bad places to stay away from would greatly be appreciated. Thanks.
12-05-2005, 02:48 PM
I'm not from Montana, but I can google with the best of them...
Only one significant hate group is known to operate in Montana. The Militia of Montana. They are white supremicists but seem to be more politicaly than physicaly active.
There is not much reported activity of hate crimes, but that could be because the population is so low and almost entirely white.
12-05-2005, 04:02 PM
The few people who I've met from Montana have been nice folk (granted, it's a tiny sample of the population), and I hope that extends to the rest of the population.
I too googled, and have found nothing but nice things about Montana, except that it's... empty. If he enjoys hunting and camping, it looks like he'll fit right in.
12-05-2005, 04:20 PM
montana is possibly the most beautiful state in the union other than hawaii or alaska.
i've been there. simply amazing. they call it big sky country for a reason. the horizon is huge. a very large native american population so there's a bunch of ****ty little casinos in every little town.
but i really like the towns because there's not a starbucks, barnes and nobles, applebees, and target on every corner. it's pretty much the only state i've been to where the stores/restaurants can't be found elsewhere. the people dress don't dress like madison avenue tells them they should.
the only bad thing is that it takes a hella long time to get anywhere. it's a huge state.
i'd tell your brother to take the opportunity and run with it. i'm guessing all the little stores and restaurants will be gone soon enough replaced by wal-mart and krispy kremes and kids walking around in abercrombe and **** wearing north face jackets they got for christmas.
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