Lost Butte, Montana, a book by Richard I. Gibson, is in stores and museum gift shops around Butte. Or order from the publisher. It's also in E-book formats at all the usual places. And read an interview with Gibson, here, and on KXLF here. The Facebook page has many historic photos of Butte, and the Butte-Anaconda NHLD project showcases many historic buildings. Location-oriented posts can be found on HistoryPin. On Mondays beginning in January 2016, look for Gibson's "Mining City History" column in the Montana Standard.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Eureka Beer

Public domain image (Freeman, A Brief History of Butte, 1900), scan by Butte Public Library
I've been working on a map of historic breweries in Butte, for our own Quarry Brewing. Found a great advertising line from the Butte Brewery, which stood on North Wyoming Street where the Motel 6 (Capri Motel) is today. In 1917, when Montana's prohibition law had been passed but was not yet in force, they promoted their Eureka Beer as "Liquid food for temperate people."


  1. Germans call Bier "flussiges Brot"

  2. Dick, heard of "Beer Straight Gulch" in or near Walkerville? - Pat

  3. Is it a euphemism for the Walkerville end of Beef Straight Gulch, up by the Ryan Mine? Or does it just refer to Daly Street? :)