Join author Brenda Wahler as she brings to life Copper King Marcus Daly’s secretive and formative early years to life.
Born in 1841 to tenant farmers, Marcus Daly came from rural Ireland to New York as a boy. Having learned the big city’s harsh lessons, he traveled west to the gold and silver mining camps of California, Nevada, Utah, and Montana.
Then, a spectacular discovery in the Anaconda Mine made him one of Montana’s famed Copper Kings.Yet his early life remained shrouded in myth. Daly was famous for his machinations in state politics and for shaping Butte into the “Richest Hill on Earth,” but his path from farm boy to mining king has been overlooked.