Helena History

Tipple at Coalmont circa 1908. Thirty-seven years ago an 86-year-old miner named Johnny Minshew, who came to Coalmont in 1914, and remembered the mining town had two mine openings, about 100 houses, a doctor, a barber, a store and a school where people danced on Saturday night and worshipped on Sunday morning. (Contributed/City of Helena Museum)

Tipple at Coalmont circa 1908. Thirty-seven years ago an 86-year-old miner named Johnny Minshew, who came to Coalmont in 1914, and remembered the mining town had two mine openings, about 100 houses, a doctor, a barber, a store and a school where people danced on Saturday night and worshipped on Sunday morning. (Contributed/City of Helena Museum)