Discovery of Anaconda Mine
uy aaimiuswu-tor. in In u In LITTLE STORIES OF BUTTE I -(Him A Minn of Forty Yian Ago Drilling a 'Couin Jack Upptr." i Candlt Light, Hand Steel. Powder Thawing in Boot. . Discovery and Naming of Anaconda Mine i ... Michael A. Hickey Part for a Few Thousand With the. Anaconda, Which Later Pays Millions Annually. Anaconda lore Includes many tales In conflict with the story by Michael A, Hickey. its discoverer, but his nwelvea the. mrwt credence. Marcus Daly, who bought the great property, coniirma jot. tiiuKcy a -count. uirirev ftnrf. nnt.ired the Indication nf a lead where the Anaconda mine la now located, in 1868. ne locatea 1t. Wallv .Tannarv 1. 1B7B. On June 15. 1880, Daly, Hickey and Charles X Larabio applied ior a patent. May 31, 1881, approximately fixes tne time oi tne lormauuji ui wj Mearat. Hairirln. Tevls and Dal7 Part nership. A news item of this date taterf that. Mnrcna Dalv lately Sold the Anaconda mine to parties living on the iacilio coast ior a cwuum-tlon of 130,000. Tn llVtA Ttlrlrev was looking for placer, not quarts. "So I didn't pay a great oral or attention to ww "" he said. "No one, In fact, seemed to be much Impressed by the hill. "Tt woa nn tha rnrnep Of the hllL where the old Anaconda shaft Is lo- xatart that T nlrlced UO some GTeen carbonate of copper and glanced at It. The pieces vanea in bimj ijuui bean to a walnut. At that time the Pnrter hnv and oilchrlst were work ing on the Parrot taking out copper. I walked over to tne uixie wiui mo specimens I had picked up and told my partner I bet I knew where the main copper lead of Butte was lo cated, and that it was ngnt on nut hill. mm t iiHn't locate the property. T , InnVlnir fnr colli, not silver OT copper. I kept on placer mining and was engaged at that for a number of years in Butte. For 10 years the bl( copper mine wu ujeto iwuu-tarbed before I finally concluded to locate It. . ... "I thought quite a long time De-fore I named this mine," continued Mr Hickey. "Several thousand loca tions had Deen nieo in wui Butte and I wanted to get a new name. I served In McClellan's army in the war. One day while In camp I had picked up a copy of the New York Tribune and reaa one oi urea- ley's editorials in which he said that McClellan's army was enveloping Lee's army 'like a great anaconda." "It struck me tnat tne wora anaconda was a mighty good word, and tt always stuck to me. Bo when I wanted a name that no one else had hit on I thought of Anaconda, and gave the mine the name which has become so famous." In October, 1895, Michael Hickey told this story. Within a month Marcus Daly said: "Hickey gave what I have always understood to be the facts about the discovery." There is a name In Montana sugar like Anaconda id copper. It is Oreat Western Q-W. Had Marcus Dalv lived a few years longer, his friends sav he would have added an other new Industry to his record as hnllder of Montana. He was inter ested in bringing sugar production to this state, raising sugar Deew on his Bitter Root farm to prove Mon tana's adaptability to the crop. Tn tha Yellowstone valley the Great Western Sugar company built; In 1906 Montana's first sugar fao- tory. It la one of tne largest in mo world. In more recent years tnree other sugar plants have been constructed in the state. Hence Mon tana profits today irom a growing Industry which Marcus;' Daly advocated. . . What Montana makes, makes Montana. Demand O-W (Great . .Western) sugar of your grocer. Use It as you would any superior sugar In your canning, preserving and Jelly-making. Great , - Western Is a preserving sugar. --For putting up Jellies It has no superior.