It was Wardner Junction, Idaho (now Kellogg) that Levi met his wife, May Arkwright, who owned and operated a boarding house where Levi ate most of his meals. Lucky for Levi, she was the best cook in the West. May was a spirited and adventuresome woman and like Levi, she had a heart of gold, always concerning herself about the rights of workers, women and children.
Shortly after they were married in 1887, Levi (called Al by his friends) was transferred to the new town of Wallace where they bought a two-room shack on a steep hill overlooking the tracks.
The year 1897 was an important milestone in the lives of the Hutton’s when, along with five others, they invested in the Hercules Mine. After pouring money and hard work into their “hole in the ground,” they struck it rich in June of 1901. As millionaires, day-to-day life for the Hutton’s changed, but their values and compassionate spirit remained intact.