27 [Montana] 1867. Ho! FOR THE GOLD MINES! 1867. The Montana and Idaho Transportation Line Will Give Through Bills Lading for Ft. Benton, Virginia City and All Points in the Mining Districts. [St. Louis, 1867] 12mo (5½ x 3¼ inches) trade card, title side printed in blue ink, verso in black ink. Archival tape repair on side edge, approximately ½ inch, else very good.
Rare table of distance card for this steamboat line up the Missouri
River to Fort Benton (approximately 40 points listed between St. Louis and Fort Benton) and stage distances from Fort Benton to
Helena, Blackfoot city, Diamond City, Deer Lodge City, Gallatin,
Virginia City and Bannock City. Includes names of 7 steamships
with departures dates from St. Louis. Steamboat trade cards with tables of distances for the Gold Rush are among the rarest paper artifacts; this one from a private collection, and the first of its kind seen.