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December 23, 2016

MONTANA STATE CAPITOL

Helena is Montana’s Capital City and located between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. Montana’s capital owes its name to the town Saint Helena in Minnesota. Helena was born in 1864 when prospectors known as the Four Georgians struck gold on their attempt at a place they called “Last Chance Gulch”, now Helena’s main street. Today, Helena thrives as an educational, commercial, recreational, cultural, and political center for the entire state of Montana.


On a gentle slope surrounded by 10 acres of spacious lawns and other state buildings, Montana's Capitol looks north over the beautiful Prickly Pear Valley. The building is constructed of sandstone and granite in Greek neoclassical architectural style. A statue depicting Liberty sits atop the copper dome. Montana’s Capitol was constructed in two phases - the original structure was completed in 1902 and wings were added in 1911–12.

Street Address: 225 North Roberts Helena, MT 59601


2 comments:

  1. Kolejna kartka z bardzo ciekawą historią, bo jak wiadomo pocztówka to nie tylko ładny obrazek, ale właśnie historia, która się za nią kryje :)

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  2. Przyjemny widok na pocztówce. Kojarzy się z wiosną. Aż chciałoby się usiąść na tym trawniku przed budynkiem i chwilę odpocząć. Bardzo ładny jest ten budynek. No i ma już swoje lata, choć tego po nim nie widać :)

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