Little Rockies Miner, , Image 1

About Little Rockies Miner (Zortman, Mont.) 1907-19??

Dates available on this site:
July 4, 1907-Dec. 4, 1909
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Geographic coverage:
  • Zortman, Chouteau, Montana
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Contributing institution:
Phillips County Library, Malta, Montana

More about this newspaper

The Little Rocky Mountains is an island of tree-covered buttes that rises abruptly from the surrounding prairie and reaches peaks exceeding 5000 feet. Named for Alabama native Oliver Peter (“Pete”) Zortman, the towns of Zortman and Landusky were active mining camps by 1890. The area would eventually generate $25 million in gold. Charles Whitcomb later built the second largest cyanide mill in the world there, and gold was profitably extracted until the beginning of World War II. The Little Rockies Miner published its first issue on July 4, 1907, boasting: “There is no country on earth presenting greater opportunities to the miter, prospector, business man or the ranchman, than is to be found within the Little Rocky mountains and the country tributary, and its apparent lack of development, is in a large measure due, no doubt, to the fact that the region and its riches were unknown to the outside world.”

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