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    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 223 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • 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...
    • Chandler, Edward

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edward P. Chandler was born November 17, 1852 in Concord, New Hampshire. He came to Montana on a steamboat on the Missouri River and landed in Fort Benton in 1880. In 1882 he came to the Deer Creek ranch twenty miles north of Lewistown and in 1889...
    • Chandler, Mrs. E.P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Louisa Frances Chandler was born Mar 6, 1863 in Henderson, Minnesota. She married Edward P.Chandler. Her father was Nicholas Hilger. Their daughter was Helen Chandler. She died Oct 15, 1934.
    • Colver, Charles P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • In 1879 Charles P. Colver left Wisconsin and came up the Missouri River to Montana. He settled in Prickley Valley near Helena and ran a freight line into Helena with three yoke of cattle and a wagon. In 1881 his brother Fred T. Colver joined him...
    • Colver, Fred T.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred T. Colver was born June 24, 1861 in Berlin, Wisconsin and died June 17, 1956 He was brother of Charles P. Rancher stockman, and flour mill. Married Carrie Saloma Bidwell May 10-1870 at Grand March, WI. Fred Colver celebrated his 20th birthday...
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • Interior of the old Fergus County Courthouse. A group of officials are gathered around the judges bench and tables. Back row L-R: William Woods, Frank E. Smith, Judge Dubois, J. Wareham, ? Simons, C.M. Goodell, Wm PErkins, Fr Cliff Lindsey, Judge...
    • Fergus County High School

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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 High School

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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 High School biology class.

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    • High School; 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 High School carpentry class.

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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 High School chemistry class.

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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 High School class judging horses.

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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 High School class.

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    • High School; 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 High School football team

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    • High School; 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 High School forge class.

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    • High School; 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 High School girls glee club.

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    • High School; 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 High School girls sewing class.

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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 High School high school orchestra.

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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 High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. 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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • Students putting on a play outside the high school gymnasium.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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918.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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. 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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918. 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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • Group of people in front of the high school gymnasium. 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...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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 High School Lewistown, Montana

    • 1918-04-30
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    • View of the High School after the fire set by arsonists April 30, 1918The 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...
    • Fergus County High School mechanical drawing class

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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 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 High School second girls glee club.

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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 High School women's gymnastic class.

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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....
    • Gem Cafes; Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1946
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    • It was located at the corner of 4th Avenue South and Main Street. It was owned by P.O. Mimnaugh who started the Gem Cafe in 1931 and was remodeled in 1946.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1887
    • Gold Mining; Spotted Horse Mill;
    • This was the Spotted Horse stamp mill. The machinery was originally in the collar Gulch Mill and purchased by Perry McAdow and moved to Spotted Horse. This was in the bottom of spotted Horse Gulch near where the concrete tailings dam presently...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining;
    • Copied from the article by Weed and Prisson in the book: 18th annual USGS report by Charles Walcott. P. 528
    • 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.
    • Hogeland, Abraham

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    • Pioneers;
    • Abraham Hogland was born Oct 10, 1855 in Southampton, PA. and died Aug 17, 1943. He came to Montana during the building of the U. P. Railroad in 1882. In 1883, he operated a ranch on Spring Creek and married Mary Walton of Pennsylvania. He was a...
    • 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, Herbert

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    • Pioneers;
    • Herbert P. Imislund was a prominent Lewistown businessman, city clerk and president of the Montana Eastern Corporation, a large investment concern. In 1906 he had built the Imislund Block at 508 W. Main.
    • Kendall, Montana

    • 1909
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Lee Hiliard (left) and E. P. Durnen in front of White House Cafe.“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...
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains; K.P. Band;
    • “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;
    • The town of Kendall, first formed in 1900, quickly grew into a booming mining camp with a population of 1,400 by 1910. Nestled in a sloping valley between two mountain ridges leading to the mining district, Kendall was a town complete with hotel,...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

    • 1925-08-19
    • Oil refinery; Oil fires;
    • Fire Aug. 19, 1925. Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

    • 1925-08-19
    • Oil refinery; Oil fires;
    • Fire Aug. 19, 1925. Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat...
    • Lewistown Oil Refinery

    • 1925-08-19
    • Oil refinery; Fires;
    • Fire Aug. 19, 1925. Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1896-1897
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Used in U.S. Geological survey report of 1896-97, p. 512. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1905
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Looking towards the southwest. After the fire in 1905. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe”...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Culver studio building.“Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1920
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Maiden from the east, before 1896. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
    • Maiden, Montana; Freighting;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Tom McGee saloon. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1896-1897
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1939
    • Maiden, Montana; Frank Bryant.;
    • George Wieglenda purchased this house in Maiden in 1905. It was his residence and assay office. He let Frank and Della Bryant live in it in the 30's and 40's. It was moved by Pat Hanley in 1980 and is still located in Maiden. “Skookum Joe”...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana; Freighting;
    • Last bull teams in Maiden. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1883
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • A residence, laundry and a boarding house. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1940
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Looking towards the south east. George and Helen Wieglenda residence upper right-white house. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1890
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Looking west down Montana Street. Prior to the big fire of 1905. Circa 1890's. “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin Gulch, later...
    • Power Mercantile Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Power Mercantile Building, 302 W. Main, Lewistown, Montana. The letters, P M Co - 1901 are carved in the stone parapet. Built of sandstone from a local quarry.
    • 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.
    • Slater, Lincoln P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Lincoln P. Slater was born April 14, 1865 in Aurora, Illinois. He came to Montana in 1884 and worked on a horse ranch near White Sulphur Springs. He had various cattlemen jobs and in 1892 he got a job as foreman for James Fergus. In 1896 he took up...

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