Monday, October 4, 2010

To Butte Montana out the side Window

Had business in Butte Montana this afternoon.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, Butte experienced every stage of development of a mining town, from camp to boomtown to mature city to center for historic preservation and environmental cleanup. Unlike most such towns, Butte's urban landscape includes mining operations set within residential areas, making the environmental consequences of the extraction economy all the more apparent. Despite the dominance of the Anaconda Company, Butte was never a company town.

1 comment:

Angela Swedberg said...

Wow. Looks a whole lot different than when I rode thru here on my horse last year! And you didn't stop at the M&M and get drunk. Thats a tradition in Butte. LOL!

Great Video. As they all are.