Jim Murray’s Holdings

Murray, an Irish Catholic immigrant with no formal education, entered the Montana Territory with a few dollars in his pocket in 1863. This is a compilation of his holdings from various sources. With his penchant for hiding his assets under names of others, it is very difficult to find all of his assets.

Mining Interests*

  • Smokehouse lode (1880)

    Smokehouse Lode

    Smokehouse Mine, Butte, MT

  • Keystone Gold and Silver Mining Company (1880)
  • Washoe Lode (1881)
  • Artic Lode (1883)
  • Blackfoot Mine (1883)
  • Stella Lode (1892)
  • Bluebird Mine (1892)
  • Alex Scott Mine (1896)
  • Rialto (1889)
  • Hesperus (1897)
  • Longfellow Mine (1897)
  • Silver King Mine (1898)
  • New Copper Company (1901)
  • Gem Mine (1901)
  • Belle Marsh Mine (Idaho (1902)
  • Late Acquisition Mine (1902)
  • Acquisition-Balm Copper Mining Company (1902)
  • Bear Gulch Mine (1902)
  • Silver King Mining Company (Arizona, 1903)
  • Oil Wells (Montana, 1904)
  • Deer Creek Oil Company (Wyoming, 1904)
  • Ticon Mine (1904)
  • Adirondack Mine (1904)
  • Basin Gulch Syndicate (1905)
  • Hackberry Consolidated Mining Company (Arizona, 1919)

*Located in Montana unless otherwise noted

Banks

  • James A. Murray Bank (Deer Lodge, 1868)
  • James A Murray Bank Butte

    James A. Murray Bank in Butte, MT today

    James A. Murray Bank (Butte, 1873)

  • National Bank of Republic (Salt Lake City, 1890)
  • First National Bank of Pocatello (Pocatello, 1897)
  • American Savings (Seattle, 1902)
  • First Savings Bank (Pocatello, 1903)
  • Bankers Trust Company (Tacoma, 1914)
  • First State Bank of Livingston (1922)

Water Companies

  • Pocatello, Idaho (1893)
  • Livingston Water Works (1904)
  • San Diego (1910)

Hotels and Hot Springs

  • Hunter Hot Springs (1897)

    Birds Eye View of Hunters Hot Springs

    Hunter’s Hot Springs

  • Mendenhall Sanatorium and Hot Springs (1899)
  • Boulder Hot Springs (1909)
  • Broadwater Hotel and Hot Springs (1917)

 

Real Estate

  • Saloon (1873)
  • Grand Opera House (Butte)
  • American Bank Building (Seattle, 1904)
  • Arctic Building (Seattle, 1911)
  • Liberty Building (Seattle, 1911)
  • Seven hundred acres (El Cajon, 1910)
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    Clark Chateau

    Clark Chateau (Acquired through foreclosure, 1915)

 

Personal Notes:

  • Semloh Hotel & G.S. Holmes, $300,000 (1919)
  • Various individual miners $700,000
  • Beck’s Hot Springs $35,000 (1919)
  • Livingston Hotel, $75,000 (1920)
  • Ed Fletcher, $75,000 (1921)
  • Charles Clark (son of W.A. Clark), $27,596.70 (1920)

 

Casa Los Olas

Monterey, CA Residence

Personal Residence

 

  • Murray Hacienda (California, 1904)

 

Judge

  • Judge Spears (1897)

 

Newspapers:

  • Monterey Daily Cypress (1907)
  • Pocatello Chronicle (1916)
  • Butte Bulletin (1918, Financing only)

Jewelry

  • Jim Murray, Carried up to $30,000 in diamonds in his pocket
  • Mary Murray had $500,000 in jewelry
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Celtic Cross for Serra’s first landing

Monuments

 

  • Father Junipero Serra’s fist landing location in California (1906)
  • John Maguire gravesite (1909)
  • Henderson Gulch Miners (1914)

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