William Andrews Clark, one of Butte’s Copper Kings, was born in Pennsylvania in 1839. After working in quartz mines in Colorado in 1863, Clark made his way to new gold fields to find his fortune in the Montana gold rush. Clark invested his earnings in mining to become a trader, driving mules between Salt Lake City and Montana to transport basic supplies. In Butte, Clark invested in mining properties, where he would make his fortune. In Butte, Clark bought the Columbia Gardens, opened the Paul Clark Home for children, built the Copper King Mansion, and ran newspapers, railroads, and banks. Clark died in his New York City home in 1925.
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