arrival of the railroad in 1883, most of the people and freight
arrving in Helena came via three main routes:
steamboat from the east up the Missouri River to Fort Benton,
Montana, then overland via a toll road through Prickly Pear
(Wolf Creek) Canyon.
from the south via the Montana Trail from Corinne, Utah.
via the Carroll
Trail, which began at a Missouri River landing in present-day
Fergus County, east of Fort Benton.