Quotation by for the State of Montana

The Butte citizen's blood pressure rises and falls with the price of copper. He opposes war "and yet, when you come to think of it, war would probably raise the price of copper and increase work and wages ..." Sometimes he is half-convinced that Butte is the real capital of the United States and copper instead of gold the proper standard of values. If he is a miner, or has friends or near relatives in the mines, he is often grim and worried. Butte's streets are crowded nightly with persons intent upon a round of pleasure in bars and gambling places, some seeking to forget the fears of daily existence.
For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Montana: A State Guide Book (The WPA Guide to Montana), p. 8, in "The General Background," Viking Press (1939).
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