- Dear Kid,
You remember Bozeman, Montana, right? Of course you do. You watch Big Bang Theory.
It’s a real place. In Montana. You can tell because it’s cold. Always. And near nothing. Ever.
The city was named for John M. Bozeman, who by the tender age of 32 had abandoned his wife and three daughters (back east), founded a city, and been murdered—probably by the husband of a woman he was having an affair with.
Bozeman is now the fourth largest city in Montana. This isn’t saying a lot.
There are a lot of high-tech companies there these days. Sheldon doesn’t work for any of them.
You can purchase Moose Drool beer in Bozeman (it’s made in Missoula—about a 3 hour drive).
There are more cows in Montana than people. But it’s ok, because the cows don’t drink Moose Drool beer. Montana also has a LOT of grizzly bears (the most of any state in the continental US). It’s unclear how the bears feel about Moose Drool.
There are two statues of Sacajawea in the Bozeman area. She didn’t actually pose for either of them.
Yellowstone National Park isn’t far (at least geologically speaking) from Bozeman. When, as, and if the “supervolcano” hits, Bozeman will go up in smoke. Or down in ash. Or something. Anyway it won’t be Bozeman. Then again, we probably won’t be able to breathe all that well in Ohio either.