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

E.B. Craney

 
 
E.B. Craney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
1. E.B. Craney Marker
Inscription.  
Montana Broadcasting Pioneer
E.B. Craney
Established in this Building Shiner's Furniture Company KGIR
Butte's First Radio Station
On the Air January 31, 1929

 
Erected by Greater Montana Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications.
 
Location. 46° 0.781′ N, 112° 32.027′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on East Park Street near North Wyoming Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 79 East Park 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. Kelly Block (here, next to this marker); Imperial Block (a few steps from this marker); Ivanhoe Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Owsley Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Thornton Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Finlen Hotel (about
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400 feet away); Forbis Block (about 400 feet away); Thornton Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Also see . . .  E.B.Craney - The Voice of Montana -- Greater Montana. As the 1920s progressed, stations began broadcasting from across Montana... 13 Stations appeared in more urban areas of the state, including Kalispell, Billings,14 and a city dubbed “The Richest Hill Earth.” Butte, Montana’s hometown station, KGIR, grew to become a part of the state’s first radio network, the Z-Net (pronounced Z-Bar, like a brand), all because of one man—Ed Craney. (Submitted on November 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
E.B. Craney Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 12, 2021
2. E.B. Craney Marker
The marker is between the cars to the left of the entrance.
E.B. Craney image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Montana Broadcaster Hall of Fame
3. E.B. Craney
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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