With the arrival of the Northern Pacific in 1883, Joseph O’Neill began a taxi service using horse-drawn trolleys like this one. For ten cents, passengers rode brightly painted trolleys between the Northern Pacific Depot, a mile to the northeast, and downtown. Great Falls legislator Charles Bovey and his wife, Sue, were great collectors of Montana’s early treasures and spent a fortune buying, restoring, and replicating buildings in Virginia City and Nevada City, Montana. The Boveys donated the trolley to the people of Helena.
BE MONTANA AWARE
Montana Aware is a statewide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 by promoting safety measures
for those traveling in the state. We are committed to protecting the health of residents and
visitors and ask that you do the same.
Learn more here.
WHAT WE’RE ASKING YOU TO DO
1. Know the local public health guidelines before arriving at your destination
2. Understand some services and destinations may be limited
3. Stay home if you are sick