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    • Berkeley Pit Blast

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    • Image of a blasting the the Berkeley Pit. Note the line of haul trucks to the left awaiting signal noting the end of the blast and resuming work.
    • High Ore Mine Pumpmen

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    • Image taken at the High Ore Mine with pumpmen, which were a father and son team comprised of Jerry Mullaney, with his son Jim on his left and his son Tom on his right.
    • Dupont Powder Plant

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    • Image of a group of men in front of the Dupont Powder Plant, located just north of Ramsay. This plant housed the powder for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company The individual second from the left in the first row is Richard Mullins; the last man in...
    • East Colusa Mine & Leonard Mine Yard

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    • Image of the East Colusa Mine and the Leonard Mine yard. The structure on the left was a gym, which was used for sports activities and dances. Entry to this area was through the mine yard.
    • Parnell Mine Yard

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    • Image of the Parnell Mine yard. Note the cement blocks stacked in the yard. These blocks were used to line the shaft and were left on hand as need for replacements arose.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Image taken at the bottom of Mountain Con shaft at 5390 feet. Individual second from the left is Larry Lammi, third from the left is Morris Hanninen, and fourth from the left is Calvin Gustufson.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Leonard Mine Crew

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    • Image of a Leonard Mine crew. The individual in the back row, third from the left, has been identified as Rudy Petritz.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • Image of the Clark Smelter, also known as Butte Reduction Works, which was located on south Montana Street where Silver Bow Creek crosses. Note Timber Butte to its left.
    • Anaconda Mine Yard

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    • Image of a group of miners in the Anaconda Mine yard. The individual just left of the dog in the foreground has been identified as James Spargo.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Underground, Looking up a Raise

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    • Image taken underground in an unidentified mine while looking up a raise. Note the timber slide with rope to hoist the mine timbers and the worker at the left climbing a ladder.
    • Nipper Mine #1 & #2 Shafts

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    • Image of the Nipper Mine shafts #1 and #2. The #2 shaft was an incline shaft at a 78 degree incline. The Neversweat Mine can be seen in the background of the image and the Anaconda Mine is to the left. Note Dublin Gulch in the foreground.
    • Mining Method Illustration

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    • Image of the Anaconda Copper Mining Company's illustration of three types of mining. The center illustrates the pick and shovel, and the blast method; to its left block caving is demonstrated; and to its right is the open pit method.
    • Butte Hill and Mines

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    • Image taken of Butte Hill from the Butte Hoist, which was located at the High Ore Mine. Note the Mountain View and High Ore mine yards, the Butte Hoist and compressor plant to the left, and Diamond Mine dump in the background.
    • Butte Hill and Headframes

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    • Image of the Meaderville side of the Butte hill. Mines are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Berkeley Mine, the Adams Mine, the Rarus Mine, the Mountain View Mine, the High Ore Mine, the Diamond Mine, and the Speculator Mine.
    • Anaconda Copper Mining Company Iron Workers & Ropemen

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    • Image of iron workers and ropemen for the Anaconda Company working on the Leonard Mine headframe. The men standing have been identified, as follows, from left to right: foreman Matt Korsund, Clarence Morris, Tom Arthur, Al Plate, Leslie Williams,...
    • Leonard Mine Lamp House

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    • Image of the Leonard Mine lamp house. Leo Maney, the shift boss, is seated on the far left side.
    • Butte Hill & Headframes

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    • Image of various headframes listed, as follows, from left to right: Green Mountain Mine, the West Gray Rock Mine, the Wakeup Jim Mine, and the Diamond Mine.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Mountain View Mine Yard

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    • Image taken in the Mountain View Mine Yard of two electricians. The individual to the left has been identified as Sid Hoar.
    • Butte Hill and Headframes

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    • Image of the Butte Hill. Headframes are listed, as follows, from right to left: the Neversweat Mine, the East Stewart Mine, the Nipper Mine #1 shaft, and the East Minah Mine.
    • Butte Mines

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    • Image of the Butte hill. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Kane Mine, the Dutton Mine, the Pennsylvania Mine, the Silver Bow Mine #1 and #2 shafts.
    • Pennsylvania Mine

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    • Image of the Pennsylvania Mine, located on East Broadway Street. Note the Belmont Mine to the far left.
    • Mountain Con Mine

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    • Image of the Mountain Con Shaft, taken at 5390 feet deep, the deepest of all Butte Mines. The individual on the left is Larry Lammi and to his right is Morris Hanninen.
    • Underground Nail Danger

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    • Image demonstrating unsafe practice of leaving nails projecting from lagging; the nails should be left bent over.
    • Leonard Mine Copper Tanks

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    • Image of the copper tanks at the Leonard Mine. Note the horse barn to its left.
    • Motorman & Drill Steel

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    • Image demonstrating a motorman getting hurt by running into a carelessly left long drill steel that is projecting over the car.
    • Butte Hill Mines

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    • Image of the High Ore Mine, Speculator Mine, Elm Orlu Mine, and the Badger State Mine to the far left.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Clark Smelter & Stack

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    • Image of the Clark Smelter, also known as Butte Reduction Works, which was located on south Montana Street where Silver Bow Creek crosses. Note Timber Butte to its left.
    • Precipitation Plant & the Mastadons

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    • Image of the precipitation plant in Meaderville, looking northwest to the Black Rock Mine dump. Note the Great Northern Railroad bridge to its left. The Mastadons, the Big Butte of rocks, are to the left center.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Foreman House

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    • Image of the foreman's house of the Pennsylvania Mine, located at 1022 East Park Street. Note the Pennsylvania Mine dump to the fat left.
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine

    • 1880
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    • View of the city of Walkerville, which was first referred to as 'Rainbow' around the 1880s. Note the Alice Mine and Mill looking North and the Moulton Mine and Mill on its left.
    • Walkerville and  Moulton Mine

    • 1890
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    • An image taken of Walkerville with the Moulton Mine and Mill on the left, the Alice Mine and Mill on the right, and the Blue Wing Mine to the left of the middle of the picture. Labels as follows: #4 - Alice Mill; #5 - Blue Wing Mine (where city...
    • Butte Hill Mines

    • 1890
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    • Image of a street car heading east on West Daly Street in Walkerville, just east of Excelsior Avenue. The Moulton and Alice Mines are on the left. Next to these is the Valdamere-Magna Carta-Lexington Mines and mill.
    • Walkerville and  Alice Mine and Mill

    • 1890
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    • Image taken in Walkerville, located north of Butte. Structures are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Moulton Mill, Alice Mill, and the Alice Mine with two boiler stacks from the Belle of Butte Mine ore bin on the right side of the...
    • Miners at  Alice Mine

    • 1893
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    • Image of a group of miners at the Alice Mine in Walkerville. Mr. Buzzo, the mine's superintendent, is seated second from the left.
    • Anaconda Hill

    • 1894
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    • Image of Anaconda Hill in uptown Butte. The headframe are listed, as follows, from left to right: the High Ore Mine, the Parrot Mine, the Neversweat Mine, the Colusa-Parrot Mine, the Ramsdell-Parrot Mine, the Balona Mine, and the Bricker.
    • Blue Wing Mine and Casper Mine

    • 1895
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    • Image looking west from above Walkerville toward the Blue Wing Mine, which can be seen on the left and the Casper Mine, seen on the right.
    • Dublin Gulch

    • 1895
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    • Dublin Gulch, a residential area on the east side of the Butte Hill dotted between mines, with the Stewart Mine in the center just off of North Main Street above Woolman. Mine on the left is the Gold Hill Mine . To the right are Nippers #1 and #2.
    • Alice Mine Crew

    • 1896
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    • Image of the Alice Mine crew. Mine superintendent T.W. Buzzo is second from the left in the second row. #4 is Billy Hull Butched, #5 is Golden Post Master John Banner Helman, and #6 is John Rich.
    • Gagnon Mine

    • 1896
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    • Image of piles of lumber in the Gagnon Mine yard with a view of miners' homes on the left side of the picture.
    • Centerville Mine District

    • 1898
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    • The headframes in the image are listed from left to right, as follows: West Gray Rock Mine, Green Mountain Mine, East Gray Rock Mine, Wakeup-Jim Mine, and the Diamond Mine, all located in the Centerville neighborhood.
    • Green Mountain Mines

    • 1898
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    • Image of the Green Mountain Mines, listed, as follows, from left to right: the Green Mountain Mine, the East Gray Rock, and the Wake-Up-Jim.
    • Neversweat Mine

    • 1900
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    • Postcard image of the Neversweat Mine, located just above the Dublin Gulch district. The Anaconda mine is to the left of the seven stacks.
    • Centerville Mine District

    • 1900
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    • Headframes in image are listed from left to right, as follows: the West Grey Rock Mine, the Green Mountain Mine, and the East Grey Rock Mine. All were located in the Centerville District.
    • Alice Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Alice Mine, seen at the top center of the photograph. Also in image are the Belle of Butte Mine, at the top right, and also the Alice Mill being dismantled below. The Dream Theater can be seen in the lower left corner.
    • Speculator Mine Night Shift

    • 1900
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    • Image of the night shift waiting to go underground at the Speculator Mine. Dick Bird is second from the left in the second row from the front.
    • Mine Bosses

    • 1900
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    • Image of mine bosses at an unidentified mine in Butte. The men are identified, as follows, from left to right: Jon Kane, S.W. Wynne, and James T. Norton.
    • Mountain View Mine

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Mountain View Mine. The two cages on the left are on the main hoist and the chippy hoist is to the right.
    • Anaconda and Neversweat Mines

    • 1900
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    • Image of the Anaconda, left, and Neversweat, right, Mines. Note the small mine in the foreground is the L.E.R. Mine. All located in the Dublin Gulch district.
    • Alice Mine Office

    • 1901
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    • Image of the Alice Mine office with Mr. Buzzo seated on the left.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • Image of the Pittsmont Mine. Image is second of four in a panoramic series showing the Pittsmont Mine, located on the the left. Note the Silver Bow Mine and the Butte and Boston Smelter on the right.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • Image of East Butte and headframes. Headframes and structures are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Torrid Mine, Pittsmont Mine #3 shaft, Tropic Mine , and a boarding House.
    • Pittsmont Mine

    • 1902
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    • Image of fourth of four in a panoramic series. Structures that can be seen are the Montana Ore Purchasing Company Smelter on the left and the Pittsmont Mine #3 shaft on the right.
    • Original Mine

    • 1905
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    • Image of the steel headframe of the Original Mine on North Main Street. The Anaconda Road is on the right and the Stewart Mine is on the left. Also note the eight stacks just east of Main Street.
    • Speculator Mine Day Shift

    • 1906
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    • Image of the day shift ready to go underground at the Speculator Mine. The individual second from the left in the second row is Dick 'Dickie' Bird.
    • Original Mine Visitors

    • 1907
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    • A group of visitors in the mine yard of the Original Mine. Scallon is in second row, second to the right. C Goodale is on the porch with the large hat. Hm Gallows is second from the left on the porch, and H. S. Clark is on the porch with the large...
    • Alice and Moulton Mines

    • 1909
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    • Image of the Alice and Moulton Mines in Walkerville. Note the Belle of Butte Mine Mine to the left.
    • West Colusa Mine Crew

    • 1910
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    • Image of a West Colusa Mine crew. Mountain View ore bins can be seen on the left.
    • Mine Layout in Uptown Butte

    • 1910
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    • The headframes are labeled as follows, from left to right: the Tuolumne, Speculator, Diamond, Ticon, and the Jessie Mines.
    • Lexington Mine

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Lexington Mine in Walkerville with the mill being torn down on the left.
    • Carpenters at  Speculator Mine

    • 1910
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    • A group photograph of carpenters and helpers at the Speculator Mine. The men are listed as follows, seated from left to right: Winston, Deloughry, Currie, Dizall; Standing - Tom Donnelley, William R. Young, George Jones, Charles White, and S.B....
    • Green Mountain Mine

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Green Mountain Mine on the left and East Gray Rock, Wake-Up-Jim and the Diamond on the right.
    • Richest Hill in the World

    • 1910
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    • Postcard image of the 'Richest Hill in the World.' Headframes on the hill are listed, as follows, from left to right: the High Ore Mine, the Nipper Mine, the Parnell Mine, the L.E.R. Mine, the Original Mine #6 shaft, the Mountain View Mine, the...
    • East Ridge Headframes

    • 1910
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    • Image of Rampart Mountain and the East Ridge. Headframes are listed as follows, from left to right: the Butte and London, Green Leaf, North Butte Extension, Main Range, Pittsmont #3, and the Pittsmont Smelter.
    • Butte Mines

    • 1910
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    • Image of various Butte mines. Headframes are listed, as follows, from left to right: the Original Mine, Highore, Nipper #1 and #2, Mountain View, Anaconda, Neversweat and the Parrot. Note the copper tanks in front of Orignal mine.
    • East Ridge Headframes

    • 1910
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    • Image of the East Side of Meaderville. Structures are listed as follows, from left to right: the B&M Hospital, Six o'clock, and the Butte & London and Green Leaf Mines. In the foreground is the North Butte Extension.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft

    • 1910
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    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft, repair shop, crusher and boiler room. Note the Niagara mine on the lower left.
    • Small Mining Lease in Walkerville

    • 1911
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    • Image of a small mining lease just below Clark's Fraction Mine. The man in the image is John Sweeten of Walkerville, and the man to his left is John Mooney, the father of Margaret Cunnington.
    • Pennsylvania Mine Crew and Bosses

    • 1911
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    • Image taken at the Pennsylvania Mine, includes foreman and other miners. Image was taken from a postcard. Front row, from left to right: Wm. H. Perry, Jack Anderson, Sam Sibley, & McQuay, the shift boss. The individual in the back row, to the far...
    • Pennsylvania Mine Crew

    • 1911
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    • Image taken of the Pennsylvania Mine crew. Burt Tunnel, the mine's foreman, is seated in the front row, second from the left and dressed in a suit.
    • Mountain View Mine Carpenter Shop Crew

    • 1914
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    • Image of the Mountain View Mine carpenter shop crew. Individual in first row to the far left is Harry Griffin and Richard Wyatt is the tall individual to the far left standing.
    • Butte Hill

    • 1915
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    • Panorama image of the Butte Hill. The Harris Mine is on the bottom left. The Butte Reduction Works and the Colorado Smelter are in the background making smoke. (3 of 3)
    • Butte Mine Poster

    • 1915
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    • Image of a decorative poster of various Butte mines. The mines are listed, as follows, from top to bottom and left to right: the Badger State Mine, the Speculator Mine, the North Butte Mine & new electrical hoist, the Diamond Mine, the Neversweat...
    • Buffalo Mine

    • 1915
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    • Center of image is the Buffalo mine. Surrounding headframes are listed from left to right, as follows: the Old Glory Mine, the Corra Mine, the Diamond Mine, the Mt.Con #1and the Mt. Con #2 mines.
    • Butte Hill

    • 1915
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    • Panorama image of the Butte Hill. The Anaconda Mine is the small mine in the left corner, the Grant Extension Mine and the St. Lawrence Mine are in the middle, and the Saul Mine is on the right. (2 of 3)
    • Gagnon and Original Mines

    • 1915
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    • Image of the Gagnon Mine on the left and the Original Mine on the right, both with wooden headframes. Both were located on North Main Street in uptown Butte.
    • Bell and Diamond Mine Crew

    • 1915
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    • Image taken of a Bell and Diamond Mine Crew made up of mostly craftsmen and laborers. The timber yard and carpenter shop for the Diamond Mine was in the Bell Mine yard. Timber was trucked through a tunnel under the ore bins to the Diamond mine...
    • Pilot Butte Mine

    • 1917
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    • Image of the Pilot Butte Mine, Elm Orlu Mine dump to its left, and the Black Rock Mine in its background.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1917
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    • Image of the Speculator Mine with the Granite Mountain Mine to its left.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
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    • Image of Rowe Road. Note the Butte Reduction Works in its background; this plant was later a Manganese Plant. On the left is Big Butte and the Milwaukee Railroad track.
    • Miners in  Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine

    • 1919
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    • An image of miners in the Speculator or Granite Mountain Mine cleaning up a small pile of granite that fell from the left side of the crosscut. Note the miners' hard hats, which were introduced to Butte in 1938.
    • Rowe Road

    • 1919
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    • Image of Rowe Road. Note the Butte Reduction Works in its background; this plant was later a Manganese Plant. On the left is Big Butte and the Milwaukee Railroad track.
    • Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines Powder Magazine

    • 1920
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    • An image in the Speculator-Granite Mountain Mines, which shows the need for safe practice of not putting unused blasting powder in the powder magazine when the blasting has been finished. Here it is shown left hanging in the powder sack.
    • Speculator Mine Yard in Winter

    • 1920
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    • A winter view of the Speculator Mine yard. This mine belonged to the North Butte Mining Company and was located at the north end of the Butte Hill just east of Walkerville, MT. To the left is the Granite Mountain Mine.
    • Original Mine

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Original Mine showing the copper tanks and the Gagnon gallows frame to the left.
    • Timber Depot

    • 1920
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    • A timber depot in a North Butte mine. A fan in the left hand side of the picture pushed air through the fan bags to the stope. The stope was an open space left behind after the desired ore had been extracted from the space.
    • Speculator Mine

    • 1920
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    • An image of the Speculator Mine, Tuolumne Mine, and Granite Mountain Mine to the left.
    • Original Mine Garage and Cars

    • 1920
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    • Workers in front of the Original Mine's garage. Cars' model is the 1920 Pierce-Arrow touring car. The man on the left is the foreman Ed Holland.
    • Pittsmont Mines

    • 1920
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    • Image taken of East Butte and the Pittsmont #3 shaft. Mines are listed as follows, from left to right: the Torrid Mine, Pittsmont #3, and the Tropic Mine.
    • Mountain View Mine First Aid Crew

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine first aid crew. Individual to the far left has been identified as Scott Lyle.
    • Mountain View Mine Yard

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken of miners in the Mountain View Mine Yard. Scott Lyle is on the far left and the individual second from the left is Ted Cavanaugh.
    • Mountain View Mine First Aid Crew

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image of the Mountain View Mine first aid crew. Individual to the far left has been identified as Scott Lyle.
    • Bell and Diamond Mine Office

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • Image taken in the Bell and Diamond Mine office. The men have been identified as follows, from left to right: Second from the left is M. Burke, third is Tom Walker, and fifth is Hague.
    • Granite Mountain Mine Shaft

    • 1920
    • Mines
    • An image of the Granite Mountain Mine with empty mine cars on the left and loaded cars on the right. Note the fan bags on the left, which carryied fresh air through the mine.
    • Black Rock Mine #1 Shaft Shaft

    • 1925
    • Mines
    • Image of the Butte & Superior Black Rock #1 shaft with the Butte Boiler Shop on the left and the Machine Shop on the far right.

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