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Butte Business College

The Butte Business College opened in 1890 as a training school for office workers, offering general education and specialized courses. By 1916, it boasted of 10,000 graduates, 800 daily attendees, and 14 teachers – “the leading business college in the northwest,” as an advertisement said.

Courses ranged from English, Latin, math, history, and science, to classes focused on shorthand, typewriting skills, bookkeeping, and writing business documents. Teachers taught in three shifts, to accommodate mine shifts. It had a “private department” for students “somewhat backward in their study.” Immigrants also utilized classes to improve their English.

The college, located near Park and Main Streets, closed in 1975.

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