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February 27, 2019
17 W Quartz St
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February 27, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Archives Building
The Butte Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, February 27, with a presentation and book signing by Brian James Leech. Leech is the author of The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit, an exhaustively researched and passionate account of the history of Butte and its dramatic relationship with the Berkeley Pit. Leech provides a social and environmental history using oral history interviews and archival finds to explore the lived experience of open-pit copper mining in Butte.
Brian Leech is Associate Professor of History at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where he also serves as Coordinator of its First-Year Inquiry Program. He is currently Secretary of the U.S. Mining History Association. His award-winning research has been published in places like Montana: The Magazine of Western History and The Mining History Journal.