Butte's Irish Heart

Butte's Irish Heart

The neighborhoods of St. Mary’s Parish in Butte, Montana, were some of the first settled by immigrants coming to work in Butte’s copper mines in the early 1900s. Most families were Irish and Cornish, and they lived in neighborhoods called Dublin Gulch, Corktown, Sunnyside, Muckerville, and Anaconda Road...

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Montana Ghost Stories

Coming Home

Perhaps the most scrutinized and documented of Montana cities, Butte and Anaconda possess great material and cultural incongruities that continue to intrigue and beguile: natural beauty versus industrial landscape, great wealth...

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Lodestar

Lodestar

Riverbend is pleased to be distributing Lodestar by Sarie Mackay, which tells the story of young Persis Allen. Persis travels west to marry a successful railroad baron in 1880 and begin a life of adventure with him in Territorial Montana.  Persis arrives in Helena and finds a wild, unruly place of dreams, characters and outlaws,  a place that sends cowards home and forces the courageous to stand tall. 

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BUTTE TRIVIA

Butte Trivia

Butte is unique among Montana cities—some say it is unique among cities anywhere—and now there is a book that proves it. Butte Trivia by longtime Butte resident George Everett is packed with 720 eye-opening questions and answers about the state’s most raucous and rollicking town. From Butte’s wide-open years to modern times, this book mines Butte’s richest veins of astounding facts and figure...

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COPPER CAMP: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana

Copper Camp: The Lusty Story of Butte, Montana

The classic Montana book by the Writer’s Project tells it all! From the miners to the kids to the girls of the line, Copper Camp is the people's story of the Richest Hill on Earth during its wild and wide-open heydey.

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THE WAR OF THE COPPER KINGS

The War of the Copper Kings

The jaw-dropping "real" story of the legendary corruption and bribery in Butte, Montana during the rich copper mining era.

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THE STORY OF MARY MACLANE

The Story of Mary MacLane

The sensational book that turned a Montana teenager into a worldwide celebrity. A breathtaking tour de force about life, love, and longing.

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REMEMBERING THE COLUMBIA GARDENS

Remembering the Columbia Gardens

Using historical photographs, rare home movies, and firsthand accounts, the history and myth of the beloved amusement park in Butte, Montana, is recreated.

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