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    • 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...
    • Arro Confectionery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Interior view of the Arro Confectionary store located in the Fergus County Realty building (built 1914) at 521 W. Main, Lewistown, MT.
    • Arro Oil Refinery on Spring Creek, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1940
    • Arro oil refinery;
    • Arro Oil Refinery is shown in the distance. It was located on Lower Spring Creek, Lewistown, MT. Railroad track in the foreground, Spring Creek is next to the railroad track with a bridge crossing over it. The Moccasin Mountains are in the...
    • Barnes-King Gold Mine

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    • Barnes-King gold mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The Barnes-King Development Company mined the area in 1901-1925. The mine is on the left side of the photo and 4 cars are in the middle.
    • 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...
    • Carson's Saloon, Lewistown, MT

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    • Built in 1893, the Carson's Saloon building became the Bon Ton Confectionary in 1908. It's location is 312 W. Main.
    • 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...
    • Crowley, Gertrude

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    • Pioneers;
    • Gertrude Crowley She was born Mar 10, 1888 in Helena, MT and died Oct 2, 1987. She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Allen.
    • Crowley, John D.

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    • Pioneers;
    • John D. Crowley was born Oct 23, 1884 in Lewistown, M.T., the son of John H. Crowley. He died Dec 14, 1947. He married Gertrude Crowley of Grass Range, MT.
    • Dorothy Jones and her cousin Gust Edward Rosene.

    • 1900
    • Homesteads;
    • Both Gust Rosene and William Jones worked for the railroad in Waubay, S.D. They met and married 2 sisters Sophia and Anna B. Randall in Waubay. When the railroad moved into Montana they moved also and Gust went into his own dray business. William...
    • Eike family, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Pioneers;
    • Eike family. Seated: Ole Eike (Apr 17, 1881-Aug 3, 1957) married Elsie Cox Eike (Dec 31, 1893-Jun 1970) July 1, 1914 in Lewistown; They both arrived in U.S. in April 1902 on separate ships. They homesteaded in Forest Grove, Montana. Standing: ...
    • Fergus County Argus office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Halsey Watson;
    • Interior of the Fergus County Argus newspaper office (built 1896) located at 423 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. Halsey Watson is seated at a desk and Mrs. Reeder is standing at a work table. A mounted eagle is on the wall.
    • 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, Lewistown, MT. Sign on front of building reads: Fergus County Creamery Judith Gold.
    • 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...
    • Fire wagon, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fire wagon pulled by two horses on the 500 block of Janeaux Street, Lewistown, MT. The first Presbyterian Church (built 1892 and torn down in 1892) is in the background, it was located on the corner of Janeaux and 5th Avenue South.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Foran, Charles J.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Charles Foran was born June 18, 1875 in Prairie deChere, Wisconsin and died Feb 25, 1953. He married Hazel Bean. He was a freighter, county road work and homesteader near Forest Grove, MT.
    • Gebo Coal Mine

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    • Coal mines;
    • Exterior of the Gebo Coal Mine near Lewistown, MT located on upper SpringCreek (Brewery Flats).
    • Gilt Edge Gold Mine, Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge gold mine was located in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The mine existed in 1893 and was one of the first to use the cyanide process on a large scale. The mine reached its peak in 1908-1909.
    • Gold Mines in Montana

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    • New Year Gold Mine;
    • The New Year Mining camp was located in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The mine existed in the 1880's and 1890's and used the cyanide process.
    • Goodell, Mrs C.W.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Millie Godell. She was married to Clarence M. Goodell Aug 15, 1880. She was born Aug 10, 1859 in Taylorville, ILL. They ranched near Hobson, MT.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A man is standing at the top of the steps leading from the town of Hanover to lower fields where there are a few houses that some of...
    • 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 the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A few homes of the town of Hanover are seen in the foreground. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Hanover Post Office and the Hanover Mercantile Company located in the same building at Hanover, MT. A bus is parked in front of the building. The town was built for the employees of the cement plant which was located across the...
    • Hanover, Montana

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

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    • 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)...
    • Hedges, Wyllis

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    • Pioneers;
    • Wyllis Hedges was born at Independence, Iowa, July 3, 1857 and came with his family by steamboat Waverly from Omaha to Fort Benton, Montana in 1867. He later settled in Yale in 1882. He was a wool and sheep grower and lived at Yale, MT. He was...
    • Homestead near Lavina, Montana of William and Anna B. Jones.

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    • Homesteads; Golden Valley County, Montana;
    • Standing in front of the building is Anna B. Jones and her daughter Dorothy Jones. Both Gust Rosene and William Jones worked for the railroad in Waubay, S.D. They met and married 2 sisters Sophia and Anna B. Randall in Waubay. When the railroad...
    • 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.
    • Kendall Gold Mine, Kendall, Montana

    • 1912
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    • Kendall mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The Barnes-King Development Company mined the area in 1901-1925. Photo shows the mine buildings with and a hillside of tailings.
    • Kendall Gold Mine, Kendall, Montana

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    • Kendall, Montana;
    • The Kendall gold mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. Harry Kendall developed the mine in 1898. Photo shows a group of the miners standing near the mine buildings.
    • Knerr-Tubb building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Knerr and Tubb building (built 1909) located at 116 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. Signs on the windows read: Montana Buffet and Pool Bowling and Billiards.
    • LaFountain, Ezear & Mary

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ezear LaFountain was born Nov 9, 1871 in Big Sandy, MT and died Jan 12, 1949. He was employed by the railroad. His wife was Mary Rose. They lived in Central Montana.
    • 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.,...
    • Lewistown Montana flood July 4, 1920

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    • Floods;
    • View of Main Street from the top of the buildings on the 200 block. The view shows the Judith Mountains in the distance.
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • South side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT. The H.H. Lang Block was built in 1904 and housed the Fergus County Hardware Co and the Fad Shoe and Clothing Co.The Slater Block in the middle was built in 1913 and housed the Myrtle...
    • 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 of a circus parade on Main Street, Lewistown, MT from the middle of the 400 block to 1st Avenue. The A & R (Allen and Robinson) building (built 1903 and burned in 1938) is on the far left. The building in the middle with the balcony is the Day...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Two freight teams in front of a building, Lewistown MT.
    • 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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    • Millinery; Grocery Stores;
    • Choice Grocery Store and Post Office located on the NE corner of Main Street and 4th Ave South, Lewistown, MT. Also shows a millinery shop.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the 200 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT. A sign for Andrew Young saddle manufacturer is on the right side. Telephone and electrical lines are on each side of the street.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Early pioneers standing in front of covered wagons across the street from the Culver Studio (212 5th Ave North), Lewistown, MT.
    • 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

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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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Montana Building (built 1917) located at 222 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. Construction workers are putting the final touches on the building.
    • Old Stand Buffet, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1910-10-15
    • Staudt family;
    • Interior of the Old Stand Buffet located at 309 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. Eight men are standing in front of the bar and two men are behind it. George Staudt 5th from the right; Chris Staudt first from the right;
    • 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...
    • Reedsfort, Lewistown, MT

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Reedsfort, Montana;
    • Sketch of Reedsfort which later became part of Lewistown. It shows the Day House Hotel, Post Office, Dan Crowley Saloon and the Holzemer Saloon.
    • Samuels, Allison

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    • Pioneers;
    • Allison Samuels was born Sep 2, 1869 in Dubuque, Iowa and died Feb 28, 1935. He was a leading businessman in Garneill, Mt. He came to Lewistown Montana in 1881. He was clerk in the post office for 7 years. He ran a store of his own at Cottonwood...
    • Southworth, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Frank Southworth's family came to Fergus County in 1914 from Nebraska. They homesteaded 20 miles east of Roy, Mt. He traveled by train to go to Fergus High School in Lewistown, Montana.
    • Tail Holt Gold Mine

    • 1930
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    • The Tail Holt Gold Mine was located in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, MT
    • Tullock, Guy

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    • Pioneers;
    • Guy Tullock (Sherriff) born White Sulphur Springs, MT, April 29, 1890, and was six years of age when his parents removed to Fergus county, where he attended Lewistown public schools. After gaining practical experience on several ranches in this...

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