Montana Standard editor David McCumber reflects upon Butte's M&M Cigar Store, which burned on May 7, 2021.
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There’s nothing left but piles of bricks and charred rubble where the M&M Cigar Store served as an anchor icon to Uptown Butte for 130 years.
The fire that destroyed the historic M&M Cigar Store on May 7 reminded us all that we’ve been down this road before — many, many times. With the number of major fires Butte has sustained since its infancy, it’s truly a miracle the town has remained standing.