Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
National Historic Landmark
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
Atop the “Richest Hill on Earth,” Walkerville was the birthplace of Butte-Anaconda Mining. It was the site of the district’s first mines, and the focus of its first labor strike.
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Labor Unions • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 46° 1.79′ N, 112° 32.202′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Daly Street west of A Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 West Daly Street, Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butte-Anaconda Historic District (here, next to this marker); Welcome! To the Top of the World (approx. half a mile away); The Con Headframe (approx. half a mile away); The Steward (approx. 0.8 miles away); 611 North Main Street (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Mary's Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Original (Mine) (approx. 0.9 miles away); From The Ashes (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District
Also see . . .
1. Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District. The Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark is a historic district that spans parts of Walkerville, Butte and Anaconda, Montana. It has the most resources of any U.S. National Historic Landmark District. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961, when it focused only on Butte. In 2006, the district was expanded significantly to include parts of Walkerville and Anaconda, as well as the bed of the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railroad. (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Montana Mines. While the first metal mining was for gold and silver, the real mineral wealth of Montana was found it its copper mines around Butte. The advent of electricity caused a soaring demand for copper, which was abundant in the area. The small town soon became one of the most prosperous cities in the country, especially during World War I. Between 1880 and the early 1990s, Butte produced staggering mineral wealth, including nearly 3 million ounces of gold, 709 million ounces of silver, 855 million pounds of lead, 3.7 billion pounds of manganese, 4.9 billion pounds of zinc, and an incredible 20.8 billion pounds of copper. (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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