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Students from the Montana School of Mines (now Montana Tech) constructed a large "M" on the Butte. The three seniors of the Class of 1910 spearheaded the effort. The M was originally 75 feet wide. All 50 students from the school hauled up water and lime to whitewash the M. Two years later, serifs were added to the M to make it 90 feet wide. In 1962, the M was wired with 130 bulbs and is still illuminated at night. In 1978, the M was wired to flash a "V" when the local athletes had a victory.
This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Butte and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.
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