Shattered Frontier – ( Copper Kings )
By 1876, Butte had become a prosperous silver camp with over 1,000 inhabitants. Marcus Daly arrived that year representing the Walker brothers, entrepreneurs from Salt Lake City. His mission was to inspect the Alice Mine for possible purchase by the brothers. Daly purchased the mine and successfully managed it for the Walkers. Thus the town of Walkerville, which overlooks the city of Butte, sprang up.
by C. E. Covington