Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Northwestern States Montana


Montana became a state in 1889.

1867 "List of Laws passed at the 3d Session of the Montana Legislature," The Montana Post (Virginia City, Montana), January 5, 1867, Page 4. [No copies of the private laws have been found.]
17.  To incorporate the Blackfoot city water company.  December 3, 1866
35.  To incorporate the Helena City water company.  November 30, 1866

1867 An act to provide for the formation of Corporations for certain purposes.  December 13, 1867.

2011 Water Key to Cities' Success Through Montana History

Blackfoot City
Virginia City

1865 1
1865 2 Virginia City
Blackfoot City
Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a company was formed but no evidence has been found that the system was constructed.

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