Hike Through History

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Join the Butte-Silver Bow Health Department, Parks and Recreation, and the Archives every Thursday to take a literal walk through history!

From the West Side mansions to the trails of Thompson Park, this series led by Butte's finest will offer a little bit of history and exercise.

Each walk is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated with proceeds going to the Friends of the Archives and the Local Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Fund.

Snacks and water are available. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear good walking shoes. Sorry, no pets allowed.

July 8th - 9 a.m.
Montana Tech to Anselmo Mine with Louie Louschin, Joe Griffin, and more - Beginner
Visit Butte's most intact underground mine yard with the men who worked in the mines.
Meet at: Montana Tech dorms, Broadway & Western

July 15th - 9 a.m.
St. Mary's Neighborhood with Dan Kelly and Danette Harrington - Moderate
Discover St. Mary's neighborhood's early mining and Irish history from third-generation descendants.
Meet at: Wyoming & Copper Streets

July 22nd - 9 a.m.
Top of the World / Bell Diamond with Abby Peltomaa - Moderate
Visit one of the oldest standing steel headframes on the hill and overlook the other side of the Berkeley Pit.
Meet at: Granite Mountain Memorial

July 29th - 9 a.m.
Greenway Trail: Crackerville to Fairmont with Aubrey Jaap and Abby Peltomaa - Beginner
Discover the Greenway Trail and the restoration along this portion of Silver Bow Creek while learning about Gregson Hot Springs.
Meet at: Parking lot off of Crackerville Road

August 5th - 6 p.m.
Thompson's Park / Blacktail with Hallie Zolynski and Jocelyn Dodge - Moderate
Explore the Milwaukee Road and its fun and adventurous route!
Meet at: Eagle's Nest parking lot

August 12th - 9 a.m.
Montana Tech to Rocker with Lindsay Mulcahy - Moderate
Discover Montana Technological University's rich history as you explore the campus and surrounding trail.
Meet at: Leonard Field, MontanaTech

August 19th - 9 a.m.
West Side Tour with Mary McCormick - Moderate
Experience the "West Side" with its charming and one-of-a-kind houses, many with historical significance.
Meet at: Leonard Field, MontanaTech

August 26th - 9 a.m.
Durant Canyon with Joel Chavez - Moderate
Learn the comeback story of Silver Bow Creek as you observe the restoration of Durant Canyon.
Meet at: Miles Crossing

For more information:
Health Dept: 497-5020
Archives: 782-3280