Granite Mountain Memorial


Butte 59701,Butte Area,Silver Bow County

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Location:  In Butte head N. on Main St. & turn right at the directional sign just beyond St. Lawerence Church in Walkerville.

168 men lost their lives in the tragic “Spec fire” disaster on June 8, 1917. This was the greatest loss of life in hard rock mining history. Interpretive plaques tell the story of this disaster and the turbulent times that surrounded this episode. From this point, you can view an unforgettable panorama of the 10,000 ft. Highland Mountains and the scattered remnants of the once-booming mining industry.

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