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What was the original name of Helena Montana?

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2016-02-22 01:21:43

The original miners initially named the small town

Crabtown for one of them.

In the voting for final official name Tomah, Pumpkinville,

Squashtown, Winona, and Rochester were all proposed before

Helena.

The creek and surrounding area where gold was first found

(slightly south of the town proper) is named Last Chance Gulch, but

this has never been the name of the town.


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