In the summer of 1923, Butte was in all her glory. People flocked to the city from all over the world as word spread of the mining craze. The Anaconda Mining Company was on it's way to becoming one of the largest company is the world and it seemed as though there was no end in site for the growing prosperity.
On Friday, June 29, 1923, in the midst of boomtown madness, our nation's president Warren G. Harding came to visit Butte, Montana, to see for himself what all the commotion was about.
On Thursday, prior to Harding's visit the Butte Daily Post ran a special section in its daily paper commemorating the historic visit.
The section focused on presidential issues but also mentions a story that claims Butte Daily 'Post Carriers Regular as U.S. Mail' in which the author applauds the work of newspaper deliver boys who are typically “unreliable” and “irresponsible.”
Other headlines from the section include “When Roosevelt Was a Guest in Butte,” “When in Butte Taft Had a Good Time,” “The President's Visit,” “President Grant Drove the Last Northern Pacific Spike,” “Butte's the Best in the West,” “Harding's Timely Talks” and “Butte, the Best Known Ming City in the World.”
These amazing articles paired with two amazing cover illustrations and two photo galleries titled “Attractive Civic Buildings in Butte” and “Butte Scenic Beauties” make this historic news section a sight to behold.