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    • 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.
    • 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).
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Colver, Carrie (Mrs. Fred)

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    • Pioneers;
    • Carrie Colver was born May 10, 1870 in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin and died Dec 6, 1961. In January of 1888, Fred Colver went back to his old home in Wisconsin after he had homesteaded in Central Montana. There he married Carrie S. Bidwell, an...
    • 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 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...
    • Culver Studio, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1979-04-07
    • Photographers; William H. Culver;
    • 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...
    • Culver Studio, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1979-04-07
    • Photographers; William H. Culver;
    • 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...
    • Elk's home and Fox Theater, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Theaters;
    • Corner of Main St. and 3rd Avene South. Shows the Western Union office in the theater building. The theater was usually called the Judith Theater built in 1915.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • View from the top of a home in the 800 block of Lewistown, Montana looking NW. In the center of the photo is the steeple of the Methodist Church located on Broadway Street. In the foreground is the Lehman house on the corner of Main Street and 8th...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • View of the exterior buildings of the Fergus County Creamery located at 702 1st Avenue South. Sign on side of building reads: Fergus County Creamery Home of Judith Gold Butter, Eggs, Poultry.
    • 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...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • David Hilger's home at 706 W. Boulevard. This house was originally built at Fort Maginnis which existed 1880-1890. The house was dismantled and moved to this site in Lewistown.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • David Hilger's home at 706 W. Boulevard. This house was originally built at Fort Maginnis which existed 1880-1890. The house was dismantled and moved to this site in Lewistown.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes;
    • Located at 712 7th Avenue North. Home of I. M. Hobensack (owner of the Judith Hardware) and was built in 1911.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes;
    • Located at 712 7th Avenue North. Home of I. M. Hobensack (owner of the Judith Hardware) and was built in 1911.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Fergus County Courthouse, the back of the Rowley Home (721 W. Main), and the Blackford Home (713 W. Main-built 1909).
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wiedeman home at 204 W. Boulevard. It was built in 1905 and later changed to brick in 1915. Mr. Wiedeman started a local brick yard in 1911.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dockery House, 1105 W. Main. It was built in 1912 for Jefferson Albert (J.H.) Akins and his wife, Louise Cresap Akins. J.H. Akins owned the Golden Rule store. The Akins moved to Montana from Missouri in 1896 or ’97, first to Deer Lodge, then to...
    • 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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    • David Hilger's home at 706 W. Boulevard. This house was originally built at Fort Maginnis which existed 1880-1890. The house was dismantled and moved to this site in Lewistown.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

    • 1977
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    • Home located at the corner of Washington and 5th Avenue North. It was the first school house moved from the 500 block on Main Street to this location and turned into a home. It was later moved to the Joyland Road.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • J. T. Wunderlin home at 222 W. Washington. It was built in 1905. The original owner was Edmund Wright.
    • 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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    • Huntoon home at 722 W. Water. He was an attorney in business with William Blackford. The house was later owned by the Didier family. It was built in 1916.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes; Courthouses;
    • Home of John Gilkerson at 312 W. Washington. This building was rented to the County Commissioners as the 1st Courthouse in 1886.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Rowley Home on the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue South. The Blackford home is next to it. The Carnegie Library vaguely shows next the to Blackford home.
    • 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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    • William Watson's home on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue South. (412 W. Watson)
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Austin W. Warr's home at 812 W. Main. Mr. Warr was a banker. Mrs. Helen L. Warr was the daughter of Charles Lehman.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • William Watson's home on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue South. 412 W. Watson.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wiedeman home at 204 W. Boulevard. It was built in 1905 and later changed to brick in 1915. Mr. Wiedeman started a local brick yard in 1911.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Martin Woodman home in the background. It was built in 1903 at 314-316 4th Avenue North.
    • 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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    • Wiedeman home at 204 W. Boulevard. It was built in 1905 and later changed to brick in 1915. Mr. Wiedeman started a local brick yard in 1911.
    • 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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    • J. T. Wunderlin home at 222 W. Washington. It was built in 1905. The original owner was Edmund Wright.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Original home of William H. Culver residence at 212 5th Avenue North being demolished. It was built in 1890. The building next door is his later residence built in 1900. William H. Culver was the original photographer for the central Montana area....
    • 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).
    • Kendall, Montana

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

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

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

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

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

    • 1908-09-26
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Kendall, Montana.

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

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    • Kolin, Montana;
    • George family home at Kolin, Montana. It’s post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • 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;
    • Area included is Washington Street to Virginia Street between the 200 and 300 blocks. Hawthorne School (built 1899, demolished 1918) is shown on far left (top). Home on the left was used for a short time as the Courthouse until the first Courthouse...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Main Street. The school house (1#) is on the right side and the Methodist Church (#4) is on the far left side of the photo. F.E. Carr home (#2). Hall (3#). Fergus Argus Printing office (#5). Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • 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

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    • View of Main Street from the 600 block. Marsh the Homemaker building became the Creel Funeral Home. The Bright Hotel is on the tallest building on the left.
    • Matlock, Pearl

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    • Pioneers;
    • Pearl Matlock. She died in 1933. She was born at Strawberry Point, Iowa on March 5, 1862. Her maiden name was Lura Landry. She came to Montana in 1886 for a while then returned to her home in Iowa. She came back to Montana in 1889 and married...
    • Methodist Church.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • This is the first Methodist Church located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. It was built in 1886 and replaced in 1904 with a stone structure. The parsonage, built in 1892, is seen next door. To the right of the parsonage is the...
    • Parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Corner of 6th Avenue, Lewistown, Montana. The building in the backround was the Marsh the Homemaker building later became the Creel Funeral Home.
    • Peck, Walter Hyer PHOTO06956

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter Hyer Peck was born Aug 28, 1853 in Rockville Illinois and died Feb 8, 1928. He arrived by steamboat at Fort Benton, Montana in 1881. He was a sheep herder until he started his own sheep business. He settled on Armell Creek, Montana and the...
    • Peck, Zelinda Stuart

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    • Pioneers;
    • Zelinda Stuart Peck was born May 26, 1850 in Randolph County, North Carolina. She died Mar 16, 1942. She was the wife of Walter H. Peck and sister of Julian Stuart. Earlier she taught the William Fergus’ children in their home.
    • Phillips, Samuel

    • 1920
    • Pioneers;
    • Samuel Phillips was born March 11, 1849. He came west from the state of New York in 1880. He located four miles above Lewistown on Big Spring Creek in 1881 where he ran 5,000 sheep. He married Margaret Page in 1883. In 1892 they built a home at 508...
    • Shiell, Robert G.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert G. Shiell was born Feb 24, 1870 in Friar Dykes, Scotland and died Sept 14, 1929. He came with his parents from Scotland in 1887 and they took a stage to Ubet where his three brothers were living. They went into the cattle business 20 miles...
    • Skelton, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Skelton was born in Cumberland, England in 1850 and came to America with his parents in 1865. He left home and secured a job on a steamboat going up the Missouri to Fort Benton. He was later employed in various capacities throughout the...
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • 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....
    • Stephens, Oscar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Oscar Stephens was born in Susquehanna County in Pa. He came to Montana in 1870 and located in Meagher County. At first he worked for wages on the range, and for a time found employment in the Diamond City mines. He started his home ranch in 1880...
    • Sullivan, Maurice

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    • Pioneers;
    • Maurice Sullivan was born Dec 12, 1856 in Augusta, GA. He left home at 13 and traveled west. He came to the Montana territory in the 1870’s and he worked as a guide, freighter, cowboy and miner. By 1883 he was freighting between Junction City...
    • West side of Lewistown.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The houses in the foreground are on Main Street between the 900-1000 block. The railroad track is located along 9th Avenue North. The Fergus County Courthouse is on the right (built 1908-1909). The house to the left of the Courthouse was the Lehman...
    • West side of Lewistown.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The houses in the foreground are on Main Street between the 900-1000 block. The large home on the left is the Crowley residence and the building over the top of it is the First Christian Church.
    • Wieglanda, George with gold brick

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    • George Heinrick Wieglenda was born on August 15, 1876, in Heidersdorf, Province of Silesia, Germany. His parents, John and Selma immigrated to the United States around 1883. George left home around 1893 and after drifting around Eastern Montana, at...
    • Winnett, Walter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter Winnett was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. He later settled where the town of Winnett is and married Mary Jenkins from Missouri. They were married in 1899. In 1900 he built his family home from lumber from his sawmill. He started the first...

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