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What type of day are you looking to have? What type of scene are you interested in? What sounds like a stimulating way to spend a couple of hours? It really doesn’t matter—whether you’re an appreciator of fine wine and high art, or a beer-loving pool enthusiast, there are good times to be had in Helena. So book a stay, and let yourself explore a town that truly has new surprises on every street. There’s room for every type of interest under a sky this big—which means Helena’s got something just for you.

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46.5891° N, 112.0391° W
Walking Tour: Historic Last Chance Gulch

This information is used with permission from Ellen Baumler. Her book entitled “Historic Helena Walking Tours” provides a great insight into Helena’s amazing history. The book can be purchased at the Montana Historical Society and many downtown shops.

“A group of miners out of provisions and down on their luck took one last chance as they swung through this gulch on July 14, 1864. They found “color,” and soon miners trickled in, a few at a time, panning, sluicing, and hastily building shelters on their claims. The discovery men became known as the Four Georgians for reasons the community soon forgot. Historians speculate that since one of the miners was from Georgia, where gold was mined before discoveries in the West, they were probably practicing a Georgian method of placer mining.”

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