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Delivering the “Bling” for Montana’s Economy

Do gold, silver and sapphires come to mind when you think of Montana?  In the early years of the Treasure State’s history, railroads brought people to the state and provided a way to send precious minerals to distant markets. Legend has it that the Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England. Today, railroads continue to carry the “bling” that supports Montana’s economy – coal, wheat and petroleum.