Butte is a mining town, known as the Richest Hill on Earth. The first major gold strike in the area took place in 1862, yet gold was not the crowning mineral of Butte. No, Butte’s story is one of copper, smelting, and kings. In 1881 the Anaconda Copper Mine was purchased by Marcus Daly, and by 1915, the mine was the largest producer of copper in the world. This itinerary will lead you through Butte, America allowing you to dive into the rich and diverse cultural history of Southwest Montana. Immigrants came from all over to strike it rich in the area and their influence can still be seen today.