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

Meaderville

 
 
Meaderville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
1. Meaderville Marker
Inscription.  Butte's reputation of being boisterous, boastful and rough was built on the stories and lives of the earliest mining prospectors who found gold on the Silver Bow Creek. Butte grew to be known as "The Richest Hill on Earth." "The Mile High City," "A Wide Open Town." Booze, women and gambling were common activities in the area and Meaderville was the host. Located in the county rather than the city, saloons kept the bar open and the tables set twenty-four hours a day. Men worked hard underground and played hard above ground and the best fun was in Meaderville, named for Charles T. Meader a miner who arrived in the late 1870's. He was an innovative mining man who settled in the small suburb of Butte. The area soon became home to the Italian immigrants who brought their skill in the kitchen to the small camp. Mining technology changes saw the town disappear when open pit mining began in the 1950s'. To this day Meaderville lives in the hearts of the Italian community.
 
Erected by Montana Department of Transportation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers
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Location. 45° 59.463′ N, 112° 28.511′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on Interstate 15 near Interstate 90, on the right when traveling south. The marker is located at a pullout/overview on southbound Interstate 15. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Butte MT 59701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Boulder Batholith and the Richest Hill on Earth (a few steps from this marker); Butte (a few steps from this marker); Mining The Berkeley Pit 1955-1982 (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Berkeley Pit: The Water Returns (approx. 2˝ miles away); The Berkeley Pit Threatens the Water (approx. 2˝ miles away); Butte Mining Through the Years (approx. 2˝ miles away); St. Joseph's Catholic Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); James Naughten Residence (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Butte.
 
Meaderville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, July 14, 2021
2. Meaderville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 890 times since then and 171 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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Apr. 14, 2024