Mining Childhood: Growing up in Butte, 1900-1960

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University of Montana Professor of Social Work Dr. Janet Finn will discuss and sign her new book, Mining Childhood: Growing up in Butte, 1900-1960. These years mark the rise and decline of Butte’s fame as the “Richest Hill on Earth,” when the veins of copper coursing deep beneath the city’s surface created thousands of jobs for miners and untold wealth for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company. Children were keen observers and active participants in community life, and childhood accounts of work, play, family, schooling, ethnicity, and neighborhood life offer fresh perspectives on Butte.