- The Seeds of Red Harvest: Where did the inspiration
come from for a novel set in Butte that would break new literary
is full of beautiful painted ladies Many of Butte's older homes would look more at
home in Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, or San Francisco than in Butte.
Montana: Ireland's Fifth Province Butte may seem out of place, an industrial city
past its prime in the heart of the rural state of Montana. It's
possible to understand Butte if you don't first look to Ireland.
- OXO Take
a peek into the world of OXO.
Books about Butte,
There Be Light
Mine Yard at Night
There is no more important symbol of Butte than its headframes
that stand over former mine sites on the Hill. These are Butte's
icons, immediately visible from anywhere in the valley below
and recognized far and wide as symbols of Butte, Montana. You
can't pick up a business brochure without seeing a logo that
is some configuration of a headframe.
They represent better than any other one symbol the substance
and spirit of our community.
These unique structures represent our mining heritage, the buried
sacrifice of sweat, toil and tears underground to get the rock
in the box that helped win wars and fuel a global economy. In
the present, they represent the resilience of a town that stands
strong and straight as steel against the onslaught of time and
the elements. They punctuate the Butte landscape like steel exclamation
A community project is now under way to illuminate these Butte
icons for the world to see and appreciate in a way that honors
what they represent and draws the attention of the world to their
importance and to the interpretation of our history and our future.
It's time to show off these valuable resources, to shine the
light on these shrouded remnants of our mining heritage. Like
our tall Uptown buildings, they are portals through which visitors
and residents can easily imagine what life was like in Butte
during its underground mining period in its history.
We should use them as we use our tall buildings Uptown as portals
through which visitors and residents can easily imagine what
life was like in Butte during its underground mining period.
We should no longer hide these powerful symbols of our past in
the darkness; it's time to let there be light.
To help light up Butte's headframes, or to make a tax-deductible
contribution to turn the lights on, contact Mainstreet
Uptown Butte, P.O. Box 696, Butte, MT 59703; (406) 497-6464.
- The current time and temperature
in Butte, Montana:
- Edgar S. Paxson, Pioneer
Artist Some of the most authentic Western art,
full of buckskins, Indians, wildlife and frontier scenes were
painted by Edgar S. Paxson in a small Butte studio.
- This is your summons visit the Silver Bow
County Courthouse. Built before World War I, the Silver Bow County
Courthouse may be one of West's most beautiful public buildings.
for the right place for
a romantic get-away, wedding,
or a place to relax? Visit the
Looking for a naturopathic doctor?
Visit Butte Healing
Arts Center for chelation and ozone therapy, acupuncture,
and an extensive supply of vitamins and supplements in stock
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