Marcus Daly Statue

Bronze sculpture by Augustus St. Gaudens completed in 1907

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Marcus Daly

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 2006

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Description 

The statue, sculpted by Augustus St. Gaudens, is a larger than life bronze of the copper king Marcus Daly standing at ease, coat on arm and battered hat in hand. It stands on a massive granite stele, stepped in from a broader granite plinth, both made of granite blocks.

It was originally unveiled September 2, 1907 in the center of Main Street in front of what is now the Mike Mansfield Federal Building. The statue was moved to its present location at the entrance to the Montana Tech campus on June 25, 1941.

It is inscribed: AVGVSTVS SAINT-GAUDENS ASPET MCMV: MARCUS DALY/A PIONEER MINER WHO FIRST DEVELOPED/THE FAMOUS PROPERTIES ON THE HILL/OVERLOOKING THE SITE OF THIS MEMORIAL/WHICH IS ERECTED BY HIS FELLOW CITIZENS/IN TRIBUTE TO HIS NOBLE TRAITS OF CHARACTER/IN GRATEFUL REMEMBERANCE OF HIS GOOD DEEDS/AND IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SPLENDID/SERVICES HE RENDERED AS A BUILDER/OF THE CITY OF BUTTE AND THE STATE/OF MONTANA/ERECTED AD 1906

Update Log 

  • May 29, 2019: New photos from Richard Doody
  • July 7, 2018: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody