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Montana History Revealed: Remembering Frank Little

Aug 01, 2017They laid Frank Little to rest in the pauper section of the Mountain View Cemetery. Photo courtesy of the author Today, his headstone faces "the Hill" and standing at the foot of his grave one can see the memorial the North Butte Mining Company erected to the memory of those unidentified miners who died in the Granite Mountain/Speculator

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Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park

The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was created in dedication to their sace. The trail within the park allows you to trace the last steps of the Hotshots all the way down to the fatality site where they made their last stand.

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Meaningful Mountain Memorial

Jul 14, 2019After spending several hours at World Museum of Mining learning about the grueling nature of mining work and the procedures, machinery, and tools, it was meaningful to drive up to Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook which remembers the lives of miners lost to the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire of 1917.

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The Granite Mountain

Jun 08, 2017Just before midnight a fire broke out in the shaft of the Granite Mountain over two thousand feet underground leaving more than 400 men scrambling to escape the fire and poison gasses that spread through the labyrinth of shafts connecting the Granite Mountain and Speculator Mines.

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No Greater Love : Commemorative copper coins available

Sales kicked off with great response on St. Pat's Day in Uptown Butte Commemorative copper coins are now available as a fundraising effort for No Greater Love. These 1-ounce coins of 99.9 percent copper sells for $5 each. An image of the Granite Mountain Mine is depicted on the front and No Greater Love Centennial Commemoration on the back.

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Granite Mountain Mine Memorial

Granite Mountain Mine Memorial, Butte, Montana. 56 likes 608 were here. Local Business. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Press alt + / to open this menu. This mornings run took me to Granite Mountain Memorial and it was so beautiful and sad! Granite Mountain Mine Memorial.

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Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yarnell, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

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Granite Mountain Mining Disaster Memorial – TakeMyTrip

To see some of the old mining areas up-close, find either Montana St. or Main St, and head uphill. If you're looking for the Granite Mountain Memorial, you'll probably spot a sign or two along the way. The memorial is on Badger Road (although I don't remember seeing many street signs []

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Granite Mountain Mine Memorial

The Granite Mountain Mine Memorial is a memorial dedicated to the Speculator Mine Disaster which took place in 1917. The event was quite a sad affair, taking up to 168 miner lives. The disaster took place in June 8, 1917, when the assistant foreman Ernest Sullau checked the electrical cable that had fallen to the 2400 foot level mining area.

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Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Fire Memorial Rock mining's most lethal disaster took place in Butte a hundred years ago this June. A mine fire that started on June 8, 1917—in the city's Granite Mountain shaft—ultimately took the lives of 168 men, most of who were trapped and overcome by noxious fumes.

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Business Directory Information on every company and professional organization. Granite Peak Energy Business Directory of Montana. Granite Peak Energy ← GRANITE HIGH SCHOOL; The Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Memorial. 3435 Hannibal St, Butte, MT 59701. Industry:

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Montana Tech Announces 2017 Commencement Activities

On Friday morning, reunion guests and commencement honorees will begin the morning with breakfast followed by optional tours of the Distillery, Butte Brewery, and the Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Memorial. Montana Tech is expecting a number of alumni to return for the weekend.

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Granite Mountain/Specultor Bus Tour STOPPING at the

Jul 26, 2018Special guest Doug Ammons will take us through the history of the Granite Mountain/Speculator Fire of 1917. We will start in the Engine Room at the World Museum of Mining. Then All Out Adventures will take us to the Anselmo Mine Yard where we will explore the most intact mine yard in Butte. After, we

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Mine disaster remembrance: 'Death, wealth, mining caught

Buy Now. A remembrance ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the Granite Mountain-Speculator mine disaster in Butte was held tonight at the Granite Mountain Memorial on the Butte Hill. A full story and more photos will be posted on The Montana Standard's website tonight, and in the paper on Friday.

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"No Greater Love"

original musical by Gary Funk commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Granite Mountain-Speculator mine fire that killed 168 miners still the worst hard-rock mining disaster in American history. The play, featuring Montana talent, tells the story of the miners trapped underground, their rescuers, and those who waited above. the musical is based upon an book, co-written by Funk, his wife

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The Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Memorial History Intro. While the Granite Mountain / Speculator Mine Fire was the worst disaster in metal mining history, the rescue mission was a remarkable accomplishment. Rescue crews succeeded in searching over 30 miles of drifts and crosscuts, and at least 15 miles of stopes, raises, and manways. Get Price

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Montana Moments: Friday Photo: Speculator Mine

Oct 08, 2012On June 8, 1917, a carbide lamp at the North Butte Mining Company's Speculator Mine ignited frayed electrical insulation in the Granite Mountain Shaft. Fire spread, and carbon monoxide and other deadly gasses swept through the tunnels, killing more than 160 men.

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Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Fire Memorial Rock mining's most lethal disaster took place in Butte a hundred years ago this June. A mine fire that started on June 8, 1917—in the city's Granite Mountain shaft—ultimately took the lives of 168 men, most of

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Visit Butte

Granite Mountain Memorial The Granite Mountain Memorial is an open air plaza offering visitors a panoramic view of headframes, the majestic East Ridge, the remnants of a once-flourishing mining industry, and most importantly, interpretation of the events, people, and turbulent times that surrounded the catastrophic Granite Mountain/Speculator fire.

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Away from our base, we had time to hike through two (icy) tunnels and cross a 140rsquo; tall trestle along the (trail bike-able) Milwaukee Road trail in nearby Thompson Park and visited the Berkley Pit overlook, Granite Mountain Speculator Mine Memorial, Mt-Tech mineral museum, World Museum of Mining (easily could have spent 3 hrs there- do

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The Connaught Telegraph

While the Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine Fire was the worst disaster in metal mining history, the rescue mission was a remarkable accomplishment. Rescue crews succeeded in searching over 30 miles of drifts and crosscuts, and at least 15 miles of stopes, raises and manways.

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Speculator Mine disaster

The Granite Mountain/Speculator Mine disaster of June 8, 1917, occurred as a result of a fire in a copper mine, and was the most deadly event in underground hard rock mining in United States history. Most men died of suffocation underground as the fire consumed their oxygen; a

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Montana Mining Tragedy Remembered 100 Years Later

Nine whistles meant that an uncontrollable fire was burning in the mine. Some in the crowd at the memorial site wore T-shirts commemorating the anniversary of the Granite Mountain-Speculator Mine fire of June 8, 1917, which remains the worst disaster in hard-rock mining history 100 years later.

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Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook

Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook. The greatest loss of life in hardrock mining history ocurred in Butte on June 8, 1917, when 168 men died in the tragic Speculator Fire Disaster. The Granite Mountain Memorial offers the visitor an unforgettable panoramic view of the 10,000-foot Highland Mountains, the Continental Divide and the remnants

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The Granite Mountain – Speculator Mine Disaster

The Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire (as the disaster has come to be known) occurred just as Butte — once known as the "Gibraltar of Unionism" — entered into one of the most acrimonious episodes of labor strife in a long history of animosity between the miners and the corporations that owned the mines.

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A Reexamination of the Granite Mountain: Speculator Fire

Butte's Granite Mountain and Speculator mines, killing at least 167 miners. The tragedy led to a climactic clash between capital and labor in which the unions were crushed. Today, the Granite Mountain—Speculator Memorial (below) overlooks the site atop Butte Hill. Anaconda, a city twenty-six miles west of Butte that was built to smelt

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Montana Mines

Butte, Montana. The Mountain Con Mine boasts that it is "A Mile High and a Mile Deep." The Steward Mine headframe and mine yard. The headframe of the Granite Mountain Mine is surrounded by dumps from the Berkeley Pit. The view is from the Miners Memorial that honors the 2,500 men that lost their lives in mining-related incidents in Montana

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Montana Archives

Sep 23, 2016Perched on an overlook above the historic mining town of Butte, Montana, are the commemorative bricks and engraved plaques of the Granite Mountain Memorial. It pays tribute to the survivors of hard rock mining's greatest disaster: the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire of June 8, 1917.

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Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook. The tragedy was compounded because the Granite Mountain was a well ventilated mine, allowing the flames and smoke to spread quickly. The fire and deadly smoke fanned through the stopes and shafts to connecting mines including the Speculator, killing 168 men.

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Granite Mountain Memorial Overlook. The tragedy was compounded because the Granite Mountain was a well ventilated mine, allowing the flames and smoke to spread quickly. The fire and deadly smoke fanned through the stopes and shafts to connecting mines including the Speculator, killing 168 men.

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