Date 2023-08-09 - 2023-08-09
Time 12:00 p.m.
Location 17 West Quartz

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series on Wednesday, August 9, with MDT historian Jon Axline, who will discuss Harding Way. Connecting Butte to points east with a good highway finally came to fruition in the early 1920s. Harding Way, named for President Warren G. Harding, was an atypical mountain highway. Passing through Thompson Park, it was designed not only as a commercial highway but also as a weekend getaway route for Butte’s residents. Today, the highway still looks much as it did in the early part of the twentieth century and provides the same opportunities for Montanans as it did a century ago. Axine’s presentation will feature the history of the road, what makes it special, and his efforts to list the route on the National Register of Historic Places.

The presentation will begin at noon and run for about an hour at the Archives, 17 W. Quartz. Guests are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. Coffee and water will be provided. Brown Bag Lunches are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month. For more information, contact the Archives at (406) 782-3280.