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    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana grade school faculty

    • 1903
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    • Standing left to right: Minnie Stewart Tessell, Bess Dwight, Elizabeth Peebles Pfaus, Clara Main. Sitting: Abbie Larned, Marion Weldon Conger, Cora Ward Watson, E. O. Busenburg (principal), Mercy Jackson, Jennie Fulton Farries, Date Doolittle.
    • Ford truck on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings in the background are on the north side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. Seiden Drug Store is shown on the left and the Scheidt Jewelry Store is shown on the right.
    • Lewistown Dairy Wagon, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy wagon. Beat John Kuhne was born on January 10, 1882, in Benken, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He immigrated to Montana in 1906 at the age of 24. He came to the Lewistown area at the urging of the former Joe King and worked as a hand for...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover was built to house the workers of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The photo shows the rows of homes that were built across the highway from the cement plant. It also shows the Hanover Post Office/Mercantile Company building on the left side.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Austin W. Warr home at 812 W. Main (left) and Charles Lehman home built in 1900 (802 W. Main).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of Main Street from the 600 block. Marsh the Homemaker building became the Creel Funeral Home. The Bright Hotel is on the tallest building on the left.
    • Parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the businesses: Phillips Drug Store (324 W. Main (center left) with the Fair (322 W. Main) next to it. The News Depot was across the street on the corner of 4th Avenue South. The house in the photo faces 4th Avenue South.
    • Methodist Church Manse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Methodist Church parsonage (built 1892) was located at 204 5th Avenue North. The Culver/Coulter Studio is to the right of the parsonage and the Methodist Church is located to the left.
    • 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...
    • Aerial View of Central Montana

    • 1972-10-18
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    • ERTS (satellite) took this photo from 570 miles in space. The Snowy Mountains are seen in the bottom right, the Little Belt Mountains are in the bottom left and the Judith and Moccasin Mountains are seen in the middle.
    • 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...
    • Truck at Ford Garage

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    • Truck is parked at the side of the Fordson garage on the corner of Broadway Street and 6th Avenue North. Methodist Churche shows on the left. The Ark Exchange was a furniture store located at 109 5th Avenue South (in 1922).
    • Washington Street, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View from 6th Avenue North looking down on Washington Street. The white building (center left) is the first built Methodist Church.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright/Burke Hotel is on the far left with the Wise Block next to it. The Bank-Electric building is the tallest building on the right.
    • 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...
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Methodist Church in Lewistown owes its beginning to Rev. W. W. Van Orsdel, pioneer missionary who was known throughout Montana as "Brother Van". The first wooden church building was built in 1886 and when the congregation grew they built a new...
    • 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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    • View of Main Street from the 1100 Block looking northeast. The Courthouse is seen on the left and the Lincoln School (built 1912) can be seen in the middle right.
    • Sapphire Mine

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    • Charles Gadsen on the left and Mr. Sidwell on the right at the mill at American Mine.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Left is the May Apartments at 803 W. Main built in 1902 by John Laux, Austin W. Warr home (center) at 812 W. Main and Charles Lehman home (right) built in 1900 at 802 W. Main.
    • Steam tractor on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Steam tractor in the middle of the 300 block of Main Street. The buildings in the background are on the north side of the street. They include (right to left) the Power Mercantile (1901), The Bon Ton (1893), unidentified, Stafford Harness (1890),...
    • Moore, Montana baseball team

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    • Front row: Walt Fitzwater (second from left) and Clark Combs (far right); second row second from left H. C. Redman, Sam Tilzey, Al Fleming and David Vogel; Standing in back are Andy Mathews (left) and Frank Wolf; Miller Mathews child sitting in...
    • William Blackford's office, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Office of William Blackford in the Judith Basin Bank (built 1899) located at 502 W. Main. William Blackford and his secretary, Gertrude McConnell are seated at a tapestry covered table with bookshelves on two sides of the room. The first Lincoln...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Homes on the 300 block of Montana Street. Oliver Belden lived at 322 W. Montana which may be the 2nd house from the left.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Utica, Montana

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    • Far left, Charlie Waite house (formerly William Culver’s Photograph Studio). Judith Hotel, Silver Dollar Saloon, Utica Livery stable behind saloon (large building in the middle). Large building on the right is H. G. Phillips Store downstairs and...
    • 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...
    • Elephants on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Circus parade on Main Street at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Main Street. The tall building on the left is the Fergus County Argus newspaper office, built in 1896 and replaced in 1913. The Lewistown Furniture Co. building address was 102-104...
    • Snowy day Lewistown Montana

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    • View of Lewistown, Montana from the southeast looking towards the northwest. The Courthouse (built in 1890) is the building on the far left. On the far right (labeled #4) is the Lincoln School (built 1889 and replaced in 1912). The building...
    • 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...
    • Judith Basin Bank, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Judith Basin Bank (built 1899) located at 502 W. Main. The bank has a corner entrance with a sign that reads 1899. Judith Basin Bank sign is painted on the front left window.
    • Lincoln School, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The second Lincoln School (built 1912) located on 7th Avenue South between Janeaux Street and Watson Street. The houses on the right are on Watson Street and the houses on the left are on Janeaux Street.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of Janeaux Street from 4th Avenue South. The building on the left is the Mint Bar.
    • 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...
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright Hotel was located on the northeast corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The lower left section of the building was built in 1906 and the rest was built in 1908. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel in 1923-1924.The building burned in...
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • The Brice Hospital (built 1919) was located at 614 W. Pine. It was built by Dr. Theodore J. Brice. It later became the Pine Crest Apartments. The old gymnasium for the high school is in the background on the left.
    • 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...
    • Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The second Prebyterian Church (built 1912) was located on the corner of Watson and and 5th Avenue South. The Hoffman House apartments are on the right side of the church. A "Rex Flour" sign is on a building to the left.
    • Firemen at City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • City Hall and fire station (built 1904) on the left at 308 4th Avenue South. A tall scaffolding is in the center with fire men practicing climbing the walls of the scaffold.
    • 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, 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from either Washington Street or Broadway Street along 7th Avenue North. The first Lincoln School (built 1889) can be seen on the far left. The roof of the Library is seen over the top of the buildings in the center.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View shows the back of the Seeley home, 302 3rd Avenue North. The home on the left is the John D. Waite home at 316 3rd Avenue North.
    • Corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Montana Building is the tall white building (built 1917) on left. The Power Bros Building (built 1901) is the smaller building on the left. It was built by the Croatian Stonemasons from local sandstone. The tall white building on the right...
    • Culver home and studio, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The homes were built by William Culver who was the earliest photographer in the Central Montana area. He first established his photography business in the town of Maiden, Montana in 1883 and then later moved (1886) to Lewistown and built the Culver...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Culver Studio is the building on the left. The street is 5th Avenue North and the house in the center is across 5th Avenue from the Culver Studio
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Parade on the 300 block of Main Street. The buildings in the background are on the south side of the street. Various signs on the buildings read: Sweitzer's, Judith Hardware. A flag is hanging over the Silver Dollar Saloon sign on the left side of...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • North side of the 500-600 blocks on Main Street, Lewistown Montana. The Attix Clinic (built 1916) is on the far left. The Bright/Burke Hotel (built 1906) is the large building in the middle.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Masonic Temple is the building on the left. The street is 4th Avenue North between Broadway Street and Washington Street
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fourth of July parade on Main Street (200 block). The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned in 1916) and the Lewistown Commercial Co (built 1898 burned in 1916) are located on the left side of the photo and the Lewistown Hotel (built 1882 and...
    • 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...
    • St. Joseph's Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1909
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    • First major operation, 1909. Pictured left to right are: Dr. T.H. Pleasants, Dr. F.F. Attix, Dr. Theobold Brice, Sister St. Charles, Sister Camille.
    • View from Main Street hill.

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    • View from the top of Main Street hill. The Courthouse is on the left and the Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The building on the left is located on Main Street at approximately the 1100 block.
    • Corner view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View to the left is from 8th Avenue looking down Main Street and to the right is looking down 8th Avenue South.
    • Lewistown, Montana future Post Office area.

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    • Empty field is where the Post Office would be built in 1931. The area is between Broadway St. and Washington St. on 3rd Avenue North. The buildings on the left are the backside of the Power Mercantile building.
    • C. F. Little Jewelry Store and Hobensack and Sloan store.

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    • Two buildings on the NW corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave North, Lewistown, Montana. Hobensack and Sloan Hardware Store on the left and C.F. Little Jewelry on the right. Part of the Bon Ton Store is shown on the far left. A stagecoach is traveling...
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Bright Hotel was located on the northwest corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street. The lower left section of the building was built in 1906 and the rest was built in 1908. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel in 1924.The building burned in 1959.
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1913
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    • Construction of the Bank-Electric building in 1913 at 505 W. Main. On the side of the next building is a painted sign for "Abel Bros. Wholesale abd Retail Meats and Provisions". A sign on the corner of the Bank-Electric building says "Wasmansdorff...
    • 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.
    • Maiden, Maiden

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    • Canyon, Montana sometimes called Spotted Horse, Montana. Gap in the mountains enroute to Maiden. Junction of Maiden Canyon (left) and Spotted Horse Gulch (right).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Parade on Main Street. Building on the left is the Fergus County Argus Newspaper office (built in 1896) and located on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue South. View also shows the Lewistown Furniture company (102-104 5th Avenue South) and...
    • Wieglanda, George with gold brick

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    • George Heinrick Wieglenda was born on August 15, 1876, in Heidersdorf, Province of Silesia, Germany. His parents, John and Selma immigrated to the United States around 1883. George left home around 1893 and after drifting around Eastern Montana, at...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the 700 block on Main Street. The old Courthouse built in 1890 at 712 W. Main is on the left and the Carnegie Public Library built in 1905 at 701 W. Main is on the right.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Airplanes;
    • An airplane sitting on 6th Avenue North Lewistown, Montana. Men are standing near the plane. A sign on the side of the plane reads: Burt Walker Clerk of Court. The Montana Building is in the background on the left and the Methodist Church spire is...
    • Brickyard workers at Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1917
    • Brickyards; Beehive kiln;
    • Back row: (left to right) unknown, Ben Isaacs, Joe Isaacs, unknown, unknown, unknown, Fred Howard; Front row: unknown, unknown, Roy Stokes, Unknown. The brickyard was started by John Gretencourt and George Wiedeman. The business started about 1910...
    • Montana Hardware Store, Lewistown Montana.

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    • Buildings;
    • View of the north side of the 200 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The Montana Hardware is the first building on the left side. It burned in 1916. The other buildings on the block were built before 1906.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;
    • Buildings left to right: Lang Building (built 1904), Diamond Block (built 1907), Fergus County Argus newspaper office (built 1896).
    • Bright-Burke Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;Hotels;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street. The Bright Hotel is the large building on the left. It was later called the Burke Hotel.
    • Camels on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Camels;
    • Camels pulling a circus wagon on 5th Avenue North and people standing on the sidewalks watching the parade. Buildings from left to right: Judith Basin Bank (built 1899), Telephone building (built 1912), Methodist Church (built 1905), and the...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Left to right: Alex Lehman, Alex law, Oswald Lehman, John W. Brice, Charles Fowler, A. E. Trapp, Louis Lehman, Walter Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Posey Ashworth, Bailey Ashworth, Billy K. Creplin, Charles Beatty, Fred...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees.

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Back row left to right: John Brice, Oswald Lehman, Alex Lehman, Alex Law, Charles Fowler, Posey Ashworth. Middle Row: Walter Lehman, Fred Henley, Louis Lehman, Billy K, Creplin, A. E. Trapp, Bailey Ashworth,...
    • 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.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses; Jails;
    • The Courthouse was built in 1908-1909. It is located at 712 W. Main. The jail is the small building on the left and the old Courthouse shows on the right.
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Day House Hotel;
    • North side of the 400 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. Buildings from left to right: Lehman's Department Store, Allen and Robinson Building (built 1903 and top part burned in 1938), 2 unidentified buildings, Day House with balcony...
    • Seiden Drug store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Drugstores
    • Seiden Drug Store was owned by John W. Seiden. It was located at 416 W. Main. John Seiden (left); Fred Horner (right).
    • 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....
    • Flood. Lewistown, Montana

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    • Floods;
    • View from the corner of 1st and Main. The building on the right is the IOOF building at 101 W. Main. The building on the left is Milner's Transfer on the south side of E. Main Street.
    • Flood July 4, 1920 Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood on Main Street Lewistown Montana. Milner's Transfer building on the right is located on the NE corner of Main Street and 1 Ave South. The Culver Opera House is the third building from the left with the pointed roof.
    • Flood on Janeaux Street Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood July 4, 1920. The Milwaukee Depot and Freight House are at the center end of the street. The Lewistown Wholesale Co. (formerly the Big Red Barn) is on the left.

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