Trolley Car Collision of 1905

On August 21, 1905 the Butte Miner reported, “loaded with passengers, many of them women and girls, street car No. 2, returning from the Columbia Gardens at 11:10 in the evening, was struck by the end of a freight train on the railroad tracks north of Butte, Anaconda & Butte Depot, and crushed beneath the … More Trolley Car Collision of 1905

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Reno Sales

Good mining companies need good geologists.  The Boston & Montana Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company hired a very good geologist in 1900.  Reno H. Sales was born in Storm Lake, Iowa in 1876, but he was only 5 years old when his family moved to the Gallatin Valley.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree … More Reno Sales

Opium

What a lovely present all tied up with a red ribbon. These beautiful manuscripts are velum with brass and red ribbon closures.  The beautiful documents date from 1882 to 1884 and were filed in the District Court of the Territory of the State of Montana. The documents all inform on a number of Chinese individuals … More Opium