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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

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

    • 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...
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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 Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • This photgraph shows the Carnegie Public Library (built 1905), Blackford residence (built 1909) and the Rowley House (south side of the 700 block on Main Street). The building on the far right was the May Apartments building built in 1902 at 803 W....
    • 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...
    • Central Montana Scenery

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    • Looking west up Maiden Canyon; the rock formation on the right is a landmark called Elephant's Head.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Corner of 6th and Pine Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dr. J. Theodore Brice;
    • View on 6th Avenue South where it intersects with Pine Street. The Brice Hospital (built 1919) on Pine Street can be seen above the parked car. Dr Brice lived in the house to the right of the hospital. The Brice Hospital later became the Pine Crest...
    • 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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    • The Telephone Office is on the corner of 5th Avenue North and Broadway Street. The building on the right is the Ford Garage on Broadway Street.
    • 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 Studio and home, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Photographers;
    • Located at 212 5th Avenue North. William H. Culver was the first photographer to set up a business in Lewistown in 1886. He moved to Lewistown from Maiden, Montana where he had been the photographer from 1883-1886. Culver's original home is on the...
    • 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...
    • DeMolay Band, Lewistown, Montana

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    • DeMolay;
    • Members of the Demolay Band in front of the Masonic Temple building, Lewistown, Montana. Harold Slater is holding a trombone (right side of the right pillar)
    • Ed Wright Land Office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Ed Wright;
    • Ed Wright Land office located on the corner of Janeaux Street and 4th Avenue South. The Family Theater was located on the right hand side of this building. The building was constructed in 1903.
    • Empire Block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Empire Bank and Trust Co. building (built 1908) located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. The Day House once on the same location as the Empire building was moved to Broadway Street and 4th Avenue North and can be seen...
    • 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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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 712 W. Main. It was constructed in 1908. The old courthouse also shows on the far right; it was torn down after the new courthouse was built.
    • 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 Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Fergus County Free High School (built 1899 and burned by arsonists 1918) it was located in the 400 block on 6th Avenue South. The building on the distant right is the first Lincoln School in the 200 block of 6th Avenue South.
    • 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 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....
    • Fergus County Poor Farm, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post; Carroll Trail; Poor Farms;
    • The Fergus County Poor Farm was located near Spring Creek off the Joyland Road near Lewistown, MT. The barn for the poor farm has a sign on the top that reads "County Farm". To the right of the barn is the main building of the poor farm. In the...
    • Fergus County Poor Farm.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on lower Spring Creek. Reed and Bowles Trading Post seen at right. The trading post was one of the first buildings in this area.
    • First National Bank, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Judith Basin Bank; McDonald and Charters building;
    • Block of buildings at 502-506, W. Main, Lewistown, MT. The building on the right (with awnings on the corner door and front window) housed the First National Bank (formerly called the Judith Basin Bank). It was built in1899. The building next to it...
    • 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 July 4, 1920 Lewistown, MT.

    • 1920-1929
    • Floods;
    • View from 100 block of Main Street. Cars traveling through the flooded street.The Knerr-Tubb building (built 1909) is on the right. The Montana Building (built 1917) is the tallest building in the middle of the photo.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. 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)...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. 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)...
    • 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...
    • Hawthorne School, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hawthorne School (built 1899 demolished 1918). It was located between 2nd and 3rd Avenue North on Evelyn Street. A few homes are to the right of the school were built by James Corcoran. The Moccasin Mountains are in the distance.
    • 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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    • Home next to the Pine Crest Apartments (right). The Pine Crest Apartments (614 W. Pine) used to be the Brice Hospital owned by Dr. J. Theo Brice in 1919.
    • 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 on the 200 block of Boulevard Street (north side). In the 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 District.
    • 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...
    • 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 (right side) 502 W. Main, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Judith Basin Bank was built in 1899 on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue North (502 W. Main). The first officers of the bank were: Herman Otten, president; David Hilger, vice president; and Walter B. Miner, assistant cashier. The First...
    • Judith Steam Laundry, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Laundries;
    • Judith [Steam] Laundry Company building at 409 W. Broadway. Three Judith Steam Laundry delivery trucks are parked in front of the building. A sign on the door of the middle truck reads Judith Steam Laundry Phone 109; The Soft Water Laundry. A sign...
    • Lang Building, Lewistown,  Montana

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    • Hardware Stores; The Fad;
    • Lang building (built 1904) located at 413 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. The Fad shoe store is on the left and the Fergus County Hardware Co. is on the right.
    • Lehman Family

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    • Pioneers;
    • Caroline Lehman (right). Mrs. Bach (left).
    • Lehman family in yard

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Five women and three children sitting in a backyard. Woman on the far left is Mrs. Bach and the woman second from the right is Helen Lehman Warr.
    • Lewistown Montana Main Street Hill

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the top of Main Street. The Dockery Home is on the right side and the Junior High School is at the bottom of the hill on the left. The Courthouse tower can be seen above the Junior High. The Judith Mountains are in the distance.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street, Lewistown, MT from the corner of 5th Avenue to the Judith Mountains. Telephone and electrical poles line both sides of street. The News-Argus building (built 1896) is on the right side. Next to it is the Lang Building. Lehman's...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Scheidt Brothers Jewelers was located at 410 W. Main. The building on the right is the Empire Block.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;
    • Buildings left to right: Lang Building (built 1904), Diamond Block (built 1907), Fergus County Argus newspaper office (built 1896).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Jack McDonnell's oxen team in front of Hickey's Blacksmith Shop on the 200 block of 5th Ave North, Lewistown, MT. Hickey's shop is the building with the ladder on the roof. On the far right the highest buildings are on the 400 block of Main Street.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from the top of Main Street hill. The Dockery house is on the right side.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of Main Street from the 1100 Block looking northeast. The Courthouse is seen on the left and the Lincoln School (built 1912) can be seen in the middle right.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Evelyn Street from about 6th Avenue North. The Hawthorne School (1899-1918) can be seen in the middle back of the photo. To the right of the school is the elegant Corcoran home built by James Corcoran. It was used as the Brice Hospital for...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1913
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Scovel's Bus on the corner of 4th Ave South just turning on to Main Street after a parade. View shows the buildings on the right side of the 400 block and the right and left side of the 300 block.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street from 7th Ave. A parade of Masonic men and Eastern Star women are walking in the parade to the dedication of the 2nd Courthouse. The homes on the right side are located in the 600 block.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright/Burke Hotel is on the far left with the Wise Block next to it. The Bank-Electric building is the tallest building on the right.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street shows the Tivoli Music Hall (201 W. Main owned by Harry A. Phillips and Ed Fitzhugh from 1904 Polk Directory) and a restaurant located on the SW corner of Main Street and 2nd Ave. South. A bridge crosses over Spring Creek. The...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from 3rd Avenue looking towards the Courthouse. Power Mercantile building (built 1884) is the first building on the left. Hempill's Jewelry Store is the first building on the right.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting; Oxen teams;
    • Oxen team with a freight wagon is in the middle of the 500 block of Main Street. The first Lincoln school (built 1889 and torn down in 1911; it was also called the Brick School) is the building on the left in the distance.The Carnegie Library...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Panoramic view from the top of the Flour Mill towards Lewistown's Main Street. Spring Creek is in the forground (right side).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Sweitzer's Hart and Co. building. View of the south side of the 200 block on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The tallest building on the right (built in 1904) was the Bank of Fergus County, later called the Cook-Reynolds Co. building.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from the corner of 4th Avenue looking towards the Judith Mountains. Halpin Building is being constructed on the right.

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