Fascinating Accounts of Chinese/Americans Who Inhabited Butte MT (video footage within)


Butte is truly a city comprised of multiple interesting facets and one of those is the Chinese culture which still to this day is a strong part of what has shaped city’s character.

BUTTE – “Butte will be celebrating the early Chinese/Americans who helped build the Mining City.

“The Chinese were instrumental in building Montana and Butte and whether that was cutting timber building the railroads or, as in here in Butte, operating a lot of different kinds of businesses,” said Mai Wah Society board member Pat Munday.

The Chin family operated the Mai Wah Noodle Parlor and the mercantile store in what was once a thriving Chinatown in the area of Mercury and Main streets. In the early 20th Century, they served the thousands of miners coming off shift.”

You can read the rest of the story here. By: John Emeigh KPAX8

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