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    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining;
    • 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 three miles on its outcrop. Of these...
    • 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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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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    • 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.
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Arro Oil Refinerry.

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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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Barnes-King mine;
    • Barnes-King mine. 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 three miles on its...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Piper, Harley

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    • Harley Piper;
    • Harley Piper was born in Iowa in 1868. He married Nettie Lansley. They had one daughter, Frances in 1906. Harley died in 1917 and was a Civil War veteran. The town of Piper about 16 miles southeast of Lewistown was named after him.
    • 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...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. 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)...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall mine.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 three miles on its...
    • 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.
    • Southworth, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Frank Southworth's family came to Fergus County in 1914 from Nebraska. They homesteaded 20 miles east of Roy, Mt. He traveled by train to go to Fergus High School in Lewistown, Montana.
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • Spring Creek bridge. 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A man is standing at the top of the steps leading from the town of Hanover to lower fields where there are a few houses that some of...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • Stairway leadidng to the town of 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...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. 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)...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • Spring Creek below 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...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A few homes of the town of Hanover are seen in the foreground. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • The town of Kendall, first formed in 1900, quickly grew into a booming mining camp with a population of 1,400 by 1910. Nestled in a sloping valley between two mountain ridges leading to the mining district, Kendall was a town complete with hotel,...
    • 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.
    • Fish hatchery near Lewistown, Montana

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    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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
    • Chandler, Edward

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

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants;
    • 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. ...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover, Montana; Cement Plants; Gypsum Plants; Trams;
    • Tram on the mountain abover 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall mill.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 three miles on its...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.

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