There are hundreds of amazing things to do in various towns across America. The majestic and quaint community of Anaconda, Montana, surrounded by the Pintler Mountains, is no different. Now, for certain, you won't find a suburban atmosphere when it comes to shopping or the electricity of a city nightclub, but instead, a place that offers a sense of belonging sprinkled with a hip and upcoming vibe and a tinge of traditional and historical staples to balance out an authentic experience. In the late 1800s, Copper King Marcus Daly founded the town of Anaconda while financing the construction of a smelter for silver deposits and, eventually, for copper mining. Although the smelter officially shut down in 1980, native Anacondans and visitors alike still recognize the area as a historic place that thrived during its days as a smelting town and a place that relentlessly works to stay alive.
Nope, it's not Butte. But we discovered a pile of historical facts that all originated in this other important Montana town. When the town in question was to be platted, it's founder wanted to call it "Copperopolis".
Highway driving will not be fun in Montana on Friday in places like Butte, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Polson, Kalispell, Whitefish, Browning, Heart Butte, Shelby, Choteau and much of northeast Montana. Winds of 40 to 50 MPH will not be uncommon.
Andrew Shields has been missing since Saturday, March 12th according to Anaconda/Deer Lodge law enforcement. His vehicle was found running and open, but Shields is still missing. He may be without important medications.