Helena, Montana (Postcard History Series)

Helena, Montana (Postcard History Series)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738559773
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/26/2008
Series: Postcard History Series
Pages: 127
Product dimensions: 9.26(w) x 6.46(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 8

1 Advertising and Business 11

2 Buildings Long Gone 29

3 Disasters 39

4 Education 49

5 Main Street (Last Chance Gulch) 57

6 Personalities 69

7 Religion 79

8 Transportation 85

9 Miscellaneous Views 91

10 Views of the Surrounding Area 109

Bibliography 127

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