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Montana / Copper Industry #291445

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 01, 1983
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(Studio) Accidental discovery of copper vein in Montana during 19th century recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Butte, MT) Importance of copper mining to region recalled; impact on town of Anaconda mining company closing last mine examined. Films shown. [Tom TRACEY - describes impact of losing job.] [Anaconda spokesperson John CALCATERRA - explains financial necessity for closing mines.] [Cnty. executive Don PEOPLES - acknowledges economy impact on Butte.] Butte's cultural and econ. history recalled; photos shown. [Unemployed MINERS - comment on plight.] [PRIEST - prays for unemployed.] Catholic Church's financial pledge mentioned. [Ted and Tommie McDERMOTT - hope he returns to work.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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