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.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Dick. If you know anyone who's interesting in developing a historical theme into a historical booklet, I'm offering to teach a ten-week course in historical booklet production (from research thru publication and marketing) using the Adult Community Education venue on Monday nights (course to be taught at Highlands College (formerly C.O.T.), 6-9 pm, starting September 17. For seniors like us, the enrollment fee of $10 ($55 for "regulars") seems like something of a bargain when you consider that small group interaction, not to mention my own experience putting together the Butte Casino booklet, might be a highly rewarding experience.

    Anyone who wants to join should contact Linda Baker, ACE secretary, at 533-2967, or come into the office at 1050 S. Montana Street in Butte before 4 p.m., Monday the 17th, at the latest.