Mining Childhood: Growing up in Butte

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January 12, 2013 at 02:00 PM
Mining Childhood: Growing up in Butte
Location:  Montana Historical Society, 225 North Roberts

“Second Saturday at MHS” sponsored by the Helena Community Credit Union and KTVH, featuring: free admission all day long and drawings for door prizes. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., University of Montana professor of history 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.

Contact  Christy Goll at (406) 444-0974 or email