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    • 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)
    • Arro gasoline truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown.
    • Arro oil truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Arro Oil Refinery.

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    • Oil refinery; Anti-freeze;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery.

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery truck parked at the Ford Garage.

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Miles City well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • 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...
    • Tullock, Guy

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

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    • Oil Refineries; Arro Oil; Anti-Freeze;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Arro Oill Refinery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Oil refineries; Anti-freeze;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Hackamore Club, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Bars; Clubs;
    • Originally a bar and later added dancing and dining. It was located 2 miles west of Lewistown. It was owned by Notch Plovanic and Fred Goettel
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Anderson, Marie Slotten

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    • Pioneers;
    • Marie Slotten Anderson was born in Norway. She married her childhood sweetheart Peter E. Anderson on July 22, 1883 after he had moved to Central Montana in 1882. They lived four miles west of Lewistown.
    • 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.
    • Belanger, Nathalie

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    • Pioneers;
    • Nathalie Belanger came to Montana in 1868 and started mercantile stores six miles from the present site of Butte, Silver Bow, and at French and German Gulches. She later went to Maiden and Gilt Edge, Montana and started a mercantile business. She...
    • Heath Community Hall, Heath, Montana

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    • Community Halls; Heath, Montana;
    • Heath, Montana is located 10 miles Southeast of Lewistown, Monana. It was named after Perry Heath who was the first post master in 1910. The Heath Community Hall was built in 1935.
    • Monument constructed in memory of James Fergus

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    • James Fergus; Monuments;
    • The inscription on the monument reads: James Fergus, father of Fergus County with his wife Pamelia and son Andrew located this ranch in 1880. Came to Montana with Captain Fisk’s Expedition 1862. The monument is located 25 miles east of Lewistown,...
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish Hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • 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 Indian trading post and station on the Carroll Trail on Big Spring Creek about 2 miles...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post can be seen near the trees in the center right of the photo. 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 Indian...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post shows in the trees on the right. The Fergus County Poor Farm are the buildings in the background. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • Reed and Bowles shows in the trees in the center of the photo. 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 Indian trading post and...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post in the log building on the right side of the photo. 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 Indian trading post...
    • 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...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • Bridge leading into the trading post. 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 Indian trading post and station on the Carroll Trail...
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana. First Hotel

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Elmer Turner. Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder Saloon at Rocky Point. Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Post Office. Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Kolin, Montana

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    • Kolin, Montana;
    • Lee George (left), Hugh George, Ray George (died in war). Kolin, Montana. It’s post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Methodist Church.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • This is the first Methodist Church located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. It was built in 1886 and replaced in 1904 with a stone structure. The parsonage, built in 1892, is seen next door. To the right of the parsonage is the...
    • Maddox, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Arnold Maddox was born July 12, 1872 at Wilson Co. Kansas and died Aug 6, 1950. He was a farmer and lived 4 miles south of Grass Range.
    • Fergus Community Hall, Fergus, Monana

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    • Fergus, MT; Community Halls;
    • Fergus was a town located on the Milwaukee Railroad. It is 30 miles northeast of Lewistown, Montana. The community hall was built in 1925.
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana; Ghost Towns; Mines;
    • The Maginnis mine mill site with the Main level and Esler level waste rock dumps. This is at the head of Warm Spring Creek Canyon with Gold Hill in the background. In 1880, the outcrop of the Maginnis ore body was discovered on the left end of the...
    • School at Coal Hill.

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    • Rural Schools;
    • The Coal Hill School was located 7 miles northeast of Roy, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Revlegks Cash Store and Haynes Hotel. Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Yogo, Montana

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    • Yogo, Montana was a gold mining camp at first but then became known for its corn-flower blue sapphires. Yogo mining district is about 16 miles from Utica, Montana.
    • Winifred, Montana

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    • Winifred, Montana began as a railway station along Dog Creek. It is located about 37 miles north of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Messier, Ike

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ike Messier was born in 1891. He died Sept 7, 1971. In 1917 he married Ruth Covert of Valentine, Montana. He repaired automobiles in Lewistown, Montana for 40 years. In 1910 he walked 100 miles from the Musselshell River to Lewistown. His first job...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Many buildings of the town of Hilger, Montana located 15 miles north of Lewistown. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Barnes-King Mine. Kendall, Montana. The Kendall, the North Moccasin, and the Barnes King are three famous old gold mines in Fergus County, Montana. Located adjoingingly in the North Moccasin Mountains, they cover the mineral zone for a distance of...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • Demolition of the plant. In approximately 1916, a gypsum quarry and cement plant was established ten miles northwest of Lewistown. With the plant and quarry came the town of Hanover. The company who owned the plant was quick to establish a place...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana;
    • In approximately 1916, a gypsum quarry and cement plant was established ten miles northwest of Lewistown. With the plant and quarry came the town of Hanover. The company who owned the plant was quick to establish a place for its workers to stay. ...
    • Kolin, Montana

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    • Kolin, Montana;
    • George family home at Kolin, Montana. It’s post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Neill, William (Billy)

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    • Pioneers;
    • William T. Neill was born in Quebec, Canada and came to Lewis and Clark County in 1878 and to Fergus County, Montana in 1883. He settled on a ranch nine miles southeast of Garneill. He raised cattle and horses. In 1892 he married Garnette Courier...
    • Kolin, Montana

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    • Kolin, Montana; Railroads;
    • Kolin's post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Kolin, Montana

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    • Kolin, Montana;
    • Kolin, Montana. It’s post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Shiell, Robert G.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert G. Shiell was born Feb 24, 1870 in Friar Dykes, Scotland and died Sept 14, 1929. He came with his parents from Scotland in 1887 and they took a stage to Ubet where his three brothers were living. They went into the cattle business 20 miles...
    • 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...

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