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The Butte Weekly Miner Archive

  • Butte, Montana
  • 18761902

About

The Butte Miner began as a tri-weekly on June 1, 1876, under the guidance of James H. Mills Harry Kessler, and Horace T. Brown.  A Civil War veteran, Mills arrived in Montana in 1866 and soon became Secretary of the Territory, Adjutant General, and the father of the Montana Press Association.  Kessler owned the Clear Grit Mine in Butte and had spent nine years as a lithographer in Philadelphia prior to immigrating to Montana.  Horace Brown, an Ohio newspaperman, moved to Virginia City, Montana, in 1867, and one year later came to work on the Helena Herald.

Archive Info

  • 12,685
  • Butte, Montana
  • 18761902

Source Information

The Butte Weekly Miner, 1876–1902 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 8, 2023

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1877 German gulch chin

1877 German gulch chin

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1896 Marysville attempted lynching

1896 Marysville attempted lynching

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1887 Miles City Chin laundry landmark

1887 Miles City Chin laundry landmark

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Butte, Montana
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1879 Butte Chinatown targeted

1879 Butte Chinatown targeted

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Butte, Montana
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1878 Butte Chinatown location

1878 Butte Chinatown location

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1879 Butte Helena Chin killed funeral

1879 Butte Helena Chin killed funeral

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Archive Info

  • 12,685
  • Butte, Montana
  • 18761902

Source Information

The Butte Weekly Miner, 1876–1902 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: June 8, 2023