Additional Information and Resources for Chapter
Names of the Anaconda Copper Company
Why Did William A. Clark and Marcus Daly
Hate Each Other?
Columbia Gardens: William A.
Clark's Happy Legacy
Woman Suffrage or Women's Suffrage?
Websites and Online Lesson Plans
Montana State Legislature website lists classroom resources,
including links to organizations involved in promoting civics education
and "A Student's Guide to the Montana Legislature."
For a model lesson on analyzing political cartoons, see the Library of
"It's No Laughing Matter: Analyzing Political Cartoons" or
"Lesson Plan: Analyzing Election Cartoons."
Butte historian George Everett has created a good summary of
Explore Helena using the booklet
Camp to Capitol: Step
into Helena's Past. By comparing the historical photographs
contained within to the streetscape today, students can gain an
understanding of how Helena grew and an appreciation for the buildings
that remain to reflect the community's rich history.
"The Fragile Western Biome" is a lesson created by PBS to accompany
its 8-part series, The West. It explores the impact of American
westward expansion, in particular the mining industry, on the ecosystems
of the West.
Videos or DVDs
Chapter One, "When Copper Was King," (22 minutes) and Chapter Ten,
"The Anaconda Mining Company," (16 minutes) of
Montana Mosaic: 20th-Century People and Events. (Check your
library. OPI donated a copy of this DVD to every public school in
The DVD is also available as streaming video.)
Paupers Dream: Tribute to the Montana Hard Rock Miner, Joseph
Campanella - 58 minutes.
Hidden Fire: The Great Butte Explosion - 60 minutes.
Remembering the Columbia Gardens - 60 minutes.
State Park, 24 miles southwest of Dillon
Copper King Mansion, Butte
World Museum of
Helena (Use the booklet Camp to Capital: Step into Helena's Past,
by Ellen Baumler et al, for a self-guided tour or arrange a tour with
Montana Historical Society interpretive historian Ellen Baumler firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Montana State Capitol, Helena
Original Governors Mansion, Helena
Butte miners, ca. 1910, Montana Historical Society
Photo Archives Lot 8 Box 1/9.12
May Day, 1916, photo by Edward Reinig, Montana
Historical Society Photo Archives PAc 74-104
Miner's Union Day, Granite, MT, photo by Hower,
Philipsburg, MT, Montana Historical Society Photo Archives 947-770
"He voted for Helena, likewise for Grover,"
Hamilton Western News, Montana, August 22, 1894, Montana
Historical Society Library