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.

2022 Hike Through History Schedule

July 14 - 9 a.m.
Greenway Trail: Silver Bow to Ramsay with Dori Skrukrud 
Discover the Greenway Trail and the restoration along this portion of the trail from Silver Bow to Ramsay.
Meet at: Silver Bow Station
Skill Level: Beginner - Mostly flat terrain, paved

July 21 - 9 a.m.
Butte's Commerical District Tour with Mary McCormick
Learn about the architecture and history of buildings in Uptown Butte’s commercial district. 
Meet at: Parking lot at Park and Dakota Streets. Click for map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on paved streets

July 28 - 9 a.m.
Stope Books with Tony Roth
What is a stope book? Come find out and learn about the underground mine tunnels that exist below Butte’s surface.
Meet at: Foreman's Park parking lot on Little Minah Street. Click for map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on paved streets

August 4 - 9 a.m.
Cabbage Patch / 1895 Great Explosion with Jim McCarthy
Visit the surviving remnants of Butte’s forgotten ghetto before continuing down to the warehouse district to learn of the 1895 Kenyon-Connell Explosion.
Meet at: Corner of Arizona and Mercury Streets. Click for map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on paved streets

August 11 - 9 a.m.
Centerville Neighborhood with John Coles
Take a walk through one of Butte’s neighborhoods with stories shared by a local.
Meet at: Parking lot at Mountain Con Hoist House on East Center Street. Click for map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on paved streets

August 18 - 9 a.m.
Copper Mountain Sports Complex with Jon Sesso
Come explore the reclamation work behind one of Butte’s best parks and all that it has to offer! 
Meet at: Copper Mountain parking lot. Click for map.
Skill Level: Beginner – Mostly flat terrain, paved

August 25 - 9 a.m.
Thompson Park with Jocelyn Dodge 
Get away from it all without getting too far away! Explore the Milwaukee Road and its fun and adventurous route through Thompson Park.
Meet at: Eagle's Nest parking lot. Click for 
map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on dirt

September 1 - 9 a.m.
Top of the World to the Lexington Mine with Pat Cunneen and Mary McCormick
View Butte from this high point of the Summit Valley. Then continue through the landscape to the Lexington Mine.  
Meet at: Top of the World parking lot. Click for 
map.
Skill Level: Moderate – Incline on dirt and paved streets

September 8 - 9 a.m.
Cemetery Tour with Aubrey Jaap and Lindsay Mulcahy
Come for a haunting walk through Mount Moriah Cemetery and learn about some of those interned there as well as the symbolism behind their intricate headstones.
Meet at: Mount Moriah Cemetery, South Montana Street. Click for
 map.
Skill Level: Beginner – Mostly flat terrain, paved or grass

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