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    • A & R (Allen and Robinson) building, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • J. H. Akins; C. H. Williams; Seiden Drug Store; Drug Stores;
    • It was built in 1903 at 416 W. Main. It was the location of the Golden Rule Store owned by J. H. Akins. C.H. Williams, who removed his drug business from Maiden to Lewistown in 1895 established his business in the Allen & Robinson Building in 1904....
    • A. K. and Willa (Snartland) Raundal wedding photo.

    • 1916
    • Fergus County, Montana;
    • Willa Snartland married A.K. Raundal after she had been on her homestead 6 months. Earlier her brother had filed for the homestead but he got sick and so she moved into the homestead to take over for her brother. The homestead was located southeast...
    • A. K. and Willa Raundal at Homestead 1916

    • 1916
    • Homesteads; Fergus County, Montana;
    • Willa Snartland married A.K. Raundal after she had been on her homestead 6 months. Earlier her brother had filed for the homestead but he got sick and so she moved into the homestead to take over for her brother. The homestead was located southeast...
    • Abel, John

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    • Pioneers;
    • John Abel was born March 26, 1877 (Germany) and died May 5, 1939. He came to Montana in 1884 and he owned the Abel Bros meat market and creamery.
    • Aerial View of Central Montana

    • 1972-10-18
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    • ERTS (satellite) took this photo from 570 miles in space. The Snowy Mountains are seen in the bottom right, the Little Belt Mountains are in the bottom left and the Judith and Moccasin Mountains are seen in the middle.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

    • 1954
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Spring Street is in the foreground and the Montana Center for the Aged is on the right in the background.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Lewistown from the northeast. The Milwaukee Railroad depot shows in the foreground and the Montana Building shows in the center of the photo.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Lewistown looking north east. Main Street runs through the center of the photo and the Fergus County Courthouse can be seen in the center left.
    • Aerial view of St. Joseph's Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Aerial view of St. Joseph's hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Airport, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots.
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Alabam's Cafes; Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Cafes;
    • The building was originally built in 1900 by Archibald Hopkins and he ran the Hopkins Brothers Grocery. It was located at 117 W. Main. Alabam’s Café opened in this building in 1940; it was owned by Roscoe Taylor and Bob McAtee.
    • Allyn, Harriet

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    • Actresses;
    • Harriet Allyn graduated from Fergus High School in 1921. She was involved as an impersonator in the drama club. She attended the Northwestern University and was on the radio program called “Sadie and Min”. She married her business manager, Mr....
    • American House Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The American House Hotel (built 1896 burned 1902) located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 6th Ave. South, Lewistown, MT. The first Courthouse is shown on the middle of the photo in the horizon. To the right is the construction of the...
    • Anderson, Marie Slotten

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    • Pioneers;
    • Marie Slotten Anderson was born in Norway. She married her childhood sweetheart Peter E. Anderson on July 22, 1883 after he had moved to Central Montana in 1882. They lived four miles west of Lewistown.
    • Anderson, Peter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Peter Anderson came to Montana in 1873 from Norway. He did placer mining in Helena and Butte. He moved to Central Montana in 1882 and married Marie Slotten, his childhood sweetheart from Norway on July 22, 1883. They lived four miles west of...
    • Anderson, Sally

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    • Pioneers;
    • Sally Anderson was the daughter of Reece Anderson and Mary Payette. She was born August 5, 1866 in Deer Lodge, Montana. She is buried at the Fort Maginnis Cemetery.
    • Anderson, Sally

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    • Pioneers;
    • Sally Anderson was the daughter of Reece Anderson and Mary Payette. She was born August 5, 1866 in Deer Lodge, Montana. She is buried at the Fort Maginnis Cemetery.
    • Anderson, Sam and his wife

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    • Pioneers;
    • Sam Anderson and his wife. He died July 28, 1912 in Lewistown at 57 years of age and is buried in the Lewistown City Cemetery.
    • Andersonville, Montana

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    • Early gold mining town in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, Montana.
    • Apple's Dairy, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Dairies;
    • Located on North East Main Street. St. Joseph's Hospital shows in the center background and the old flour mill shows on the far right side of the photo.
    • Ark Exchange Truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Ark Exchange was a used furniture store. The building in the background is the Wise Block was located on the 500 block of Main Street. It was built in 1911 and burned in 1959.
    • Arro Confectionery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Interior view of the Arro Confectionary store located in the Fergus County Realty building (built 1914) at 521 W. Main, Lewistown, MT.
    • Arro gasoline truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown.
    • Arro Oil Refinerry.

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    • Oil refinery; Anti-freeze;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro oil refinery; Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil;
    • Arro Oil Refinerery is shown from the air. It was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. The refinery started in 1921.
    • Arro Oil Refinery on Spring Creek, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1940
    • Arro oil refinery;
    • Arro Oil Refinery is shown in the distance. It was located on Lower Spring Creek, Lewistown, MT. Railroad track in the foreground, Spring Creek is next to the railroad track with a bridge crossing over it. The Moccasin Mountains are in the...
    • Arro Oil Refinery truck parked at the Ford Garage.

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Arro Oil Refinery.

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro oil truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Attix, Dr. Frederick

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    • Pioneers;
    • Dr. Fred Franklin Attix was born Aug 8, 1878 in Richwood, Minnesota and died Feb 9, 1948 and was buried in the Lewistown City Cemetery. His father was Harry Attix of Elgin, Illinois and mother was Mary Belle Knowles of Battle Creek, Michigan. He...
    • Baird, Miona

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    • Pioneers;
    • Miona C. Baird was born Nov. 12, 1872 in Polo, Missouri, child of George Fort and Mattie Chivers. She married Charles Baird. She died April 27, 1972.
    • Baker, Edgar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edgar Baker was born in 1883 in Bay City, Michigan and came to Montana in 1887. He was a judge in Lewistown and married Florence D’Autremont.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 221 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 223 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Iwas built in 1904 and located at 223 W. Main. It was used as the bank until they built a new building across Main Street at 224 W. Main in 1917
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Bank of Fergus County (built in 1904) located at 223 W. Main. It was used by the bank until they moved across Main Street to 224 W. Main in 1917.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Team of horses pulling freight in front of the Bank of Fergus County (built 1904) on the south side of the 200 block, Lewistown, Montana. Sweitzer's Department Store is next to the bank. The DeKalb Harness store is in the middle of the block.
    • 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...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 223 W. Main, the building on the right was the Bank of Fergus County. It was built in 1882-83. It burned in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1905. Later the bank built the Montana Building across the street and moved in 1917. The building on the...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 223 W. Main. The building faces Main Street with its west side facing Third Avenue South. this is the second building occupied by the Bank of Fergus County. Note that the picture was taken before the streets were paved in 1913. Looking NE
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 223 W. Main. Originally it was built in 1905 by the Bank of Fergus County and later became the home of the Cook-Reynolds real estate company.
    • 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...
    • Barnes, John P.

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    • Mayors; Barnes-King Mine; Flour Mills;
    • John P. Barnes was part owner of the Barnes-King mine at Kendall, Montana. He came to Montana in 1864 and was the first mayor of Lewistown, Montana. He was born in Boone County, Missouri on January 28, 1832 and he died in 1915. In 1905 he...
    • Barnes-King Gold Mine

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    • Barnes-King gold mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The Barnes-King Development Company mined the area in 1901-1925. The mine is on the left side of the photo and 4 cars are in the middle.
    • Barrett, Britton

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    • Pioneers;
    • Britton Barrett came to Montana from Iowa in 1887. He homesteaded on a branch of Trout Creek and later bought land on Rock Creek. His wife Rose came to Fergus County with her mother and two older brothers. Britton freighted between Billings and...
    • Barta ranch on Ross Fork Creek.

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    • Homesteads; Barta Family; Ross Fork Creek, Montana;
    • Frank Barta, Sr.'s home on Ross Fork Creek. It was built in 1911. People left to right: Tony Barta, Mildree Barta, Georgia Barta (on horse). Valeria Barta (standing).
    • Barta wedding

    • 1912-05-14
    • Danvers, Montana; Homesteads; Weddings; Barta family;
    • May 14, 1912, was a special date for Frank Barta, Sr. and Mary Kostaris Barta’s three sons, Frank, Jr., Anton (Tony) and Joe. On that date, the three young men were wed to three young ladies in a triple wedding ceremony.
    • Bean, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred H. Bean was born in Sept 1866 in Oregon. He was the son of Alonzo and Isabella Bean.
    • Beatty, Dr. Isaiah  (I.M.)

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    • Pioneers;
    • Dr. Isaiah Beatty was born in Dawson, Pa in 1854. He was an osteopath. He married Lucy J. Schryver of Erie, Illinois and moved to Montana in 1883.
    • Beatty, Dr. Isaiah  (I.M.) and wife Lena

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    • Pioneers;
    • Dr. Isaiah Beatty was born in Dawson, Pa in 1854. He was an osteopath. He married Lucy J. Schryver of Erie, Illinois and moved to Montana in 1883.
    • Beaver Creek Church, Montana

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    • Brother Van, Methodist Circuit Preacher is seated with church congregation. He is the man with the hat in the second row.
    • Bebb, John

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    • Pioneeers;
    • Johnnie Bebb was born June 11, 1866 and died Feb 13, 1944. He was the first Fire Chief of Lewistown, Montana. He was appointed Post Master in 1922.
    • Belanger, Nathalie

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    • Pioneers;
    • Nathalie Belanger came to Montana in 1868 and started mercantile stores six miles from the present site of Butte, Silver Bow, and at French and German Gulches. She later went to Maiden and Gilt Edge, Montana and started a mercantile business. She...
    • Belden, Oliver

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    • Pioneers;
    • Oliver Belden was born in Dawson, Neb. Sept 25, 1873 and came to Montana in 1898. He served as City Attorney, then District Attorney and late became speaker of the state House of Representatives. He practiced in Lewistown for 30 years. In 1901 he...
    • Bell, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Bell was born in 1883 and came to Lewistown in 1910 due to the homestead act. He came from St. Paul Minnesota and worked in the Empire Bank and Trust Co. In 1911 he went to Minnesota to marry Mary Martinson. Their daughter is Mrs Elton Parrish...
    • Bennett, James

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    • Pioneers;
    • James Levy Bennett was born Dec 23, 1866 in Mecca, Ohio and died Oct 24, 1942. He settled on a ranch on East Fork. James was a freighter before the railroad came to town. He married Belle McCune in 1916.
    • Berger, Betsy

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    • Mertis; Pioneers;
    • Mrs Betsy Berger was born Oct 2 1859. She was one of the first Metis families to come to Fergus County in 1879 and lived here all the rest of her life. She was born in Pembina country of North Dakota, the daughter of Paul and Margaret Gourneau...
    • Bertrand and Laux's store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Joseph Bertrand came to Lewistown in 1887, as an employee of T. C. Power & Bros.; in 1896 he began merchandising for himself. His business may have been in the 200 block on Main Street (north side)
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force.
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force
    • Big Stone Barn livery stable

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    • Stables;
    • It was located on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Janeaux Street. It faced 1st Avenue South. Pinkley and Deaton had a livery stable there in 1911. It was later the E. B. Andrus wholesale store (1930). At one time it was a roller skating rink.
    • Blackford, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Blackford was born Oct 22, 1860 on a farm in Grayville, Illinois and died Feb 3, 1938 in Lewistown. He came to Montana in 1889. He was a leading attorney in Fergus County. He married Anna Otten of Cottonwood in 1895. They had 3 children.
    • Bonawitz, Norval

    • 1932
    • Football; World War II;
    • Norval Bonawitz was born in 1914 and graduated from Fergus County High School in 1933. He grew up in Lewistown, Montana and graduated from the University in Missoula, Montana in Forestry. He was commander of the P-40 group under General...
    • Boy Scouts, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Boy Scouts;
    • Boy Scout troop and their leader. One boy is holding a flag with a wolf on it and the other boy has a flag with an eagle on it. The boy in the back row far right is Harold Slater. All are dressed in uniforms.

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