Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Mile High Mile Deep


Media: Hardback

Item #: 1671   Price: $25.00
ISBN: 0-944439-54-3
Pages: 288   Size: 7 x 10

Distributed by Mountain Press for: Clark City Press


Interior photographs from the collections of the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives and the World Museum of Mining

Mile High Mile Deep may be the richest, most vivid first hand account there is of life in Butte, Montana during the 1920's. Often referred to these days as Butte, America, this tough, proud, gritty town of some thirty-odd thousand souls today, was once home to nearly four times that number, making it the Wild West's only real city. It was made up of ethnic districts as diverse as New York or Chicago, so that early in this century the air was filled with a dozen tongues, as the Irish, Italians, Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, Cornishmen, Montenegrins, Yugoslavs, along with others, poured in to mine for copper.