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Old 08-30-2017, 06:35 PM
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What are the peoples opinion on Helena?
Old 08-30-2017, 07:10 PM
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Joe Montana was a great qb, not sure about his sister Helena
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Not trying to thread jack here...

I liked Helena Mt when I peddled thru 2012, I rode a bicycle a big j-hook pattern from salt lake, to glacier natl park then to Blaine Washington then down to Mexico one summer. Sun road in glacier was opening late that year, I needed to burn off some time so I went that way to see Lincoln mt and unabombers world as he lived it there.

Very friendly people that part of the world, when I'd get low on water out there I just knock on nearest door asking for water, they'd usually wanna feed me and hear my story about bicycle trip. Same thing as far as camping at nite,..

Helena is where unabomber would catch greyhound bus to travel to where he'd do his work. He'd get a ride over Stemple Pass Rd via the mail/local courier driver so says the old lady who owns/runs store in wilborn MT/bottom of Stemple Pass Helena side.

Teds land is/cabin was on Lincoln side Stemple Pass Rd and the roads evolution from trail to pass rd happened while ted was in seclusion up there (he had almost no neighbors when he moved there, now there's 30+ houses in the 5square mile area, lots are 2-5 acre lots)

He came to Lincoln after leaving society, after he quit the rubber factory in Chicago his brother was a supervisor at shortly after his resignation as asst mathematics professor at cal state bezerekly at age 28.

Eventually when they started damming the creek on Stemple Pass Rd & making bridges on the creek they destroyed Teds fave soaking spots in the creek.
This is what motivated Ted to start attacking industrial society, first was simple sabotaging local construction efforts on Stemple Pass Rd in his backyard, then he overthought it and 20yr FBI most expensive manhunt ever and they found a over educated starving 140lb guy living off squirrels & less than $1K year LOL!

Librarian in Lincoln, now an approaching golden yrs old lady, 20+yrs ago used to be teds Pinochle buddy, she's another local native in disbelief Ted is/was the unabomber...the old lady at wilborn my store talks about ted like he's respected trusted local...it's amazing how revered and respected "the hermit" is/was up there...

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Looked at that area..but bought in Northern Idaho.


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Amazing country. Lived in Missoula for 3 years. Would prefer around Helena. All the big game of the state. Close to all the bird hunting options. Lots of fishing. Gets the snow, but not all the gray that Missoula gets. Gets the blue skies without the crazy winds and low temps of the rest of eastern MT. Doesn't have all the college type liberals of Missoula either.
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Who the hell is that?...
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I was out in Glacier NP last year... Drove close to Helena on the way back to Bozeman - but never made it to town ..

Area is amazing ... but not many people around ...
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My opinion, it's too damn far from the ocean!
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Originally Posted by tat2 View Post
My opinion, it's too damn far from the ocean!
yep... but they have some amazing lakes and rivers - good fishing
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Are you looking to move there or visit? My dad has property about halfway between there and Lincoln,just passed Stemple Pass. He's owned it since '92. I didn't get to go out there for 20 yrs and it was crazy to me to see big box stores when I went back for the first time in '15. The town is still small but they have several breweries now and there is minor league baseball. Not a whole lot going on in the city. If you are looking to fish and hunt then its a great place. Would I live there? Hell no! I'm good after spending a week at our cabin. My dad thought about retiring out there, but he has the same sentiment. Its a nice change of pace every now and then, but its not home. Beautiful country though and I'm super excited to finally go on my first hunt out there this fall.
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Nice place! My sister lives there and I've been out a few times. A lot of good fishing and hunting in the general area. Did a few back country Elk hunts and stayed in Lincoln/Ovando as well. Great Jerky store (High Country) in Lincoln.
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Originally Posted by rusbob View Post
Joe Montana was a great qb, not sure about his sister Helena
Had a great tight end
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Originally Posted by rusbob View Post
Joe Montana was a great qb, not sure about his sister Helena
She had a great tight end
Old 08-31-2017, 09:56 AM
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My in-laws lived in Helena for 20 years (they just moved to Big Sky a couple of years ago). I've spent a fair amount of time in Helena. What do you want to know?
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Well. It looks like my present position is a dead end and an upgraded position is opening up out there. Just trying to get some personal feedback on the area.

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