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On May 11, 1910, Glacier National Park was established in Montana

May 11, 2023

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On May 11, 1910, Glacier National Park was established in Montana. As its name suggests, Glacier is one of the northernmost parks in the continental U.S. and contains roughly 25 glaciers.  Aside from its glaciers, visitors to the park enjoy beautiful mountain views, Lake McDonald and its multicolored rocks, and local wildlife, including hardy, sure-footed mountain goats.

Did you know? Glaciers have been in the area as early as 6,500 years ago, reaching their maximum size at the end of the Little Ice Age in the 1850s. The region was known as Ya·qawiswit̓xuki, by the native Kootenai, which translates to “place where there is much ice.”

View of Glacier Park or Sunset on Peak, Albert Bierstadt

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Communications and Design Officer


May 11, 2023
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