This decal is in remembrance of the Granite Mountain/Speculator mine fire in 1917. During the month of June, $1 from every one of these decals sold will go back into the Butte community. Read the full product description below to learn more about this disaster.
The lantern in this decal symbolizes our remembrance of the disaster. By keeping the lantern lit, the miners that perished will always be remembered. The modern day hard hat represents all modern day miners, and their work to not only keep our lights on, but also run our cars and support our houses. If it can’t be grown, it must be mined.
This decal is made with outdoor grade vinyl so it stays on your car, water bottle, laptop, or cell phone easily! If you want to order a custom size, please email Jessica@TrendyAndOrganized.com!
Small Decals- Cars, water bottles, laptops, lunch boxes, etc (6″x3.4″)
Large Decals- laptops, walls, lunch boxes, cars, etc (7″x3.9″)
*Base price is set. Increasing or reducing size of decal may result in a higher cost. Email Jessica@TrendyAndOrganized.com to get a quote.
The North Butte Mining Disaster, commonly known as the Granite Mountain-Speculator Fire was the worst hard-rock mining tragedy in US history. On June 8, 1917, a spark set off a fire in the Granite Mountain Mine, which spread to the Speculator shaft ultimately killing 168 miners. The Speculator Mine was Butte’s second largest copper producer and employed about 1600 men at the time of the fire. Ironically, it was also home to some of the most sophisticated safety measures at the time. Sadly, it was the mine’s advanced ventilation system that fanned the smoke and gas leading to so many of the deaths. These men lost their lives while providing for their families and moving the earth to help nurture the industrial revolution.
Like all of us, these miners were people with stories of their own. We honor those who lost their lives and those who protect their legacy.