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Old 08-10-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Kingman - Anaconda
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Sorry no kids so won't be able to assist there. Dairy Queen appears to be the kids hangout during the summer though.


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The job is at the state hospital, so I don't have much of a choice in which to live as I don't want a long commute. I have been to Anaconda and to Butte.

Rambrush: Do you have any kids in school? Does the school offer any activities in Anaconda?
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Keep in mind the Skalkaho pass is closed half the year.

Anaconda may have been the place to live when the mine was open but it's been shut down for decades. The mine closing was hard on Butte but I think it was even harder on Anaconda. Just a few years ago there are parts of town where the entire block is for sale. Sometimes as one unit. You could buy 4,5,6 houses at once. There are areas outside Anaconda that are nice but there are also nice areas outside Butte and Deer Lodge.

I lived in Butte for five years and I thought the locals were very welcoming. Maybe not at first but once they realized you were there to be a part of the community they were the friendliest bunch I've ever met. They really do care about one another. I've never seen so many fundraising efforts to pay for medical bills, travel expenses for local sports or academic teams, restoration efforts, etc.

I do agree with another poster though, it's not my favorite area of Montana. All three ciites are depressing.
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Old 08-24-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Kind of OT, but please, please, please don't pronounce thr town's name as "Andaconda"!!! I'm not suggesting that I think you do or would pronounce it that way, but many people do. I even had some clients who were from there, and referred to it as "Andaconda". Every time I hear it, I want to slap the person.
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Old 08-24-2013, 09:43 PM
 
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People from Butte and Anaconda do pronounce it "And-da-con-da" and hence can sift the newcomers quickly when they do not.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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People from Butte and Anaconda do pronounce it "And-da-con-da" and hence can sift the newcomers quickly when they do not.
Uh, no. Some might mispronounce it that way, but not many. Kind of like pronuncing the state capital as "Hel-ee-na" or "Hel-ay-na".
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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For as far back as I can remember growing up in Montana, it has always been And-a-con-da. I think it has something to do with all of the immigrants that worked in that area, Welsh, Irish, Serbians, Croatians, etc.

Same reason we have things like pastys, (a pastry wrapped around leftovers from last nights supper, the Welsh referred to them as "a letter from 'ome), and other idiosyncracies endemic to that area.

If someone says Hel-EE-na instead of Helena, I know they come from someplace else. I always tell them it is pronounced the same as the phrase, going to "Hell-in-a" handbasket

Lots of local names have local pronuciations, I wouldn't let it bother me though, part of being a unique part of the country.

Yes, An-a-cond-a may be the proper pronuctiation when talking about a large snake, but the old smelter town that nearly became the state capital will always be And-a-con-da to many old timers with the regional accent.

Part of living near Butte, America which came about because immigrants were told by their relations to go through America to get to Butte like it was a seperate nation or something
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:17 PM
 
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For as far back as I can remember growing up in Montana, it has always been And-a-con-da. I think it has something to do with all of the immigrants that worked in that area, Welsh, Irish, Serbians, Croatians, etc.

Same reason we have things like pastys, (a pastry wrapped around leftovers from last nights supper, the Welsh referred to them as "a letter from 'ome), and other idiosyncracies endemic to that area.

If someone says Hel-EE-na instead of Helena, I know they come from someplace else. I always tell them it is pronounced the same as the phrase, going to "Hell-in-a" handbasket

Lots of local names have local pronuciations, I wouldn't let it bother me though, part of being a unique part of the country.

Yes, An-a-cond-a may be the proper pronuctiation when talking about a large snake, but the old smelter town that nearly became the state capital will always be And-a-con-da to many old timers with the regional accent.

Part of living near Butte, America which came about because immigrants were told by their relations to go through America to get to Butte like it was a seperate nation or something

Kind of like some folks who get their "pronuciations" and "pronuctiation" wrong.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Probably, I'm just another po' dum hick
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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well if you are used to winter driving then I would say Butte. Although the other towns are "quainter"- Butte has more amenities such as they are.

I knew a kid whose parents drove him to Butte weekly to play Yugio/Pokemon.....even in the dead of winter hahahaha

If you are not used to winter driving then I would suggest Deerlodge as then you would have mostly only the interstate for commute.
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