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Helena (Mont.)


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    • us: Crabtown (Mont.)
    • us: Hopkinsville (Mont.)
    • us: Last Chance Gulch (Mont.)
    • us: Last Chance (Mont.)
    • us: Горад Хелена (Mont.)
    • us: Horad Khelena (Mont.)
    • us: Хелена (Mont.)
    • us: Khelena (Mont.)
    • us: Χέλενα (Mont.)
    • us: Chelena (Mont.)
    • us: 헬레나 (Mont.)
    • us: Hellena (Mont.)
    • us: הלנה (Mont.)
    • us: Helenah (Mont.)
    • us: Хэлена (Mont.)
    • us: Helenopolis (Mont.)
    • us: Helina (Mont.)
    • us: ヘレナ (Mont.)
    • us: Herena (Mont.)
    • us: Гелена (Mont.)
    • us: 赫勒拿 (Mont.)
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    • Helena, Mont
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    • found: GNIS, Jan. 4., 2002 (Helena (county seat ; state capital), populated place, Capital of State of Montana, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, Variant Names: Crabtown, Hopkinsville, Last Chance Gulch; 46°35ʹ34ʺN 112°02ʹ07ʺW)
    • found: Montana the land and people, 1930: p. 179 (Last Chance Gulch (Helena))
    • found: Ghost towns of Montana, 1974: p. 49-50 (Helena: where gold still lies upon and below Last Chance Gulch; Named Last Chance Gulch; The miners decided they must come up with a name for the town, decided on Helena; Helena's main street was built along Last Chance Gulch)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 29, 2014 (Helena, Montana; capital city of Montana and the county seat of Lewis and Clark County; founded October 30, 1864; 46.595805°N 112.027031°W; 46°35ʹ44.9ʺN 112°1ʹ37.31ʺW; The original camp was named "Last Chance"; On October 30, 1864, a group of at least seven self-appointed men met to name the town, authorize the layout of the streets, and elect commissioners. The first suggestion was "Tomah," a word the committee thought had connections to the local Indian people. Other nominations included Pumpkinville and Squashtown (as the meeting was held the day before Halloween). Other suggestions were to name the community after various Minnesota towns, such as Winona and Rochester, where many migrants had come from. Finally, a Scotsman named John Summerville proposed Helena, which he pronounced in honor of Helena Township, Scott County, Minnesota. This immediately caused an uproar from the former Confederates in the room, who insisted upon the pronunciation after Helena, Arkansas, a town on the Mississippi River. While the name "Helena" won, the pronunciation varied until approximately 1882 when the [Arkansas] pronunciation became dominant and has remained so to the present.)
    • found: Wikipedia, June 29, 2014: Belarusian page (Горад Хелена = Horad Khelena; Хелена = Khelena) Bulgarian page (Хелена = Khelena) Greek page (Χέλενα = Chelena) Korean page (헬레나 = Hellena) Hebrew page (הלנה = Helenah) Kazakh page (Хэлена = Khėlena) Latin page (Helenopolis) Latvian page (Helina) Japanese page (ヘレナ = Herena) Ukrainian page (Гелена = Helena) Chinese page (赫勒拿 = Helena)
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    • 1980-03-13: new
    • 2014-07-17: revised
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