Blackfoot City: 0052.0004

THE CAPITAL OF MONTANA. – From Cottonwood I journied into Blackfoot City, a distance of thirty miles, and thence to Helena, my present location.  I had expected to find a flourishing little mining town, but was surprised to find a city four or five times larger than Walla Walla and containing a population of perhaps ten times more people, with fine water works through the principal streets and everything in regular ship-shape city style.  There are six or eight wholesale houses here doing business, with a capital of from one to three thousand dollars.  You would be surprised to see the town, and then be told that the first houses were erected last March, but such is the case.  I had always thought that our people were fast, but I assure you that we are nowhere compared to this tender foot population. – Con. W.W. Statesman


0052.0004: Blackfoot City

Newspaper article stating the rapid rise of the major city of Helena Mo. Good description of Helena.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 3, 1866
Pages:  3
Publisher:  Victoria Daily Colonist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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