Helena’s hidden gems: echoes of a gold rush past

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The state capitol. (Image courtesy of Unsplash)

Helena boasts a truly captivating tapestry of history just waiting to be explored. Stroll down Last Chance Gulch, the heart of Helena’s origins. This crooked path, lined with preserved buildings, echoes with the clamor of prospectors during the 1864 gold rush. Victorian mansions like the elegantly restored Governor’s Mansion showcase the great wealth generated by the gold boom. History buffs delve deeper at the Montana Historical Society Museum.  Exhibits unveil the stories of Montana’s indigenous people, the arrival of European settlers, and the gold rush that shaped Helena’s destiny.  Helena’s historic sites offer a captivating journey through a bygone era.

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