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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, October 7, 2013

Clark Fortune Made off of Butte Mines in Montana

ClarkAs I have previously discussed, heiress, Huguette Clark, died Tuesday, May 24, at the age of 104. On Friday, September 20, 2013 the attorneys in the Huguette Clark estate battle reached a settlement to distribute the $300 million dollar estate. The fortune was made in the copper mines of Butte, Montana. Two things made the early days in Bannack, Montana: one was the William Clark fortune and the other was Montana state. Despite the fact that the money was funneled to New York, Chicago, and Paris, Butte and other communities in Montana remained. There is still Clark family left in Butte. Some are choosing to embrace the Montana and Butte legacy that created this substantial fortune made possible only before antitrust and income tax.

See Part of Clark Legacy Lives On In Butte, The Montana Standard,  Oct. 3, 2013.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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