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Butte’s Asian Treasure Trove: The Mai Wah

Once a bustling Chinatown, today only a few crumbling brick buildings sit on the block of Mercury Street between Colorado and Main in Uptown Butte. Two of those, the Mai Wah and Wah Chong Tai, house almost all of the remnants from the street’s Chinese past. Built in 1899, the Wah Chong Tai was the […]

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Exploring Butte’s Pasties

Miners called them “letters from home” and what beautifully written letters they were. Packaged in pastry envelopes and containing nothing save beef, cubed potatoes, salt, pepper, and perhaps, the merest hint of an onion, there could be no better letter from home. The miners would take pasties to lunch with them. Without sauce, the pies […]

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