Once dubbed the “Treasure State” for its gold and silver deposits, Montana today is largely known for its cattle industry and dryland crop production. Get some more wide-open facts in this episode of Ag States of America.
- Despite being completely landlocked, Missoula, Montana, attracts surfers from far and wide. They come to ride the waves of the gentle Clark Fork River. The man-made waves are right in the heart of downtown.
- According to legend, the largest-ever snowflake was recorded in Forte Keogh, Montana, in the 1800s. It reportedly had a diameter of 15 inches.
- Montana has a triple divide, meaning waters throughout the state flow into the Atlantic Ocean, the Hudson Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
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About the Host
Charlie Berens is a comedian, New York Times Best Selling Author, Emmy-winning journalist, musician and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He currently resides in Milwaukee and is a Wisconsin native who has been featured on Comedy Central, Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS, Variety, MTV News and more. He creates weekly content for his various social platforms and has amassed over 5 million followers.
In 2017, Charlie began hosting his weekly comedic online news show, the Manitowoc Minute. In 2020, he paired up with Horseshoes & Hand Grenades alum Adam Greul to release the music/comedy album, Unthawed. His first book, The Midwest Survival Guide, was released in November of 2021 and immediately became a New York Times Best Seller. Charlie hosts the Cripescast podcast where he interviews musicians, artists, comedians, creators and more to talk about their story and connections to the Midwest.