RICHEST HILL

Month: April 2019

Episode 03: First And Last Warning

In August 1917, Frank Little was the victim of a grisly murder in Butte. Little was a labor organizer who came to Butte to unify and radicalize Butteโ€™s miners in their fight against the Anaconda Mining Company for higher wages and safer working conditions. Most historians believe that the Anaconda Company was behind Littleโ€™s killing, but no one knows for sure. A note pinned to his underwear threatened, โ€œOthers take notice: first and last warning,โ€ along with the numbers 3-7-77, the calling card of frontier vigilantes.