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Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Auditor

 
 
The Auditor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. The Auditor Marker
Inscription.  The Auditor was an extraordinary dog who live alone on the Berkley Pit Mine site. From 1986 until his death on November 19, 2003. He was afraid of human contact, so the miners built a dog house, left food and water and treasured him from a distance for almost two decades. The Auditor has become a metaphor for the independent spirit of Butte and for the people who survive the harsh conditions of this old mining town.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. A significant historical date for this entry is November 19, 2003.
 
Location. 46° 0.924′ N, 112° 32.203′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Quartz Street near North Main Street. The monument is located at the entrance to the city archives. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 West Quartz 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. Quartz Street Fire Station (a few steps from this marker); Butte National Historic Landmark District (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte Miner's #1 Union Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Tuttle Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Scott Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Silver Bow County Jail (about 300 feet away); 125 North Main (about 400 feet away); 409 Alaska (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Also see . . .  Legend in his own time, pit dog perishes -- Montana Standard. Former employees said you could feed the foxes and coyotes by hand long before The Auditor would accept a handout. (Submitted on October 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
The Auditor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. The Auditor Marker
The Auditor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
3. The Auditor Marker
The Auditor image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Montana Standard
4. The Auditor
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 30, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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