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Helena Falls. Helena took on a resort air around 1915 when Tom Davidson unveiled his plans to develop his property ...

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This early 1920s photo captured a big snow in Helena.

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Plantation Pipe Line 1952. The first major industry to come to Helena after the devastating 1933 tornado, Plantation Pipeline was ...

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Progress 1950s style. This circa 1958 photograph shows the temporary bridge built to divert traffic across Buck Creek while the new ...

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Helena has had many disasters, mine explosions, floods, but none had the lasting effect as the May 5, 1933 ...

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Helena Methodist Church, 1955. The Methodists organized in Helena in 1876 and constructed their first building in 1882. 

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Gates House. This house built in the 1920s was the home of Johnny and Hattie Gates.

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Buck Creek Bridge, 1913. This structure, built in 1911, was the pride of Helena.

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In this 1947 photograph, siblings Earlene, Maxine and Billy Lawley are hauling water from a nearby spring to ...

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Clifford’s Place. The small corner store at the intersection of Main Street and County Road 52 was the ...

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T.R. "Tom" Nash, left, and Clay Espey pose with their trophy of the day, a tom turkey.

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Ella Flemming Draper (1861-1924). In this circa 1915 photo, Mrs. Draper is probably taking a break from the ...

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A good but unintentional 1940s view of the rear of Helena’s Main Street stores can be observed in ...

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“Have a Tampa.” This January 1947 photo captured Janelle Nunnally in front of Clifford's Place holding what appears ...

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