Monday, February 21, 2011
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
(Finding this picture, I found if you google the word "time" google gives you the exact time.)So, I've started going to school full time (I was homeschooled) and I haven't had time to blog. I'm going to try to post more often, although I might not post every day. Sorry it's been such a long time!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Yellow fever virus under microscope
Yellow fever is a Flavivirus, like ALL other Flaviviruses there is no cure for yellow fever once you get it, although there is an affective vacination you can get. Yellow fever has causes 30,000 deaths a year, mostly in Africa, and South America. The WHO (the world health organization run by the U.N) has called yellow fever a re-emerging disease (since the 1980s the number of cases has been increasing)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Butte nightlife in the 1930s
By the 1900s Butte was the largest producer of copper in the world. There was a huge demand for copper during this time, because electricity was new and copper was needed for electric wire. Most buildings got electricity at some point, so if you think of every building in America needing electricity, you will have some idea of how in demand copper was. The three men who where in control of the mining companies were William a. Clark, Marcus Daly, and F. Augustus Heinze (these men were known as the "Copper Kings"). These men fought over control of the copper for many years. Eventually, William A. Clark created the Anaconda mining company, and "won" the Copper king war. Clark was making around 17 million a month. His mansion, (The copper king Mansion) cost him $250,000, about a half a days wages for him.
People from all over the world came to Butte to mine in the copper mines. Many people came for better working conditions, higher wages, and a better life for their families. Back when Butte was a boom town it was the biggest north west city in the United States (bigger than Denver, Seattle, and Portland), but today it's population in only about 33,000 and it feels like the biggest ghost town in the world.
uptown Butte today