Aug 062011
 

At Joe Fasula’s insistence, we made a stop in Butte, MT on our way to Missoula to see the infamous Berkeley Pit.  In the late 19th and early 20th century, Butte was in the midst of its heyday as the largest mining boomtown in the American West.  The advent of electricity caused the demand for copper to soar and the town’s abundant copper reserves soon gave it its nickname as “the richest hill on earth”.  Continue reading »