Copper King WA Clark

Copper King William A. Clark

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, 17 W. Quartz St., will continue its Brown Bag Lunch series at noon Wednesday, Jan. 31, with a presentation by Bob Brock about Copper King William A. Clark.

For more than a year, Brock followed the trail of Copper King William Andrews Clark and chronicled his journey to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Jerome, Washington, D.C. and New York City in six installments in the Butte Arts Monthly. Brock will share excerpts and photographs from his series, examining the spoils and costs of Clark’s conquest, and discussing how following the footsteps of a Copper King revealed many deep parallels that still exist between these cities and Butte.

Brock, who grew up in Butte, is a 2001 Butte High graduate and a 2005 history graduate from the University of Montana. For more than a decade he has been a union organizer with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and now, based in Butte, is organizing coordinator for all the western United States.

In his travels, he encounters many links like Clark’s that tie Butte to the rest of the country and Brock chronicles these connections online at

Details: 406-782-3280.


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