Copper King Mansion
In Montana High Wide and Handsome, Joseph Kinsey Howard wrote of William Andrews Clark that "never a dollar got away from him that didn't come back stuck to another..."
William Andrews Clark was born January 8, 1839 in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Following graduation from law school, he made his way west to stake a claim near Bannack, MT, but quickly learned he was better at helping others manage their findings. He quickly amassed a growing fortune through his many mining and banking ventures, at one point having an income that was recorded at about $17 million dollars a month.
When he decided to build his Butte home, the cost of the Copper King Mansion at the time, estimated at about a half-million dollars, represented a half-day's income for him. By 1900, Clark had amassed a personal fortune estimated at $50,000,000 and was considered one of the wealthiest men in the world. Tours available plus a bed and breakfast. Call 406/782-7580 for more information.