There were other state nicknames mixed in over the years, but Big Sky Country and the Treasure State must be the most popular because they are the only two I've ever heard used.
And what, you ask, does this have to do with Sunday Stills or Fall Folliage? Well I'll tell you.
Montana's reserves of precious metal may not be what they were in their heyday, but in the fall the Treasure State produces showers of shining glimmering gold.
The Crazy Mountain Range near Big Timber, MT
cottonwood trees along the Yellowstone River
a Golden Eagle with golden cottonwoods in the background and golden grasses below