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Copper boom town Butte, Montana, notorious as a lawless town filled with bars and brothels, began to turn around when this noted Butte merchant, a progressive Republican, was elected mayor in 1935 (until 1941) and proclaimed in his inaugural address, "It is doubtful if any city is in a more deplorable physical and financial condition" and set about to clean up the town. TNS, 1p, 8½" X 11", Butte, MT, 1940 August 2. Addressed to Samuel Tuzzo. Very good. On "City of Butte" letterhead noting "Office of Mayor," Hauswirth writes, "It is with pleasure that I add my name to your list of signatures." He signs in full in bold green ink. Fun bit of unusual Old West history. Bookseller Inventory # 31968

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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