Helena History

Jasper Roy. In 1915 railroads crisscrossed the state while the new-fangled airplane pierced the sky and the will-to-do toured the countryside in modern automobiles.

Despite these revolutionary changes in transportation, the horse was still important.

Justice of the Peace Jasper Roy (1872-1929) lived just north of Helena on a large farm, where the Bearden dairy would later be. (Contributed/City of Helena Museum)