Can you see the old man in the mountain?......White Sulphur Springs
We spent 5 days at the Glacier Meadows RV Park in East Glacier Park, MT. From this point we toured both East and West Glacier & also took a day and visited Helena, the MT State Capital. Towards the end of our stay we had two couples make a surprise visit to us, the Thrashs and the Murphys.
We drove into Helena one day to check out the Capital. Helena evolved out of a gold mining camp known as Last Chance Gulch that dates back to 1864. When the gold ran
out, the town did not die. Montana became a state in 1889. Construction of the Capital began in 1899 and the dedication was on July 4, 1902 Over the years it was inlarged and then underwent a restoration between 1999-2000. The Capital displays 36 permanent murals that proudly depict the history of the State. Helena is a hilly city with grand old mansions as well as modern structures. Bob and I took the typical tourist ride around town, which was very enjoyable. We toured the original Governor's Mansion built in 1888. It was lived in by 3 prominent local families before being taken over by the State for it's governors in 1913. One unusual feature was that it is not unusual to see deer walking around the yards of these big mansions during day or night. We saw them during out tour. Be sure and check out more pictures on our web site under latest touring pictures.