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    • 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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    • 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...
    • 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 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.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Panoramic view from the top of the Flour Mill towards Lewistown's Main Street. Spring Creek is in the forground (right side).
    • 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....
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the Fergus County Courthouse section of Lewistown, Montana. The Courthouse is on Main Street in the center of the photo.
    • DeMolay Band, Lewistown, Montana

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    • DeMolay;
    • Members of the Demolay Band in front of the Masonic Temple building, Lewistown, Montana. Harold Slater is holding a trombone (right side of the right pillar)
    • 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....
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street shows the Tivoli Music Hall (201 W. Main owned by Harry A. Phillips and Ed Fitzhugh from 1904 Polk Directory) and a restaurant located on the SW corner of Main Street and 2nd Ave. South. A bridge crosses over Spring Creek. The...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 223 W. Main. The building faces Main Street with its west side facing Third Avenue South. this is the second building occupied by the Bank of Fergus County. Note that the picture was taken before the streets were paved in 1913. Looking NE
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from 3rd Avenue looking towards the Courthouse. Power Mercantile building (built 1884) is the first building on the left. Hempill's Jewelry Store is the first building on the right.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Croatian Stonemasons;
    • View of the north side of the 200 and 300 block on Main Street. A buggy is parked in front of the Blue Goose Saloon. Street is unpaved. The Courthouse tower shows at the far left. The buildings in the 200 block (right to left): Warr Building (built...
    • Laverdure, Pierre

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    • Pierre Laverdure;
    • Born in what is now North Dakota prairie, Pierre Laverdure and his wife came to Reedsfort by two-wheeled rawhide-bound carts, pulled by a Cayuse pony in 1879. He and his wife and the other 50 families were guided by Francis A. Janeaux. Laverdure...
    • Scovel's Dray, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Two of Scovel's Dray wagons transporting various kinds of freight. A driver is on each wagon in front of Lehman's Department store, 418-422 W. Main.
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Hospitals;
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Overview of Lewistown from the corner of 7th Avenue and Main Street looking northeast. Photo is taken from the top of the Attix Clinic. Homes in the foreground are between 6th and 7th Avenues on the south side of Main Street. The Bright/Burke Hotel...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 223 W. Main, the building on the right was the Bank of Fergus County. It was built in 1882-83. It burned in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1905. Later the bank built the Montana Building across the street and moved in 1917. The building on 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....
    • Rural Schools of Fergus County, Montana-Cederholm School

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    • Rural Schools of Fergus County, Montana;
    • Cedarholm School was located near Denton in School District #84 in 1923-1924. The buggy is the one Mary Nevin hitched the horse to and drove 3 miles to school and taking the landlords 6 year old daughter with her. (T18N R14E)
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Rural Schools of Fergus County, Montana-Balky Horse School.

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    • Rural Schools of Fergus County, Montana;
    • Balky Horse School was located southwest of Winifred, Montana in School District #156. Later is was in School District # 99. The students are: standing: Helen Brooks, Louise Shell, Geneva Roy, Bill Shell, and teacher, Esther Cockerell. Seated:...
    • 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....
    • Lehman family in yard

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Five women and three children sitting in a backyard. Woman on the far left is Mrs. Bach and the woman second from the right is Helen Lehman Warr.
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades;
    • View of the south side of the 300 block of Main Street. The building to the right of the pole is the Busy Corner Store-News Depot.
    • 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....
    • Brooks block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Brooks building is located at 207 W. Main. It was originally built in 1913. Side of the building being refurbished by Valach Construction
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Grain Elevators;
    • View of 1st Avenue South as seen from the corner of Water Street to Brassey Street. The Montana Lumber building is on the far left and two grain elevators are seen on the same side of the street. At the end of 1st Avenue is the Montana Railroad...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Brickyard, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Brickyards;
    • The first plant owed its start and success primarily to one man, John Gretencort. It was this man who was the expert on clay products and was the general manager from 1911 until 1941. The brickyard was located on upper Spring Creek road near...
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • Parades;
    • View shows the buildings on the south side of the 300 block on Main Street. W.S. Smith store first building on the right, and Christies Restaurant is the 2nd building from the right.
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Drays;
    • Front view of the Bright Hotel (built 1906). It became the Burke Hotel in 1924. Scovel's Transfer was an early dray business in Lewistown, Montana. A sign saying Private Secretary is on the side of the wagon. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel...
    • 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.,...
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • Parades;
    • Lewistown Furniture Company float in parade in front of the buildings on the north side of the 300 block on Main Street. Stafford Harness shop shows in the background. The building on the far right is the Power's Store.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from hill above Montana Street at 6th Avenue North. The Episcopal Church (built 1899) at 502 W. Montana has a boardwalk in front of it. A wagon is on Montana Street in the foreground. In the distance to the left is the Hawthorne School...
    • Lewistown Post Office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Confectionery; Post Office;
    • The building was originally called the Fergus County Realty Building but in later years it is called the News-Argus Building. It is located at 521 W. Main and it was built in 1914 by Architects Wasmansdorff and Eastman. Half of the buiding at one...
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Mint Bar located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue South. Next to the Mint is a small "Land" office and the "Bootery". A "Fern Studio" sign is painted on the upper side of the next building. Behind the Mint on 4th Avenue...
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Brewery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Lewistown Brewery just south of Lewistown was built by in 1894 by John Laux. It was built with locally quarried sandstone. A wooden fence is in the foreground of the photo with two signs on the fence that say ""CULVER'S MILLINERY"". 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....
    • 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....
    • Stagecoach

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    • Stagecoaches;
    • An umbrella is covering the driver and his passenger.
    • Ivins, Edward G. (Doc)

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edward G. Ivins was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 13, 1856. Edward G. "Doc" Ivins came to Lewistown from Los Angeles via Butte in 1900. E. G. (Doc) Ivins was managing editor of the Lewistown Democrat-News. He wrote the book “This Way Out,”...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Woman washing clothes.

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    • Washing clothes;
    • A woman is washing her clothes in a wash tub on a bench in her yard.
    • 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....
    • Roy, Montana

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    • Roy, Montana;
    • The Montana Hardware building is on the right.
    • 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....
    • Lewistown State Bank, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Construction of the Lewistown State Bank (1913) at 423 W. Main. It replaces the former building built by the Fergus County Argus. The construction of the Bank-Electric building is also going on across the street. Main Street was paved also in 1913.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • View from 8th Avenue North looking towards the back of the Courthouse. The houses in the left foreground face Broadway Street. The house to the right of the Courthouse in the background is the Blackford Residence at 713 W. Main.
    • Anderson, Peter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Peter Anderson came to Montana in 1873 from Norway. He did placer mining in Helena and Butte. He moved to Central Montana in 1882 and married Marie Slotten, his childhood sweetheart from Norway on July 22, 1883. They lived four miles west of...
    • Grandma’s Birthday

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    • Birthday celebrations;
    • Older woman sitting outside in her rocking chair. She is holding a bouquet of flowers and her birthday cake with candles is on the table next to her.
    • Dry Canyon, Snowy Mountains

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    • Dry Canyon; Snowy Mountains;
    • Dry Canyon is found in the Snowy Mountains south of Lewistown Montana
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Methodist Church (built 1904) was located at 512 W. Broadway. A group of people are gathered around the laying of the cornerstone. The Methodist Parsonage (built 1892) is next to the new building. The Coulter (originally the Culver Studio) Studio...

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