Helena is the capital city of Montana, and, along with its surrounding areas, the population reaches almost 70,000.
Lewis and Clark crossed the Helena valley about 200 years ago. The town was established in 1864 after "The Four Georgians" struck gold along Last Chance Creek. Helena's main street is called Last Chance Gulch.
Some of Helena's surrounding features include: The Continental Divide, Mount Helena City Park, Spring Meadow Lake State Park, Lake Helena, Helena National Forest, The Big Belt Mountains, The Gates of the Mountains Wilderness, The Missouri River, Canyon Ferry Lake, and the Elkhorn Mountains.