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    • Gies, Vince

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    • Pioneers;
    • Vince Gies was born Feb 27, 1854 in Germany and died April 5, 1945. He was a miner and prospector and lived at Maiden, Montana.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Lehman Company.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue north.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Miners' Union Day. “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...
    • 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...
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Calvert Hotel was built in 1917 as a girl’s dormitory for the Fergus County High School. It was located at 216 7th Ave. South. On Aug. 21, 1925, it was reported by the school administration that Fergus High was broke due to the bank failures in...
    • 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).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team in front of the Golden Rule Store (400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT). The Judith Basin Bank (built 1899) is on the corner with the curved doorway and the old Courthouse is on the far left. The first part of the Burke Hotel is...
    • Foran, Hazel

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    • Pioneers;
    • Hazel Foran was born Mar 24, 1889 at Water Loo, New Hampshire to Daniel and Caroline Bean. She died on July 19, 1955. Her husband was Charles J. Foran.
    • King, Anton

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    • Pioneers;
    • Anton King was born Dec 18, 1869 in Switzerland and died Dec 28, 1954. He was the son of Chris King. He married Christina Trepp (daughter of David Trepp). They had six children.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the middle of the 500 block on Main Street Lewistown, Montana looking towards the Judith Mountains. On the left side are the following buildings: Imislund Block (built 1906), McDonald and Charters Block (built 1905), Judith Basin Bank...
    • Leland Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the 200 block of Washington Street.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining; Schools;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Miners' Union Day. “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...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The corner of Main Street and 5th Ave. South, Lewistown Mont. The Argus Newspaper office (1896-1913) is on the far left. A sleigh is in the center of 5th Ave. South. The Dark Horse Stable shows beyond the Argus Office (5th Avenue) and the spire...
    • Fowler, Donald

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    • Pioneers;
    • Donald Fowler was born Feb 23, 1850 near Ross shire, near Inverness Scotland and died Mar 9, 1932. He was married to Annie W. McLennan in 1876. He was county assessor in 1898 and 1900. He came to America in 1876 and to Montana in 1880 and went into...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street Lewistown, Montana from the 600 block. The Bright Hotel (built in 1906 became the Burke Hotel in 1923) is on the far left. The tallest building on the right is the Bank-Electric building built in 1913. It has an electric flag on...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Post Offices;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Miners' Union Day. “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...
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Main Street of Lewistown from the 700 block. The Courthouse is on the far left and the Burke Hotel shows in the center of the photo. Judith Mountains are visible in the background.
    • 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...
    • Washington's Birthday Celebration, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana
    • Members of the Library staff and board. Top row (left to right): Mrs. Austin Warr, Mrs. Albert Pfaus; Middle Row: Lillian Taylor Waite, Mrs. Willam Blackford, Cecily Blackford; Bottom row: Miss Clara Main (Librarian 1913-1941), Mrs. C.C. Wallin,...
    • Frame Allison R.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Allison R. Frame was born Dec 9, 1858 in Michigan and died Jan 30, 1933. His wife’s name was Elizabeth.
    • Judith Gold Truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. It was started by William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana. The brand name, Judith Gold, used by the creamery originated as a result of a contest conducted by the original owner, Castberg. On...
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View is looking towards the water tank on top of the hill from Washington Street. Lewistown, Montana.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining; Mercantile store.
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana; Blacksmiths; H. W. Vagts;
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Arro gasoline truck, Lewistown, Montana

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

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    • W. D. Symmes residence, built 1909 and located at 220 W. Boulevard. It is part of the Silk Stocking District.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The 100 and 200 block (north side) of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana as seen from the southeast. A. Young [saddle] Manufacturer shop is on the left side. Further down the street is the Elkhorn Stable (100 block). Telephone poles and lines are on...
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana residents

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    • Lewistown, Montana
    • Sitting on floor (left to right): Nell Mahana, unknown, Nell Dairs, Florence Culver, Babe Mahana, Eunice Smith; 2nd row sitting: Mrs. Vehawn, Mrs. Mahana, Matt Regan, Louis Landt, Mr. W. S. Smith; 3rd Row: unknown, Art Bullard, Mr. Vehawn, Percy...
    • Frame, Mrs Allison R.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Elizabeth H. Frame was born in 1872 and died Aug 10, 1934. She married Allison R. Frame.
    • 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...
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining;
    • Horse drawn ore train which hauled the gold ore from the north end wokings of the Barnes-King Mine over a trestle across Dog Creek Canyon, then through a mile-long tunnel to the main shaft of the mine at the head of Kendall's Main Street. Mine...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;Baseball;
    • “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...
    • 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 truck, Lewistown, Montana

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

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • 707 W. Boulevard. Originally owned by John Bright as his carriage house and stables. Built in 1902.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Montana Street from 6th Ave. North. The Episcopal Church (built 1899) is the third building from the left and the Hawthorne School (1899-1918) is the tall building in the center. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the top curve of Main Street Hill. Shows a cutout hillside on the right and both sides of the street are fenced. Lewistown is seen in the distance with the Judith Mountains in the background. The Fergus County Courthouse is being...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Overview of Lewistown looking towards the northeast. Lewistown, Montana.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Overview of town. “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...
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The Presbyterian Church (1st) spire is on the far right side. The American House Hotel (built 1895 and burned 1902 is in the center behind the telephone pole
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Ferris Wheels;
    • View of the south side of the 400 block on Main Street. A ferris wheel is on the street. The Mint Bar on the corner is draped with red white and blue banners. Other businesses include Harry Brown Clothing, Palace Meat Market and The Fad Shoe Store.
    • 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...

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