A few weeks ago I commented on the new geologic map of Montana. A beautiful work of art.
Strange Maps has a map called Montana: The gorgeous mosaic:
This map, from The New Yorker Magazine, is proof from once again that Easterners know nothing about Montana. The “obsessed environmentalists” are really concentrated around Missoula, in the western part of the state, the militias are mostly in the extreme northwest (though their sympathizers are scattered throughout), and a lot of the “Hollywood pseudo-cowboys in need of privacy, open air, and a full-time staff of forty” are down around Bozeman. My hometown, Billings, is right on the border between “Obsessed environmentalists” and “Obsessed anti-environmentalists.” It is all very interesting; Montana often only makes the news when things happen like the arrest of the Unibomber, a convention of white supremacists, or if Ted Turner buys another 100,000 acres of land.
I’m not sure that Montana has more than its share of “UFO buffs” or “Right-wing religious fanatics,” but I’m sure my misconceptions about New York City (slums, druggies and prostitutes, air pollution, honking taxis, left-wing atheist fanatics, Yankees fans, etc…) are just as bad. Perhaps in reality, not all New Yorkers like the Yankees.
Grace and Peace