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    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Moore Railroad Depot. 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...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Bakery;
    • Roeselers Bakery and lunch room. 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...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Power Mercantile Store. 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....
    • Moore, montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Schools;
    • Moore School. 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Lewistown Commercial Co. (216 W. Main, Lewistown, MT) building with awning is on far left. Next to it is another building being constructed probably by John Laux.
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Schools;
    • Moore High School, Vera Roeseler's class 1916. 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...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown Photo View Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Photographers;
    • A tent housing the Lewistown Photo View Co . Signs on the front of the tent say: Home Portraiture, Amateurs Developing. The bell tower for the Lewistown City Hall (located at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Watson Street) is in the background.
    • Kendall, Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • J. P. Johnson & Co. store. “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...
    • Montana Hardware store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Montana Hardware (built in 1892) and Lewistown Commercial Co. (built in 1899) and the E.G. Schneider Saloon on the north side of the 200 block on Main Street. A stagecoach is passing in front of the buildings.
    • Maddox, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Arnold Maddox was born July 12, 1872 at Wilson Co. Kansas and died Aug 6, 1950. He was a farmer and lived 4 miles south of Grass Range.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the south side of Main Street from the 400 block to the 300 block. A sign on the building in the middle says "F.C. Stiles & Co."
    • Seiden, John

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    • Seiden Drug Co.;
    • John W. Seiden was born on the 29th day of April, 1880 in Hamburg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1897 and to Butte, Montana in 1900. He bought the Wilson and Lewellyn Drug Store (located at 416 W. Main) in Lewistown in 1907 and changed...
    • King, Ernest

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ernest Wight King and his family came to Fergus County in 1897. He was superintendent of the Great Northern Mining and Development Co. and was recognized as the best authority on the cyanide process of gold production in Fergus County. He was born...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Green Block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Green block was built by Andrew Green in 1909 at 111 W. Main. It housed the Lewistown Meat Co. and the European Hotel. The sign on the side of the building says: Hunter and Young Best Quality Grocers. The building next to it was the Hopkins...
    • Cat Creek Oil field.

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    • Oil;
    • custer Oil and Gas Co. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Messier, Ike

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ike Messier was born in 1891. He died Sept 7, 1971. In 1917 he married Ruth Covert of Valentine, Montana. He repaired automobiles in Lewistown, Montana for 40 years. In 1910 he walked 100 miles from the Musselshell River to Lewistown. His first job...
    • Hart and Co. Dry Goods Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Millinery; Dry Goods;
    • Wright Bros. Building, built in 1904. Located at 215 W. Main. Hart and Co. Dry Goods and Sutter Bros Jewelry Store occupied the building. The building was constructed after the Lewistown Hotel burned in 1904. Later the building was removed and...
    • Central Feed Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from the back of the building. Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. and later the Nash Finch Wholesale Company. It was built of brick which...
    • Central Feed Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Feed Mill;
    • View from the side of the building. Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. and later the Nash Finch Wholesale Company. It was built of brick which...
    • Cat Creek oil

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    • Oil;
    • Pulling tools at 56 Petroleum Co. well.Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the...
    • Traveling photographer out on the prairie

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    • Photographer under his tent with his photography equipment and chuckwagon nearby. He also has a cooking stove and table with cooking utensils. A wooden box on the ground is labeled: G. Cramer Dry Plate Co., St. Louis, Missouri.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Reynolds, Ralph

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ralph Reynolds organized the Cook-Reynolds Co. real estate along with George W. Cook. In 1929 he was Commissioner of Agriculture for the C.M. & St. P & P Railroad.
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Wheat art;
    • Artistic wheat arrangements mounted on a large display board at the fair. The word Hobson is designed in wheat seeds and a photo of a farm is in the middle of the display. A sign at the top of the display reads: Judith Basin Mercantile Co.
    • 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 Bros, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Lehman Bros warehouse at 423 W. Broadway, Lewistown, MT. A freight team is pulling 3 wagons loaded with boxes of apples. A sign on the warehouse reads: No. 2 Chas Lehman and Co. Label on the photo reads: 500 Boxes of Apples, Chas. Lehman's Co.,...
    • Arro Oil Refinery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Oil Refineries; Arro Oil; 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...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Nob Town;
    • 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...
    • Riser, Tom

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    • Pioneers;
    • Thomas Riser was born Aug 17, 1857 in Alainakee Co. Iowa and died Nov 27, 1932.
    • Ritch, Johnnie

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    • Pioneers;
    • John B. Ritch was born December 1, 1868, in North Carolina. When he was 15 he went to Texas and became a cowboy. He came to Montana in 1885 and rode the Judith Basin county range for several early-day cattle outfits. He later engaged in the mining...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Masonic Temple building (built 1908) located at 324 W. Broadway Street. It was built with locally quarried sandstone by Croatian stonemasons. Signs on the side of the building read "Lewistown Coal Gas and Light Company"; "Cook Reynolds Co. Land &...
    • Power Mercantile Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Located at 302 W. Main and was built in 1901 by the Power Mercantile Co. The Power Mercantile Co. was started by T.C. Power when he bought out Francis Janeaux's Trading Post in 1883. This was the 3rd building called Power Mercantile.
    • 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 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...
    • Arro Oill Refinery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Oil refineries; 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...
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Buildings in Hobson, Montana. W. H. Brown and Co. Farm Lands and Business Sites sign on one building.
    • 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...
    • Stoddard, Arthur

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    • Pioneers;
    • Arthur Stoddard bought into the Judith Hardware Co. with Mr. Hobensack in 1898. He was president of the Lewistown State Bank, Lewistown, Montana. He was secretary/treasurer of the Lewistown Commercial Co. He was a Spanish-American War Veteran. He...
    • Stone, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Stone was born in Belfast, Maine. When he was 22 he worked in the hardware business and in 1878 came to Lewistown. He was manager of the Lewistown Fuel Co. which deals in coal, wood and ice. He installed the first telephone in Lewistown,...
    • Central Feed, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Mercantile;
    • Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. It was built of brick which was produced locally by the Lewistown Brick and Tile Co. It was a wholesale...
    • Power Mercantile Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The second Power Mercantile building (built 1884) was located at 301 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. Signs on the building read "Power Mercantile Co. Dealer in General Merchandise." "Groceries, Clothing and Dry Goods" "Furniture, Boots and Shoes and Men's...
    • Civic Center, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Recreation Centers; WPA;
    • Five years before the start of World War II, the Civic Center was built on Fifth Avenue South between Watson and Water streets. It was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with the understanding that it would serve Lewistown as their...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • 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...
    • Arro Oil truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Trucks;
    • the Arro Gasoline truck is parked on the 500 Block of Broadway Street in front of the Ford Garage. 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...
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Methodist Church (built 1904) was located at 512 W. Broadway, Lewistown, MT. The Culver/Coulter Studio building is on the right and Scovel's Transfer Co. is on the left side next to the church. The Broadway Apartments can be seen on the far left.
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Main Street of Moore, Montana. Various signs on the buildings read: David Drug Co.; M & M Buffet; The Moore Mercantile Co.; State Bank; and Catlin's Restaurant Chop House. The Moore School is at the end of the street.
    • Trapp, Arthur E.

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    • A. E. Trapp; Pioneers;
    • A.E. Trapp, Austin Rees Warr, Ronald Nicols and ? Myers. Arthur Trapp was a bookkepper for Charles Lehman Co. Lewistown, Montana in 1908-1912. He was born in 1879 in Minnesota and died 1953.
    • Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin, Montana; Montana Lumber Co.;
    • Moccasin was named after the Moccasin Mountains. It was a town on the Great Northern Railway and was located in the productive wheat growing area of Montana.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the corner Main Street and 5th Avenue North after the fire which burned the original Lehman Co. building which had been built in 1892-1893.
    • Montana Lumber Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lumber;
    • Montana Lumber Co., Lewistown, Montana. It was located at 401 1st Avenue South and it burned Feb 12. 1938. It was built in 1904.
    • 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...
    • Kendall, Montana. C. H. Williams, agent for Lewistown and Harlow Stage Co. Drug Store.

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall Gold Mining; Company; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains; Drug Stores;
    • C. H. Williams, agent for Lewistown and Harlow Stage Co. Drug Store.“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...
    • Judith Basin Milling Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour mill on East Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The flour mill was started by the Jackson brothers in 1886. They sold the mill in 1889 to Cyrus S. Stiles and William C. Waldorf who modernized it. The flour was sold under the brand name of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Creel, George and wife

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Creel was born Oct 20, 1873 in Hancock Co., Illinois and died Sep 5, 1954. He came to Montana in 1899. He was married to Kittie A. Creel. He was a funeral director in Lewistown for many years.
    • 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...
    • Creel, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Creel was born Oct 20, 1873 in Hancock Co., Illinois and died Sep 5, 1954. He came to Montana in 1899. He was married to Kittie A. Creel. He was a funeral director in Lewistown for many years.
    • Charles Lehman and Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lehman's Department Store; Golden Rule Store;
    • View of Main Street shows the Charles Lehman Co Department Store on the corner of Main and 5th Ave North, Lewistown, MT. The Golden Rule Store is next to it followed by the Day House. Telephone lines on each side of the street represent 2 different...
    • Moccasin, Montana;

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    • Moccasin, Montana; Basin Lumber Co.;
    • Basin Lumber Co. Moccasin was named after the Moccasin Mountains. It was a town on the Great Northern Railway and was located in the productive wheat growing area of Montana.
    • Burke, Marion

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    • Pioneers;
    • Marion Isaac Burke, came to Montana in 1884 at the age of 17. He was born Dec 20, 1867 in Winslow, DeKalb Co., Missouri. He died April 8, 1929. He was married to Margaret Caroline Easterly on March 22, 1891. Margaret born Dec 20, 1872 was from...
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill and Judith Basin Milling Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • The flour mill was started by the Jackson brothers in 1886. They sold the mill in 1889 to Cyrus S. Stiles and William C. Waldorf who modernized it. The flour was sold under the brand name of “White Satin”. In 1895 they supplied electricity for...
    • Hilger, David

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    • Pioneers;
    • David Hilger was born in Henderson, Minn. Jan. 1, 1858 David Hilger grew up at Helena, finished his education there, and became a cattle and sheep raiser in Lewis and Clark Country. He moved in 1881 to Dog Creek in the northern part of Fergus...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Hotels;
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • 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...
    • 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)...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Wells Fargo and Co.; Milwaukee Railroad;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Empire Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • War Bonds;
    • View of the Empire building (built 1909) located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. Empire Bank and Trust Co. Liberty Bonds banner is wrapped around two sides of the building.
    • Horner, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Horner was born Aug 24, 1900 in Sheldon, Iowa and died Nov 7, 1988. His wife’s name was Rozella. He worked at the Seiden Drug Co., Lewistown, Montana for many years.
    • 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...
    • Huppi, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Huppi was was born Jan 6, 1872 in Switzerland and died Oct 8, 1960. He was custodian at the Bank-Electric Building, Lewistown, Montana in 1925. He was janitor at the Montana Power Co. in 1938.

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