Butte History reports on discoveries made as I and my colleagues research Butte for our historic walking tours, publications, and just for fun.
“This Butte is capriciously decorated with sweet brilliant metallic orgies of color at any time, all times, as if by whims of pagan gods lightly drunk and lightly mad” (Mary MacLane, 1917).
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, July 4, 2012
The giant elk of 1916
You all know this story; just a reminder that the 1916 Elks' convention coincided with Fourth of July. George Everett's recounting of the story says it well, at this link.
Is there time to rebuild the Elk for its centennial in 2016?
Look for Lost Butte in local stores soon - possibly tomorrow or Friday.