Friday, April 13, 2012

Road Trip to Havre, Montana

We drove a short trip today to the edge of Montana. I wanted to see the ‘Havre Beneath the Streets’. Also, this makes a short trip to the Canadian boarder and to Kindersley, Sk our next stop.

Road trip photos with the Missouri River in some of the photos.


Havre Beneath the Streets

from the website:

‘The flourishing business community in Havre got its start in the community's early days. Many of the businesses were located in what we, today, might call an underground mall. We invite you to step back in time with us, as much as 100 years ago, into the Sporting Eagle Saloon, a turn-of-the-century honky-tonk where cowboys gambled, kicked up their heels and drank good old-fashioned frontier rot-gut. Join us as we saunter along the streets beneath Havre and see an opium den (one of three known to have existed in the early days),  Chinese laundry, an ethnic restaurant, and of course, a bordello. See all of this and more and hear why the underground exists on the "Havre Beneath The Streets" historical tour.’

We took the 2:30 PM tour which first start in the Railway Museum.


Then we walked the streets above the underground shopping district to the entrance.

The first thing we say was the glass inlay in the cement above provided light underground.



Auto repair via a lift near the stairs we descended.


A portable dentist outfit. Everything you needed fit into this box.


Telephone exchange.


The original bar




Rooms for the soiled doves.


The boss lady.



Opium Den


Bakeries, beet markets, soda fountains all are down here.


Even an old pharmacy.


This was my favorite type of museum. Dusty stuff you can get very close to.

This is worth the trip. After seeing this I have to see below the streets in Moose Jaw, Sk.

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