Oro y Plata

Montana State Motto

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Mountains in Glacier National Park, Montana

Mountains in Glacier National Park, Montana; photo by Dhinal Chheda on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Oro y Plata: Gold and Silver

Montana's state motto is Oro y Plata (Spanish for gold and silver). The mountains of Montana have yielded fortunes in gold and silver since the first substantial deposits were discovered in the mid 1800's.

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Images

Silver ring; photo by Shapeways on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Silver ring

Gold rings; photo by Caucas on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

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Wild Goose Island; Glacier National Park, Montana (public domain image from PDphoto.org).

Wild Goose Island; Glacier National Park, Montana