Butte in Silver Bow County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
National Historic Landmark
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
Atop the “Richest Hill on Earth,” Walkerville was the birthplace of Butte-Anaconda Mining. It was the site of the district’s first mines, and the focus of its first labor strike.
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United States of America
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United States Department of the Interior
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 46° 1.79′ N, 112° 32.202′ W. Marker is in Butte, Montana, in Silver Bow County. Marker is on West Daly Street west of A Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the Walkerville (Butte) Post Office building, near the northwest corner of the building, facing West Daly Street. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Butte-Anaconda Historic District (here, next to this marker); Welcome! To the Top of the World (approx. half a mile away); The Con Headframe (approx. half a mile away); Thompson Park (approx. 12.2 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District
Also see . . .
1. Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark District. The Butte-Anaconda National Historic Landmark is a historic district that spans parts of Walkerville, Butte and Anaconda, Montana. It has the most resources of any U.S. National Historic Landmark District. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1961, when it focused only on Butte. In 2006, the district was expanded significantly to include parts of Walkerville and Anaconda, as well as the bed of the Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railroad. (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Butte-Anaconda-Walkerville National Register of Historic Places Nomination. Located just west of the Continental Divide, on the northern slope of the Summit Valley in southwestern Montana's Silver Bow County, the town of Walkerville lies adjacent to the city of Butte to the north, atop (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Montana Mines. While the first metal mining was for gold and silver, the real mineral wealth of Montana was found it its copper mines around Butte. The advent of electricity caused a soaring demand for copper, which was abundant in the area. The small town soon became one of the most prosperous cities in the country, especially during World War I. Between 1880 and the early 1990s, Butte produced staggering mineral wealth, including nearly 3 million ounces of gold, 709 million ounces of silver, 855 million pounds of lead, 3.7 billion pounds of manganese, 4.9 billion pounds of zinc, and an incredible 20.8 billion pounds of copper. (Submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 1, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.