Artists rendition of Helena in its first year
Helena Crew Fast the First Year - ' - .www-. v.r.; -'"" (Stats Historical Library Photo) 1 The above is an artist's painting of Helena In Its first year. The expansion from a gold strike, July 14, 1804, to this teeming camp of business establishments and miners' cabins can be noted in the picture. The long street at the right is Bridge (now State) and the shorter one near by is Wood. The ground of the discovery claim is well covered with false-front stores and cabins in the central foreground of the picture.