Butte got its beginning
the late 1800s as a mining town in the valley near Silver Bow Creek. Butte sits high in
the Rocky Mountains near the Continental Divide.
Gold and silver were mined at first, but with the invention of
electricity, copper soon came in demand.
The Butte hills were rich in copper making Butte known as “the
Richest Hill on Earth.”
The Butte-Silver Bow Public
Archives new website and database is now on line. Click
here to check it out!!!
Butte Centerville Divide Melrose
Ramsay Rocker Silver Bow
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and are willing to help do lookups, please send me an email.
MTGenWeb County Coordinator
for Butte-Silver Bow County, MT
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