Helena, Danish, immigration, railroad, Northern Pacific
Eighty years ago, on July 13, 1907, Helena residents picked up their newspaper, the Helena Independent and read these front-page headlines:
"PETER LARSON DIES AT HIS HOME IN HELENA."
"A CALAMITY TO THE WHOLE NORTHWEST."
"The Man Who at the Age of Twenty Was Still a Danish Peasant is Remembered by Thousands for His Benefactions" . . ."Contractor and Master Business Man."
"Peter Larson -- Danish Immigrant Entrepreneur,"
The Bridge: Vol. 11:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol11/iss1/6