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The front wall of the Headquarters Building on South Main Street in Helena, Montana, fell into the middle of the street during the main shock, killing one man.

1935 Helena, Montana earthquake series: magnitude 6 1/4





Bryant school in Helena, Montana, suffered increasing damage in the series of 1935 earthquakes which began October 12th. This photo shows the school after the main shock on Oct. 18th. Note that the fractures follow the mortar joints. Most of the remaining portion of the wall shown fell during the Oct. 31st aftershock (see next photo.)

1935 Helena, Montana earthquake series: magnitude 6 1/4





Bryant Elementary School was further damaged in the October 31st aftershock. Until reconstruction was completed, its 276 students attended school in the basement of Central school.

1935 Helena, Montana earthquake series: magnitude 6 1/4





Intermountain Union College's Mills Hall. The October 18th earthquake caused $20,000 (1935 dollars) in damage to several buildings on this college campus (located on site of present-day Capital Hill Mall). Most of the damage was repaired, and school resumed on October 29th. The aftershock on the 31st rendered the buildings uninhabitable. Soon after, the college was moved to Great Falls, Montana, and never reopened its doors in Helena.

1935 Helena, Montana earthquake series: magnitude 6 1/4





Walker's Garage in Helena, Montana.

1935 Helena, Montana earthquake series: magnitude 6 1/4


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