A Verdigris Legacy: The far reach of Copper King William Andrews Clark

 

Bob Brock

Bob Brock

The Yellowstone Gateway Museum’s final Culture of the 19th Century speaker series program is on Wednesday, May 8. “A Verdigris Legacy: The far reach of Copper King William Andrews Clark” is presented by historian and writer Robert Brock. The free program is held at 7:00 pm at Park Photo, 115 S. Main St., Livingston. This is a rescheduled program.

For more than a year, Brock followed the trail of Montana Copper King William Andrews Clark and chronicled his journey to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Jerome, Arizona, Washington D.C. and New York City in six installments in the Butte Arts Monthly.  He shares excerpts and photographs from his series, and examine how, like the verdigris patina of copper, the spoils and costs of Clark’s conquest have weathered the decades, revealing many deep parallels that still exist between these cities and Montana. The complete series is available at www.coresamples.blog.  

Brock is a fourth-generation Montanan from Butte and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in history in 2005. For more than a decade he has been a union organizer with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and now, based in Butte, is organizing coordinator for the western United States. In his travels, he frequently encounters powerful influences from Montana’s rich history, and tries through writing to share the story in both the Treasure State and the places Montana helped establish.

Copper King William A. Clark

Copper King William A. Clark

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