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World Museum of Mining Blog

Miner’s Hats

The early 20th century was the deadliest period in American mining history. Spurred by a growing labor movement and catastrophic mining accidents that killed hundreds of men per incident – Monongah (WV) Mine Disaster in 1907, Cherry Mine (IL) Mine Disaster in 1909, and many more – the Bureau of Mines was established in 1910…

A Season of Giving – 1953

A Season of Giving – Christmas 1953 The community of Butte has always been generous in spirit, especially around the holidays. A quick scan of The Montana Standard in December 1953 listed many organizations that supported needy children and families. The Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots, founded in 1947 and expanded nationally in 1948, partnered…