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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

Every man, woman and child who visited the Columbia Gardens had a favorite ride. For many, it was the biplanes, as you can plainly see in this circa 1968 Montana Standard photograph.

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150th anniversary

Seven months after the Japanese surrendered in World War II, striking miners in Butte were waging a different battle. Many homes of men who crossed their picket lines were vandalized. 

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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

A night many will remember in 2012 is when the Butte High Bulldogs took state, beating the Bozeman Hawks by a score of 38 to 36. With seconds to go, Jake Dennehy kicked a 46-yard field goal and the rest, they say, is history. 

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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

The Mining City was well-known throughout the Northwest for its ornate theaters. Featured here is the Rialto Theater, which was located on the corner of Park and Main Streets.

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150th anniversary

For more than 80 years, Hennessy’s Department Store was the place to shop. The company closed its Butte store in 1980. 

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150th anniversary

In the 1950s, Harrison Avenue was home to a number of eating establishments, including the Chuck Wagon Drive-Inn. 

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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

Sherman School was just one of many Butte elementary institutions. Young Walkerville residents attended this school. This photograph was taken around 1905.

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150 years logo

150 years logo

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150th anniversary

Here’s a view of Uptown Butte, circa 1917. The photograph features the corner of Park and Main Streets, which was home to the Medical Arts building.

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150th anniversary

On July 4, 1939, Gamers Shoes entered this float in the parade to celebrate Montana’s 50th birthday. 

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150 years of the Big Sky: Butte

150 years of the Big Sky: Butte

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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

Thirty-five years ago fire destroyed the Silver Bow Block, which was located directly across the street from The Montana Standard on Granite Street. Atop the building at left were intricate sculptures, including the one seen at right.

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150th anniversary

Corktown was one of the many ethnic Butte neighborhoods. This Library of Congress photo, taken around 1939, gives an unobstructed view of Wyoming Street.

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150th anniversary

150th anniversary

A full moon illuminates Our Lady of the Rockies in this 2003 photograph. 

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Butte historian, broadcaster Pat Kearney dies

Butte historian, broadcaster Pat Kearney dies

BUTTE — Historian, sports legend, author and play-by-play announcer Pat Kearney was found dead at his home on Tuesday evening. He was 59.

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Butte police on lookout for 'My Little Pony' graffiti taggers

Butte police on lookout for 'My Little Pony' graffiti taggers

BUTTE — "Rainbow Dash." "Jade." "Pinkie Pie." These are "My Little Pony" characters — not your typical graffiti monikers. Someone tagged a Butte neighborhood with not only the names but the words "My Little Pony."

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County hopes to keep historic M&M bar sign in Butte

County hopes to keep historic M&M bar sign in Butte

BUTTE — No matter how the legal and financial woes facing the closed-again M&M bar and restaurant play out, county officials and others want its iconic neon sign to stay in Butte.

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Collapsed Butte building saga takes new twist

Collapsed Butte building saga takes new twist

BUTTE — After months of trying to get the owner of the collapsed building on South Wyoming Street to have the rest of the old warehouse torn down, Butte-Silver Bow has an urgent message for Neil “Joe” Lynch:

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Historic M&M bar closed; neighbor considering purchase

Historic M&M bar closed; neighbor considering purchase

BUTTE — The historic M&M restaurant is closed again, and its next-door neighbors want to buy the business and open it back up.

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