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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2012 10:27 am
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   HIYA Everyone,

 

        Here is a link to the World Museum of mining in Butte Montana. There are all sorts of great photo's and information here!!

http://www.miningmuseum.org/

 

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 Posted: Sat Jul 7th, 2012 12:43 pm
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Excellent link! Now, all I need is the time to sit and drool over the photos. Thank you.

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 Posted: Sun Jul 29th, 2012 12:10 am
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The museum in Butte probably has the greatest collection of mining stuff in the western states. I can walk through there for days, providing it isnt 20 below zero!
On the downside, two things detract from the experience, imho: First, you have to walk through "Ye Olde Western Towne", which is a cartoonish recreation of what a western boomtown was. The second unfortunate thing I noticed is that they just stockpiled all sorts of cool equipment, i.e. mills, muckers and wahtnot, but didnt bother to document their history, where they came from, who built them etc. A huge oversight in terms of museum management...

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Did ya take pictures of the locomotives??


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Unfortunately I didnt take pics...



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