Headframes

Dotting the landscape and skyline of Butte are fourteen tall, black steel structures. Variously called "gallows frames", "gallus frames", or headframes, these mark the remnants of mines that honeycombed the Butte hill. Cables from a mine's hoist house passed over sheave wheels at the top of the frame, lowering miners to their work, transporting mules, equipment and supplies down the shafts and most importantly, bringing up load after load of ore. Seven of the fourteen headframes have been outlined in red lights, part of a campaign to memorialize all of Butte's historic headframes.

Events in Butte
Storybook Theatre at OGCT
Butte, MT
Sep 8 - May 18
OGCT: Disney’s “Newsies”
Butte, MT
Oct 24 - Oct 28
Haunted Underground: Zombies Return
Butte, MT
Oct 26 - Oct 27
Freaker’s Ball
Butte, MT
Oct 27
Kids’ Fall Festival
Butte, MT
Oct 28
Uptown Open House
Butte, MT
Nov 11
Winter Bazaar
Butte, MT
Nov 17 - Nov 18
  • Address:
  • 1000 George Street
  • Butte, MT 59701
  • Mailing Address:
  • 1000 George Street
  • Butte, MT 59701
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