Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
The Original (Mine)
1878 - 1976
Mine Deaths - 43
Butte's First Copper Mine Site
Erected by Montana's Copperway.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources.
Location. 46° 1.01′ N, 112° 32.176′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Gagnon Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 434 North Main 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. From The Ashes (a few steps from this marker); St. Mary's Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Butte Miner's #1 Union Hall (about 400 feet away); Butte National Historic Landmark District (about 400 feet away); 611 North Main Street (about 400 feet away); Duggan Residence (about 400 feet away); 409 Alaska (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
Also see . . . The Mining History of Butte and Anaconda -- Mining History Association. Butte, Montana was once known world-wide as The Richest Hill on Earth. A combination of geologic circumstances produced a mineral wealth that made hundreds of men rich and, more importantly, gave high-paying jobs and opportunities to thousands and thousands of immigrants from much of the rest of the world. An oft-told story is of emigrants being told, “Don’t stop in America, go straight to Butte!” (Submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 687 times since then and 426 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.