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    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
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    • 1st picture of the gold mining town of Maiden, Montana in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, Montana.
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • A residence, laundry and a boarding house. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe”...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
    • Maiden, Montana; Freighting;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
    • Freighting;
    • Last bull team from Maiden, Montana
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1886
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Overview of the gold mining town of Maiden in the Judith Mountains.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1887
    • Gold Mining; Spotted Horse Mill;
    • This was the Spotted Horse stamp mill. The machinery was originally in the collar Gulch Mill and purchased by Perry McAdow and moved to Spotted Horse. This was in the bottom of spotted Horse Gulch near where the concrete tailings dam presently...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1887
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Overview of the gold mining town of Maiden in the Judith Mountains in 1887.
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1887
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Funeral procession on left and the last bull team of Bull Phipps (s), Step Falks or W. G. Allen on the right. The white specks on the street in front of the teams are playing cards thrown out from the gambling halls.
    • Children in school yard, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1888
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    • Lewistown Main Street. The first school house is on the right side with school children in yard next to the school. A fence surrounds the school and yard. Main Street is in front of the school. Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Marching band on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1888
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • A marching band is parading down the middle of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. This scene shows the 400 block of Main Street from 4th Avenue with the Choice Grocery Store, the Crowley Stable and other buildings on the right-hand side of the...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1890
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Looking west down Montana Street. Prior to the big fire of 1905. Circa 1890's. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden...
    • Early Pioneers at Lewistown, Montana

    • 1891
    • T. C. Powers Bros. Store;
    • T. C. Powers & Bro. store on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue. The buildings on the left are saloons on the south side of Main Street on the 300 block.
    • Culver Home and Studio, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1892
    • Photographers;
    • Culver Studio is on the left and the Culver home is on the right. William Culver was the first photographer to set up a business in Lewistown. He moved to Lewistown from Maiden, Montana in 1886.
    • William Fergus family, Box Elder Creek, Montana

    • 1892
    • Fergus family
    • Mr. and Mrs. William (brother of James Fergus) Fergus seated in the center with their grandchildren, sons and daughters of Christina and David Hilger, surrounding them.
    • Landusky, Montana

    • 1896
    • Landusky, Montana;
    • Landusky was named after Powell “Pike” Landusky. Pike Landusky and Bob Orman discoved a gold mine in 1893 which developed into a boom town.
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1896-1897
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Used in U.S. Geological survey report of 1896-97, p. 512. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880,...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1896-1897
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin...
    • Virginia, Octave, and Lena Lucier.

    • 1898
    • Lucier family;
    • Octave and Virginia were married December 24, 1873 in Massachusetts. They came Montana by wagon and arrived in Reed's Fort, Montana, July 4, 1883. They settled in Maiden, Montana, and he worked for the Maginnis Mining Co. They homesteaded 17 miles...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1898
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 223 W. Main, the building on the right was the Bank of Fergus County. It was built in 1886-87. It burned in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1905. Later the bank built the Montana Building across the street and moved in 1917. The Lewistown Hotel...
    • Company I leaving for the Philippines

    • 1898
    • Spanish-American War;
    • Three teams of horses pulling two wagons full of men heading off to the Spanish-American War in the Philippines, May, 1898.
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1899-10-28
    • Soldiers; Spanish-American War;
    • Groups of people and soldiers with buggies, wagons and parade floats walking from west side of Lewistown towards the main part of Lewistown. The men were returning from the Spanish-American War in the Philippines on October 28, 1899.
    • Dorothy Jones and her cousin Gust Edward Rosene.

    • 1900
    • Homesteads;
    • Both Gust Rosene and William Jones worked for the railroad in Waubay, S.D. They met and married 2 sisters Sophia and Anna B. Randall in Waubay. When the railroad moved into Montana they moved also and Gust went into his own dray business. William...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1900
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall mine first gold mill, Kendall, Montana. The Kendall Mining District, located in the North Moccasin Mountain Range, produced 450,000 ounces of gold from 1900 through 1942 from ores averaging 0.25 ounce gold per ton. Harry T. Kendall, a...
    • Hanging of Billy Calder, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1900-03-16
    • Hangings; Calder, Billy 1875-1900;
    • Undersheriff Lincoln P. Slater and Dr. Wilson (right) standing beside Billy Calder as the undersheriff put the rope over Billy Calder's head, March 16, 1900 in Lewistown, Montana.
    • Hanging of Billy Calder, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1900-03-16
    • Hangings; Calder, Billy 1875-1900;
    • Undersheriff Lincoln P. Slater and Dr. Wilson (right) standing beside Billy Calder as the undersheriff put the rope over Billy Calder's head, March 16, 1900 in Lewistown, Montana.
    • Man on a horse.

    • 1900-1909
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The street behind him is Broadway at the corner of 5th Avenue north.
    • Power Mercantile.

    • 1900-1909
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 302 W. Main Street. Photo taken in 1904.
    • Ladies at Utica, Montana

    • 1901
    • Utica, Montana; Waite family;
    • Louisa Waite (#2) with Charles Waite in baby buggie on the steet of Utica, Montana.
    • Charles Waite on horse.

    • 1901
    • Utica, Montana; Waite family;
    • Charles Waite on horse in front of his dad's (Walter Waite) livery stable in Utica.
    • Construction of the Power Mercantile Co., Lewistown, Montana

    • 1901
    • Power Mercantile Co.;
    • Beginning of the construction of the Power Mercantile Building, 302 W. Main, Lewistown, Montana in 1901. The floor is laid and a partial wall of locally quarried sandstone is on the right side. Part of the Montana Hardware building is on the right.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1901
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • 3 wooden gold ore leeching tanks in the 1st gold mill built by Harry Kendall on his mine property at Kendall, Montana. The tanks were filled with crushed gold ore and covered with a solution of cyanide and water which "leeches" through the ore and...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • The start of the "open cut" of the Kendall Gold Mining Company. The ore is hauled directly from the open cut to the firest gold mill by man power operated ore cars. View in the "open cut" workings in the huge ore body of the Kendall Gold Mine. The...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mines; Kendall, Montana;
    • The Kendall Mining District, located in the North Moccasin Mountain Range, produced 450,000 ounces of gold from 1900 through 1942 from ores averaging 0.25 ounce gold per ton. Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims...
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Belanger's Store;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Lewistown, Montana grade school faculty

    • 1903
    •  
    • Standing left to right: Minnie Stewart Tessell, Bess Dwight, Elizabeth Peebles Pfaus, Clara Main. Sitting: Abbie Larned, Marion Weldon Conger, Cora Ward Watson, E. O. Busenburg (principal), Mercy Jackson, Jennie Fulton Farries, Date Doolittle.
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1903
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Palace Meat Market, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1904
    • Meat Markets;
    • Palace meat market 407 W. Main. It was owned by the Slater Bros (Christopher John, William A. and Henry N.). John Slater and Chris Tomberg (meat cutter) are shown in the photo. This building was taken down and Charlie Richards built a stone...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1904
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Bank of Fergus county is on the right. Lewistown Hotel was built in 1882-83 by Frank Moshner for Judge Toombs. It was later owned by Mr. Hortop. At the time it burned in 1904 it was owned by Frank E. Wright. The Bank of Fergus County was damaged to...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1905
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains; Surveying.
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1905
    •  
    • View of Fifth Avenue South looking from southeast to northwest, 1905.
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1905
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Looking towards the southwest. After the fire in 1905. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880,...
    • Moore, Montana

    • 1905
    • Moore, Montana;
    • Moore, Montana was named after a Mr. Moore of Philadelphia who rendered financial help to Richard A. Harlow when he was building the Jaw Bone Railroad from Harlowton to Lewistown. Moore’s first post office opened in 1904. The first elevator in...
    • Moore, Montana

    • 1905
    • Moore, Montana;
    • Moore, Montana was named after a Mr. Moore of Philadelphia who rendered financial help to Richard A. Harlow when he was building the Jaw Bone Railroad from Harlowton to Lewistown. Moore’s first post office opened in 1904. The first elevator in...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1906
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Dr. Smith's office. “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1906
    • Libraries; Buggies;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Class of 1906, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1906
    •  
    • View of seventeen members of the Fergus High School class of 1906. Each person is holding a diploma. Back row: Georgia Stuart, Charles Groupe, Elizabeth Phillips, Etheta Daugherty, Henrietta Von Tobel, Ann Hobensack, Madge Eldridge; Center row:...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1906-1909
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • View shows the trestle and electric engine which hauled the ore trains from the Santiago Gold Mine to the Kendall mill where it was processsed. At the back is the entrance to the "Open Cut" of the Kendall Mine. A part of the mill of the Kendall...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1906-1941
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1907
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Part 4 of 4 part photograph. Overview Lewistown from 6th Avenue South looking northeast.
    • Kendall, Montana.

    • 1907
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1907
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • McGee Home. “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a...
    • Landusky, Montana

    • 1907
    • Landusky, Montana;. August Mine;
    • August Mill. Landusky was named after Powell “Pike” Landusky. Pike Landusky and Bob Orman discoved a gold mine in 1893 which developed into a boom town.
    • Lewistown, Montana, part 1 of a 4 part photograph

    • 1907
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Part 1 of 4 part photograph. Overview Lewistown from 6th Avenue South. Shows the Burke Hotel on MainStreet and the Methodist Church (on Broadway Street) in the center.
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1908
    •  
    • Procession of Masonic men and women on Main Street going to the laying of the cornerstone for the Courthouse, 1908.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1908
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall Gold Mining Co. The Kendall, the North Moccasin, and the Barnes King are three famous old gold mines in Fergus County, Montana. Located adjoingingly in the North Moccasin Mountains, they cover the mineral zone for a distance of three miles...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1908
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Overview of Lewistown from the top of the Courthouse looking towards Broadway Street. The Bright/Burke Hotel shows on the right side of the photo. The church with the steeple is the Methodist Church (built 1905 burned 1976) on the corner of 5th...
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1908
    •  
    • Both the old Fergus County Courthouse (built 1890 and demolished after the new Courthouse was built) and the new Courthouse (built 1908) are side by side at 712 W. Main.
    • Court House, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1908
    •  
    • Both the old Fergus County Courthouse (built 1890 and the new Court House (built 1908) are side by side at 712 W. Main.
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1908-07
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • John McGee and family. “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees...

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