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A territorial newspaper from Montana...



Item # 200555 THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, 1878  A nice territorial newspaper eleven years before Montana would become a state. Helena was founded at the discovery of gold in a gulch off the Prickly Pear valley in 1864. Thoughts for a town name included Tomah, Pumpkinville and Squashtown but ultimately was named Helena for a town in Minnesota or Arkansas, with Yankee & Confederate sympathies expressed accordingly. The city's main street is named "Last Chance Gulch" & lies close to the winding patch of the original gulch through the historic downtown district.
This 4 page newspaper has news and ads of the day and is in very nice condition.

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Category: The Old West

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