Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Butte (Montana)
BUTTE, a city and county-seat of Silverbow co., Mont.; on the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, and other railroads. It is one of the largest mining towns in the world, the mining industry being principally confined to copper mining, although there are valuable gold and silver mines. The Anaconda copper mines are located here. The city is the trade and jobbing center for southern and western Montana; has an extensive trolley system; gas and electric lights; National banks; public library; daily and weekly periodicals, the State School of Mines, etc. Pop. (1910) 39,165; (1920) 41,611.