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

Push Saloon/Silver Dollar Saloon

Butte National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Push Saloon/Silver Dollar Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
1. Push Saloon/Silver Dollar Saloon Marker
Inscription.  Butte saloons bragged of their diversity, specialization, and peculiarities. Frenchmen drank white whiskey at the Canadian, and the Scotch were entertained by bagpipes at McGregor’s. Swedes patronized the Scandia Hall and blacks the Silver Tip. Engineers frequented Jerry Clifford’s saloon, “high class miners” the Southern, and theater-goers the Orpheum. In addition, the nearby red light district (commonly called the “twilight zone”) boasted “very, very naughty saloons.” When the Push Saloon opened in this building in 1894 it was one of Butte’s 165 saloons. A four block walk up Main Street offered a choice of 35 similar establishments. During Prohibition owners sold “soft drinks and cigars” here, and later the Midget Creamery at this location accepted shipments from distant Virgelle, Montana—a place too accessible to the border and “bootleg” not to raise eyebrows. The Silver Dollar, established after Prohibition in 1934, is today a working link to this colorful and distinctive heritage.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
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Location. 46° 0.684′ N, 112° 32.132′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on South Main Street near West Mercury Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 133-135 South 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. 125-134 South Main (a few steps from this marker); Pekin Noodle Parlor (within shouting distance of this marker); Wah Chong Tai Company Building and Mai Wah Noodle Parlors (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte Daily Post Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Butte Tin Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pleasant Alley and the Copper Block (about 400 feet away); Pleasant Alley (about 400 feet away); Dumas Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Push Saloon/Silver Dollar Saloon and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 13, 2021
2. Push Saloon/Silver Dollar Saloon and Marker
The marker is at the right corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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