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Old 09-11-2007, 11:08 AM
 
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Anybody know how Anaconda got its name? I asked a guy who lived there and he did not know. Anybody?
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:33 PM
 
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Anaconda is named after the Anaconda copper mine, later the Anaconda Company, in Butte, Montana. Named by Marcus Daly, and developed around the Copper Smelter built there.

Almost ended up being the Capitol of the state of Montana.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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The original Anaconda mine in Butte was named by an Irish immigrant named Thomas Hickey. Hickey was a Union soldier in the Civil war, and read that Horace Greeley had written that the Union army would "encircle Lee's forces and crush them like a giant anaconda".

The rest as they say is history.

For more info read "Anaconda Montana", by Patrick F. Morris.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I was surprised when I went into a used book store up in Deer lodge and it had a whole section on the area history. Many books no longer in print as well.
Very good source of info.

Then the library in Anaconda is 2 floors and packed with books.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:44 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Anaconda has a nice summer festival in the park with the trout infested Warm Springs Creek right there. Also a great little camping spot is right over in the next draw called Lost Creek State Park. It's a little hole in the wall campground with a nice little waterfall and trail. As far as pot holes in the streets go, you can take your choice, pot holes or high taxes ! Anaconda seems to be just another wonderful little Montana town but I've never lived there, only visited many times as a vendor at the fun craft show there.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:59 PM
 
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Thanks for the info on the towns name, I've always wondered.
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Old 09-12-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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I take it you end up at the Art in The Park in July or August that is usually a pretty good packed event.



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Anaconda has a nice summer festival in the park with the trout infested Warm Springs Creek right there. Also a great little camping spot is right over in the next draw called Lost Creek State Park. It's a little hole in the wall campground with a nice little waterfall and trail. As far as pot holes in the streets go, you can take your choice, pot holes or high taxes ! Anaconda seems to be just another wonderful little Montana town but I've never lived there, only visited many times as a vendor at the fun craft show there.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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When mentioning Georgetown and Wisdom you passed over Silver Lake...that's the smaller lake before Georgetown. It's 12 miles out of Anaconda. We have a nice cabin on the backside of this lake and I can't spend enough time there!! In spring, summer and fall, i'm counting down weekdays to get out of town and head to that area. There are also the sapphire mines past georgetown and into phillipsburg, and let's not forget about the ghost towns. There is so much to do and see in that area I never can get enough.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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Yep Silver lake is pretty but we usually turn and head up into Storm Lake. Great and fairly quiet place.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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I just found that place this summer!! wow! no words can even describe the beauty huh? There is a logging road that actually comes across the old toungsten mine(part of it's on our property) and comes out on that road there. it's a little rocky but is well worth the drive across or even to hike it as there is so much to take in. if you look close enough you will find the huckleberries(small but good), the wild orchids called lady slippers and after a good rain the shaggy mains (mushrooms) as everywhere....they are awesome browned in butter.
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