These 9 Rare Photos Show Montana’s Mining History Like Never Before

Montana has quite the mining legacy. Butte was once called the Richest Hill on Earth, and Helena one had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else. Reminders of our history are still prevalent in our mining towns, and these photos show a glimpse into what life was like in the days when working in the mines were the way Montanans made their living.

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Montana has such an incredible history. Here are 10 fascinating facts about the Treasure State’s past.