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    • 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

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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.
    • 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

    • 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-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.
    • 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).
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • The Brice Hospital (built 1919) was located at 614 W. Pine. It was built by Dr. Theodore J. Brice. It later became the Pine Crest Apartments. The old gymnasium for the high school is in the background on the left.
    • Brickyard workers at Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1917
    • Brickyards; Beehive kiln;
    • Back row: (left to right) unknown, Ben Isaacs, Joe Isaacs, unknown, unknown, unknown, Fred Howard; Front row: unknown, unknown, Roy Stokes, Unknown. The brickyard was started by John Gretencourt and George Wiedeman. The business started about 1910...
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright Hotel was located on the northeast corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The lower left section of the building was built in 1906 and the rest was built in 1908. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel in 1923-1924.The building burned in...
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright Hotel was located on the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The lower left section of the building was built in 1906 and the rest was built in 1908. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel in 1924.The building burned in 1959.
    • Bright-Burke Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;Hotels;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street. The Bright Hotel is the large building on the left. It was later called the Burke Hotel.
    • Bunett, Perk

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    • Pioneers;
    • Perk Burnett was the brother of William C. Burnett. He was born west of Dallas, Texas on a ranch. He was born in 1852. In 1875 he and his brother William C. left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land...
    • Burnett, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Burnett was born in Jan 10, 1855 at Wayne Co. Kentucky. His brother was Perk Burnett. In 1875 he and his brother left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land and cattle in Wyoming and sold out...
    • C. F. Little Jewelry Store and Hobensack and Sloan store.

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    • Two buildings on the NW corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave North, Lewistown, Montana. Hobensack and Sloan Hardware Store on the left and C.F. Little Jewelry on the right. Part of the Bon Ton Store is shown on the far left. A stagecoach is traveling...
    • Camels on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Camels;
    • Camels pulling a circus wagon on 5th Avenue North and people standing on the sidewalks watching the parade. Buildings from left to right: Judith Basin Bank (built 1899), Telephone building (built 1912), Methodist Church (built 1905), and the...
    • Carnegie Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The first Lincoln School is shown in the background on the left. 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,...
    • Cars parked in middle of Main Street, Lewistown, MT

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street, Lewistown, MT. Creel Funeral Home (built 1913) on the right was originally the Marsh the Homemaker store. The Burke Hotel (built1906 as the Bright Hotel) is the large building on the left. An electric...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Left to right: Alex Lehman, Alex law, Oswald Lehman, John W. Brice, Charles Fowler, A. E. Trapp, Louis Lehman, Walter Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Posey Ashworth, Bailey Ashworth, Billy K. Creplin, Charles Beatty, Fred...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees.

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Back row left to right: John Brice, Oswald Lehman, Alex Lehman, Alex Law, Charles Fowler, Posey Ashworth. Middle Row: Walter Lehman, Fred Henley, Louis Lehman, Billy K, Creplin, A. E. Trapp, Bailey Ashworth,...
    • Charles Lehman family

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Charles Lehman and his wife Caroline in center. Their children (left to right): Walter Lehman, G.A.C. Lehman, Louis Lehman, Helen Lehman Warr, Oswald Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Alex Lehman. Grandchildren are in front.
    • Charles Lehman's children, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Charles Lehman’s children (left to right): Rev. G.A.C. Lehman, Walter Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Helen Lehman, Louis Lehman behind Helen, Charles Lehman?, Oswald Lehman, Alex Lehman.
    • Colver, Charles P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • In 1879 Charles P. Colver left Wisconsin and came up the Missouri River to Montana. He settled in Prickley Valley near Helena and ran a freight line into Helena with three yoke of cattle and a wagon. In 1881 his brother Fred T. Colver joined him...
    • Corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Montana Building is the tall white building (built 1917) on left. The Power Bros Building (built 1901) is the smaller building on the left. It was built by the Croatian Stonemasons from local sandstone. The tall white building on the right...
    • Corner view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View to the left is from 8th Avenue looking down Main Street and to the right is looking down 8th Avenue South.
    • 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.
    • Culver home and studio, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The homes were built by William Culver who was the earliest photographer in the Central Montana area. He first established his photography business in the town of Maiden, Montana in 1883 and then later moved (1886) to Lewistown and built the Culver...
    • Culver Studio on the left and the Culver home on the right. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1988-07-18
    • Photographers; William Culver family; Homes;
    • The home was built by William Culver who was the earliest photographer in the Central Montana area. He first established his photography business in the town of Maiden, Montana in 1883 and then later moved (1886) to Lewistown and built the Culver...
    • Early Pioneers at Lewistown, Montana

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    • Travois; T. C. Power & Bro;
    • Early pioneers standing in front of T.C. Power Bro. Co. store on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave., Lewistown, Mont. Two people are in front of the store and one person is standing near a covered wagon (may be a Metis cart). One horse is...
    • 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.
    • Elephants on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Circus parade on Main Street at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Main Street. The tall building on the left is the Fergus County Argus newspaper office, built in 1896 and replaced in 1913. The Lewistown Furniture Co. building address was 102-104...
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses; Jails;
    • The Courthouse was built in 1908-1909. It is located at 712 W. Main. The jail is the small building on the left and the old Courthouse shows on the right.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • View from 8th Avenue North looking towards the back of the Courthouse. The houses in the left foreground face Broadway Street. The house to the right of the Courthouse in the background is the Blackford Residence at 713 W. Main.
    • Fergus County High School

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School biology class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School carpentry class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School chemistry class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School class judging horses.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School football team

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School forge class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School girls glee club.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School girls sewing class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School high school orchestra.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • Students putting on a play outside the high school gymnasium.The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918.The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • Group of people in front of the high school gymnasium. The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of...
    • Fergus County High School mechanical drawing class

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School on the right and the gymnasium on the left.

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    • High Schools. Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School second girls glee club.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County High School women's gymnastic class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County Officers, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Fergus County Officials, Lewistown, Montana;
    • This group of men were the first Fergus County Officers elected. 1888. Back row left to right: Rudolph von Tobel, C. E. Fell, D.A. Meagher, Frank E. Smith. Middle row: Edward P. Chandler, William Berkin, J. P. Barnes, bottom row: W. H. Kelly, F.E....
    • Firemen at City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • City Hall and fire station (built 1904) on the left at 308 4th Avenue South. A tall scaffolding is in the center with fire men practicing climbing the walls of the scaffold.
    • First Fergus County High School

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The gymnasium is the building on the left. The High School was built in 1899 and burned by arsonists in 1918.
    • First School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The first school in Lewistown, located on the corner of Main and 6th Avenue south. It was later moved to 5th and Washington. The four men pictured are (left to right): Albert Pfaus, George Edwards, Samuel Phillips, and Henry Quickenden. The...
    • Flood July 4, 1920 Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood on Main Street Lewistown Montana. Milner's Transfer building on the right is located on the NE corner of Main Street and 1 Ave South. The Culver Opera House is the third building from the left with the pointed roof.
    • Flood on Janeaux Street Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood July 4, 1920. The Milwaukee Depot and Freight House are at the center end of the street. The Lewistown Wholesale Co. (formerly the Big Red Barn) is on the left.
    • Flood. Lewistown, Montana

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    • Floods;
    • View from the corner of 1st and Main. The building on the right is the IOOF building at 101 W. Main. The building on the left is Milner's Transfer on the south side of E. Main Street.
    • Ford truck on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings in the background are on the north side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. Seiden Drug Store is shown on the left and the Scheidt Jewelry Store is shown on the right.
    • Freight team on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team on Main Street (200 block), Lewistown, Montana. The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned 1916), the Lewistown Commercial Co. (built 1898 and burned 1916) and the Schneider Beer Hall buildings are on the left side of the photo
    • Gas Station, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Gas Stations; Charles Young; Elmer Olson;
    • The picture shows the service station area with the two ten gallon gas pumps into a wash rack of the back half of the Dark Horse barn (5th and Janeaux) that was converted into a wash rack and tire repair shop. The two men are Elmer Olson, on the...
    • 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...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916) and a cement plant (1917) at the same location. A lime quarry was on the top of the...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover was built to house the workers of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The photo shows the rows of homes that were built across the highway from the cement plant. It also shows the Hanover Post Office/Mercantile Company building on the left side.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes on the 300 block of Montana Street. Oliver Belden lived at 322 W. Montana which may be the 2nd house from the left.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Austin W. Warr home at 812 W. Main (left) and Charles Lehman home built in 1900 (802 W. Main).
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Left is the May Apartments at 803 W. Main built in 1902 by John Laux, Austin W. Warr home (center) at 812 W. Main and Charles Lehman home (right) built in 1900 at 802 W. Main.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View shows the back of the Seeley home, 302 3rd Avenue North. The home on the left is the John D. Waite home at 316 3rd Avenue North.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes;
    • Postcard showing 5 homes in Lewistown. Top right is the Wiedeman home at built in 1905 at 204 W. Boulevard; center is the Crowley residence at 208 8th Avenue North built in 1911; bottom left is Anna Yeager home built at 115 7th Avenue North in 1905.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes;
    • Homes on the 200 block of Boulevard Street (north side). Left is the W. D. Symmes residence (built 1909) center is the Fred Warren residence (built 1915) right is the George J. Wiedeman residence (built in 1905). They are part of the Silk Stocking...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Homes;
    • Austin W. Warr home at 812 W. Main (left) and Charles Lehman home built in 1900 (802 W. Main).
    • I.O.O.F. building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Knights of Pythias;
    • View of The Main (built 1914) located at 101 W. Main. I.O.O.F. and K.P. lettering is on the top of the building. The front window on the left side reads "Smoke House" and the one on the right reads "Judith Cafe". A sign on the corner of the...
    • Imislund Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Imislund building (built 1906) located at 508 W. Main. Sign on the left window reads "Empire Land Co. Drinkard and Drinkard." Sign on the right window reads "Funeral Director; Undertaker[George Creel]." The building is attached to the...
    • Judith Basin Bank, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Judith Basin Bank (built 1899) located at 502 W. Main. The bank has a corner entrance with a sign that reads 1899. Judith Basin Bank sign is painted on the front left window.
    • Judith Hardware, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Judith Hardware, Wholesale and Retail located at 305 W. Main Lewistown, MT was constructed in 1900. The Power Mercantile Co. (built 1884) shows on the far left side.

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