Silver discovered in Butte 1868

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Silver discovered in Butte 1868 - "Soon after 1868 silver was discovered in...
"Soon after 1868 silver was discovered in deposits deeper In the ground than any worked by the early prospectors and by 1880 the population had reached 5,000. Just as the silver deposits- seemed to be giving out, copper was discovered and the camp's permanency established. The present population within " the city limits Is about 40,000.

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  1. The Montana Standard,
  2. 03 Aug 1931, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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