Thursday, March 5, 2015

March 5 – On this day in Montana history in 1913 Gov. Sam Stuart signed a bill providing for an Executive Residence for the governor – himself. For $30.000 the state purchased what is now known as the Original Governors’ Mansion in Helena operated as a house museum by the Montana Historical Society. Before the act any place the governor lived was deemed the “governor’s mansion.” They ranged from a log cabin in Virginia City to a Helena duplex apartment.

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