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Helena In 75 Objects

For 35 years, children have been feeding the koi at the General Mercantile. And now some of those kids are bringing in children of their own to toss food to the fish.

Known to locals fondly as “The Merc,” the coffee shop that houses the koi pond has been a staple in Helena since it opened 43 years ago.

Read more in the Independent Record.