Butte, Montana: 1924. [Montana] Butte Miner Newspaper July 1, 1924-September 30th, 1924, Butte, Montana.
Bound set of Butte Miner Newspapers in three quarter leather over marbled boards. 21 x 16 x 3.5 inches, weighing 24 libs. Edgewear to boards; leather chipping on spine. Newspapers are remarkably clean with little to no wear. Typical toning to newsprint. Boards in Good Condition; newspapers themselves near Fine Condition.
Complete three-month run of the Butte Miner Newspaper from July 1st, 1924 to September 30th. Butte Montana, located in southwestern Montana, was renowned for its huge copper mining operation. Butte and its 6,000 miners was a strong union town with 34 unions in 1886. By the turn of the century, Butte was the largest city between Chicago and San Francisco. The city was known by the nickname, "The Richest Hill on Earth."
By 1924 Butte area copper production was declining after it peak in 1917. Nonetheless, Butte was a thriving town with all the modern conveniences of any large town in the United States.
Headlines from this three-month run include the Democratic Presidential Convention with John W. David eventually winning the nomination after 103 ballots. Calvin Coolidge would lose his young son Calvin Jr. from an infection on his foot, but go on to win his second term of office in November. The 1924 Olympics were held in the summer of 1924 in Paris. National debate over the KKK is noted in numerous articles. There are also a series of articles on women running for national or regional political offices.
Locally, labor issues were mostly quiet that summer. The paper reported on regional news and most issues contained an 'Anaconda News' page, reflecting the importance of mining. 'Butte Briefs' detailed non-mining news. We also find the 'Society Page', a robust sports section and a full Sunday issue with comics in color in addition to a color title page to the weekly 'Magazine Section'.
In addition to all the news, sports and human-interest articles, hundreds of local and regional ads from this run of nearly 100-year-old newspapers make this collection a valuable resource in remarkable condition.
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