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    • Barrett, Britton

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    • Pioneers;
    • Britton Barrett came to Montana from Iowa in 1887. He homesteaded on a branch of Trout Creek and later bought land on Rock Creek. His wife Rose came to Fergus County with her mother and two older brothers. Britton freighted between Billings and...
    • Branson, Alexander

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    • Barbers;
    • In July 1887, Branson filed a claim for 160 acres on the west fork of Beaver Creek, southwest of Lewistown. Branson completed proving up his homestead on July 11, 1892, and he received patent to 160 acres. He had other land in the same area and...
    • Brassey, Edward

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    • Edward Brassey;
    • He was born in England Oct 22, 1844. Mr. Brassey came to the present site of Lewistown in the early fall of 1881 in the capacity of school teacher and later taught the first term of public school which was organized in the section which now...
    • Bunett, Perk

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    • Pioneers;
    • Perk Burnett was the brother of William C. Burnett. He was born west of Dallas, Texas on a ranch. He was born in 1852. In 1875 he and his brother William C. left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land...
    • Buntin, Charles

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    • Pioneers;
    • Charles Buntin was born Sep 10, 1877 in Benton, Illinois. He died Jan 9, 1958 in Lewistown. He received a degree from LaSalle University in Chicago. In February of 1904 he was commissioned as a teacher by the Department of the Interior Bureau of...
    • Burnett, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Burnett was born in Jan 10, 1855 at Wayne Co. Kentucky. His brother was Perk Burnett. In 1875 he and his brother left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land and cattle in Wyoming and sold out...
    • Charters, John H.

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    • Pioneers;
    • John H. Charters came from Columbia County, Wisconsin, in 1887. He was employed by the Cruse Cattle Company on the Power River, in Custer County then came to Fergus County in 1889 and filed a claim on land where Grass Range now stands. He married...
    • Daily, Clara

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dailey came to Montana in 1882 and lived near Bozeman until 1884 when they came to Fergus County. They came in a covered wagon. They homesteaded on the southeastern edge of Lewistown. They had both range and dairy cattle and sold...
    • Day, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Frank Day came to Fergus County in 1882 and bought 120 acres of land from Major Reed at Reedsfort. He built the old and popular Day House Hotel at Reedsfort and later moved it to Lewistown at the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. He...
    • Ed Wright Land Office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Ed Wright;
    • Ed Wright Land office located on the corner of Janeaux Street and 4th Avenue South. The Family Theater was located on the right hand side of this building. The building was constructed in 1903.
    • Hanley, Dan

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    • Pioneers;
    • Daniel Hanley was born in Lowell, MA in 1867 and came to Lewistown in 1911. He died July 31, 1933. He was in the real estate and insurance business and was a land agent. He married Margaret Harrington in St. Paul, Minn.
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Wells Fargo and Co.; Milwaukee Railroad;
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Hilger, Montana

    • 1911-11-02
    • 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....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • 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....
    • Hobensack, Isaac

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    • Judith Hardware; Wheat growers;
    • Isaac Morris Hobensack was born on his father’s farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1858. He arrived at Lewistown, Montana, August 4, 1885. In July, 1889, he opened a hardware store and his partner was Oliver Jutras. The business was...
    • Hobensack, Isaac and wife

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    • Pioneers;
    • Isaac Morris Hobensack was born on his father’s farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, February 7, 1858. He arrived at Lewistown, Montana, August 4, 1885. In July, 1889, he opened a hardware store and his partner was Oliver Jutras. The business was...
    • Imislund Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Imislund building (built 1906) located at 508 W. Main. Sign on the left window reads "Empire Land Co. Drinkard and Drinkard." Sign on the right window reads "Funeral Director; Undertaker[George Creel]." The building is attached to the...
    • Jenni, John

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    • Pioneers;
    • John Jenni came to Montana with his brother (Frederick) in 1881 and worked in Helena in a livery stable. In 1882 he joined his brother Frederick on Beaver Creek. He later filed for a homestead near Frederick’s land. He was a freighter, carpenter...
    • Keller, Robert & Alloysia

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert Keller was born May 25, 1857 in Switzerland and died Oct 28 1929. He came to the United States in 1881. After that time he settled on Beaver Creek near Lewistown, Montana. He worked at Watson’s saw mill on Casino Creek where he night...
    • Knight the Tailor building

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    • Real Estate; Tailors;
    • Knight (Walter Knight) the Tailor office 116 4th Avenue South. Dead deer laying on the side of the car. Edmund Wright land office.
    • 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...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Masonic Temple building (built 1908) located at 324 W. Broadway Street. It was built with locally quarried sandstone by Croatian stonemasons. Signs on the side of the building read "Lewistown Coal Gas and Light Company"; "Cook Reynolds Co. Land &...
    • Masonic Temple.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue north. Constructed in 1909. It housed the Cook-Reynolds Land Co, the Lewistown Coal and Gas Co and the Temple Cafe on the south side of the building.
    • Mendel family on homestead land east of Winifred.

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    • Homesteads; Winifred, Montana;
    • Earl and Zeta (Mendel) Thompson, Emmett, Delbert, Jim, Claude, Elroy, (holding Garnet Thompson), Helen and Katherine Mendel. Photo taken in the orchard they planted and tended. Five miles east of Winifred. T21 & 22 N R 21E.
    • Moccasin Experimental Station. Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin Experimental Station; Moccasin, Montana;
    • The authority to establish a branch of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in the Judith Basin was given in 1907. S.S. Hobson donated the land for it and in 1908 a two-story farm house was constructed on the land. An Additional 480 acres of...
    • Moccasin Experimental Station. Moccasin, Montana

    • 1928
    • Moccasin Experimental Station; Moccasin, Montana;
    • The authority to establish a branch of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in the Judith Basin was given in 1907. S.S. Hobson donated the land for it and in 1908 a two-story farm house was constructed on the land. An additional 480 acres of...
    • Moccasin Experimental Station. Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin Experimental Station; Moccasin, Montana;
    • The authority to establish a branch of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in the Judith Basin was given in 1907. S.S. Hobson donated the land for it and in 1908 a two-story farm house was constructed on the land. An Additional 480 acres of...
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • N-Bar Ranch near Flatwillow Creek, Montana

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    • Ranches;
    • The N-Bar Ranch is situated on the east side of the Snowy mountains at the head of Flatwillow creek. It was lo¬cated by the Montana Sheep com¬pany in 1880. In 1885 Thomas Cruse of Helena bought out the Montana Sheep Company, land and livestock....
    • Norman, W. G.

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    • Jewelry Shops;
    • W. G. Norman came to Montana in 1883 from North Carolina and then to Lewistown in 1884 to celebrate the 4th of and witnessed killing of Rattlesnake Jake. In 1887 opened first jewelry story in Lewistown. He did such well in business for the next few...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post is located in the trees so only the land around the post is visible. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and operated a combination...
    • School at Brooks, Montana

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    • Rural Schools;
    • Phillips School was built in 1920 on land donated by Samuel Phillips.
    • Skelton, William

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

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    • Pioneers;
    • Elias Stone (Lyle) Smith came to Fergus County with his father in 1883. They filed on land 10 miles southwest of Lewistown and homesteaded. He spent over 40 years in stock raising, developing a property of 1680 acres.
    • Stephens, Oscar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Oscar Stephens was born in Susquehanna County in Pa. He came to Montana in 1870 and located in Meagher County. At first he worked for wages on the range, and for a time found employment in the Diamond City mines. He started his home ranch in 1880...
    • Store front, 406 W. Main Street.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • J.C. Huntoon Law office in upper floor of building. Edmund Wright Land office in lower floor.
    • Suffolk Hotel, Suffolk, Montana

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    • Hotels;
    • Suffolk is located 37 miles north of Lewistown and owes its birth to the coming of the railroad. It was established about 1913 or 1914 along the Milwaukee Railroad's line to Winifred. During the 1920's there were three passenger trains a week...
    • Tullock, Firman

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    • Pioneers;
    • Firmin Tullock came to Montana in 1881. He was a partner of H.F. Dent. In 1882 he filed a homestead and raised sheep but lost 50% of his 6,000 sheep in the winter of 1886-1887. He left the livestock business in 1887 and sold his land. From...
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Gypsum Industry;
    • U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • U. S. Gypsum Plant at Heath, Montana

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    • Aerial view of U. S. Gypsum plant at Heath, Montana was located 10 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana. The land was purchased in 1916. Construction began in 1921.
    • Warm Spring Creek swimming area

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    • Swimming pools;
    • Shortly after World War II, 1949-1950 Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Vanek who owned land next to Warm Spring Creek realized that there was a potential of Warm Spring Creek with such an abundance of fresh clear warm water that constantly changed made it...
    • Warm Spring Creek swimming area

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    • Swimming pools;
    • Shortly after World War II, 1949-1950 Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Vanek who owned land next to Warm Spring Creek realized that there was a potential of Warm Spring Creek with such an abundance of fresh clear warm water that constantly changed made it...
    • Wunderlin, Joe

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    • Pioneers;
    • Joe Wunderlin was born Dec 10, 1845 in Milstadt, Illinois and died Feb 8, 1933. He came to Montana in 1871 and took over his Brother Bill’s homestead near Ross Fork, Montana. His wife was named Mattie. He was a miner of quartz. The two brothers...

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