Helena History

Waiting on the train. The passenger train was the life line to the outside world for a small town.

Residents would gather mid-morning and late afternoon to see who would be getting off the L&N No. 2 or 3 and to wait on the incoming mail.

Pictured in this late 1930s snapshot taken at the Helena Depot is Elizabeth Davidson, a descendant of an early Helena family. (Contributed/City of Helena Museum)