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.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Casino Theater

The Casino Theater stood in the heart of Butte's red-light district when it centered on East Galena. You may recall it from an earlier post, as the workplace of a 1903 murderer. Now, John Little has created an interesting illustrated document focusing on this little-known corner of Butte history. John spins the tales, connecting famous Butte boxer Stanley Ketchell and other characters to a fascinating chapter from the past.

You can find information on purchasing John's 44-page book here.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lost Butte Cover announced

The Owsley Block - built 1888-1891, corner of Park and Main. Burned down, July 28, 1973.

Projected publication date is mid-July.