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Helena began in 1864 as a mining camp with the discovery of gold along Last Chance Gulch (soon to become Helena's main street). In 1875, Helena became the territorial capital of Montana, and in 1894 it outpolled Anaconda in a statewide election to become the permanent state capital. Postcard images captured many of Helena's landmarks and events over the past century, including the magnificent Broadwater Hotel and Natatorium, pre-urban-renewal Main Street, and the ravages of the 1935 earthquake. This book features postcard images of the Helena area, the majority of which have never been published in book or magazine form.
ISBN: 9780738559773
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Montana
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Helena native Tom Mulvaney has collected Montana postcards for decades. He has been a schoolteacher, coach, and sportswriter, and spent 17 years working as a programmer/analyst for the state legislature. From his private collection comes this choice sampling of images from Montana's Queen City. Renowned Helena artist and historian Robert F. (Bob) Morgan contributes an insightful and enthusiastic foreword to complement this amazing collection.
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