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Walkerville is a town in Silver Bow County, Montana, United States. The population was 675 at the 2010 census. Walkerville is a suburb of Butte. Part of Walkerville is included in the Butte-Anaconda Historic District. Walkerville represents some of the earliest mines in the district and preserves the early mining camp flavor present in the 1890s to 1910s.
Walkerville is a suburb of Butte, Montana and is home to some of the earliest mining sites in the area. These sites attracted many investors to Walkerville in the late 1800s. There were many different types of materials mined depending on the location of a given site. Copper and silver were two of the most commonly mined materials. In 1893, silver prices dropped, but the town’s economy continued to thrive due to its copper production. Walkerville’s economic success continued until 1918 when the end of World War I caused copper prices to drop as well. In 2015, nearly all of the town’s many mines are abandoned. Some of these sites have become very dangerous and plans are being made to restore or remove them.
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