The Black Rock Mine
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives’ exhibit for the fall of 2022 will be The Butte & Superior Company’s Black Rock Mine. The exhibit features photographs from the Clemente Liva collection, recently digitized and available to the public for the first time. These stunning images of the Black Rock mine and its surrounding landscape were scanned from the original glass plate negatives and are presented in large format prints on metal.
The exhibit also features displays on a variety of subjects related to the Black Rock mine, including a complete listing of men injured or killed in the mine during its operation from 1880-1930. Visitors to the Archives will also see mineral samples pulled from the depths of the mine in the 1920s alongside a display about the Black Rocks, a semi-pro baseball team that played in the Butte Mines League between 1918-1927. Numerous informative panels, maps, and newspaper clippings tell the story of this remarkable mining operation in great detail.
The exhibit will be open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM.
This exhibit will be on display from October 3rd to December 5th, 2022