West Yellowstone, Montana
So far we’ve stayed in Homer in seven states: Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. By the end of the year, we plan to add two more: Utah and Arizona.
It has been interesting to see how different each of the states are in how and what they communicate.
What is our state about?
Each state has their own motto, nickname, and seal:
Arizona: Ditat deus (God enriches-Latin) * The Grand Canyon State
Idaho: Esto perpetual (Let it be perpetual perpetual-Latin) * The Gem State
Montana: Oro y plata (Gold and silver-Latin) * The Treasure State
North Dakota: Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable / Strength from the soil * The Peace Garden State
Oregon: The Union and Alis volat propriis (She flies with her own wings-Latin) * The Beaver State
South Dakota: Under God the people rule * Mount Rushmore State
Utah: Industry * The Beehive State
Washington: Al-ki (By and by-Chinook) * The Evergreen State
Wyoming: Equal rights * The Equality or Cowboy State
My personal favorites?
Motto: Oregon — She flies with her own wings.
Nickname: Montana — The Treasure State
How Can We Make Drivers Pay Attention?
Some states indicate automobile fatalities with a special sign. Here are Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming signs: