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    • Arro Oil Refinery on Spring Creek, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1940
    • Arro oil refinery;
    • Arro Oil Refinery is shown in the distance. It was located on Lower Spring Creek, Lewistown, MT. Railroad track in the foreground, Spring Creek is next to the railroad track with a bridge crossing over it. The Moccasin Mountains are in the...
    • Art Center, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Building was originally Judge Von Tobel's barn and was moved next to the Art Center as an addition.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Team of horses pulling freight in front of the Bank of Fergus County (built 1904) on the south side of the 200 block, Lewistown, Montana. Sweitzer's Department Store is next to the bank. The DeKalb Harness store is in the middle of the block.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 221 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 223 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals;
    • Brice Hospital. It was built by George W. Taylor between the years 1914 and 1917 and completed in 1919. The Brice Hospital was an impressive two-story red brick structure with a day-lighted basement and rooms on the third floor (attic). It was...
    • Charles Lehman and Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lehman's Department Store; Golden Rule Store;
    • View of Main Street shows the Charles Lehman Co Department Store on the corner of Main and 5th Ave North, Lewistown, MT. The Golden Rule Store is next to it followed by the Day House. Telephone lines on each side of the street represent 2 different...
    • Children in school yard, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1888
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    • Lewistown Main Street. The first school house is on the right side with school children in yard next to the school. A fence surrounds the school and yard. Main Street is in front of the school. Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Cook-Reynolds Company Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Theaters; Real Estate; Western Union;
    • It was built in 1904. Located on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. The Western Union office is located in the Judith Theater (built 1914) building next door.
    • Crowley Block, Lewistown, Montana. 311 W. Main.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View shows the building from the back as it was being constructed. It was owned by Annie Crowley. The building next to it is the back of the Warr-Lane building as it was being constructed also. They were built in 1913.
    • Day House Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Day House Hotel (built in 1880's at Reedsfort) was located on the corner of 4th Avenue North and Main Street. It had been moved (1886) from Reedsfort to this location and in 1908 it was moved to the corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North....
    • Day House Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Day House Hotel (built in 1880's at Reedsfort) was located on the corner of 4th Avenue North and Main Street. It had been moved from Reeds Fort to this location and in 1908 it was moved to the corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North. A balcony...
    • First M. E. Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • This Methodist Church was built in 1904. It was located on the corner of Broadway Street and 5th Avenue North. It burned in 1976. Scovel's Transfer was located next to the church and the Scovel's Transfer bus can be seen near the church.
    • First National Bank, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Judith Basin Bank; McDonald and Charters building;
    • Block of buildings at 502-506, W. Main, Lewistown, MT. The building on the right (with awnings on the corner door and front window) housed the First National Bank (formerly called the Judith Basin Bank). It was built in1899. The building next to it...
    • First School House, Lewistown, Montana

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    • First school house (built 1883) located at 521 W. Main. The teacher and all the students are in a group next to the school posing for the photo. The teacher is holding an American flag. Some of the children are holding bouquets of flowers.
    • Freight team at Culver Studio, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Freighting;
    • Lewistown as seen from the southwest. A freight team is in the center of the photo next to the Culver Studio. The Moshner house is #1. Beyond the Culver Studio is the Methodist Church (#2). A Hall is #3. The Day House is #4. The Bank of Fergus...
    • Green Block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Green block was built by Andrew Green in 1909 at 111 W. Main. It housed the Lewistown Meat Co. and the European Hotel. The sign on the side of the building says: Hunter and Young Best Quality Grocers. The building next to it was the Hopkins...
    • Hickey, Jack

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    • Jack Hickey;
    • Jack Hickey standing on street next to the Lehman building on the corner of 5th Avenue North and Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The Methodist Church shows in the background.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Original home of William H. Culver residence at 212 5th Avenue North being demolished. It was built in 1890. The building next door is his later residence built in 1900. William H. Culver was the original photographer for the central Montana area....
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Home next to the Pine Crest Apartments (right). The Pine Crest Apartments (614 W. Pine) used to be the Brice Hospital owned by Dr. J. Theo Brice in 1919.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Rowley Home on the corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue South. The Blackford home is next to it. The Carnegie Library vaguely shows next the to Blackford home.
    • Judith Hardware, Lewistown, Montana

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    • It was located at 307 W. Main and built in 1900. Workmen are repairing the wall which collapsed after the building next door had burned down.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Lewistown Commercial Co. (216 W. Main, Lewistown, MT) building with awning is on far left. Next to it is another building being constructed probably by John Laux.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the north side of the 300 block on Main Street. C.H. Williams, Druggist building (built 1894) is on the far left with the Stafford Harness and Saddlery Shop (built 1890) next to it.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Traveling cart with expandable tent for selling Touraine Chocolates parked in front of the Bank of Fergus County 223 W. Main. Sweitzer's department store and the DeKalb Harness Company are located next to the bank. (Sweitzers later moved to 311 W....
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Elkhorn Saloon; W. H. Hopkins; Andrew Green;
    • View of the south side of the 100 block on Main Street. The tallest building on the far left is the Green Building (built 1909 by Andrew Green at 111 W. Main). The building next to it is the Hopkins Block (built 1909) and the shorter building in...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the south side of Main Street. Second Power Mercantile (built 1884) on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. The Bank of Fergus County (built 1887) is across the street on the other corner. Next to the bank is the Lewistown Hotel...
    • 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, Montana;
    • Lewistown as seen from the 400 block of Broadway Street. The Methodist Church (built 1905, burned 1976) is on the right. The Judith Steam Laundry is on the left next to the Day House. The Burke Hotel (1906-1959) located on Main Street shows in the...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • South side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT. The H.H. Lang Block was built in 1904 and housed the Fergus County Hardware Co and the Fad Shoe and Clothing Co.The Slater Block in the middle was built in 1913 and housed the Myrtle...
    • 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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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • East Main Street of Lewistown on the south side of the 100 block. A dog is standing behind a building next to a pile of garbage. The Knerr-Tubb building is in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street, Lewistown, MT from the corner of 5th Avenue to the Judith Mountains. Telephone and electrical poles line both sides of street. The News-Argus building (built 1896) is on the right side. Next to it is the Lang Building. Lehman's...
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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    • view of the 600 block on Broadway Street. Shows the Methodist Church in the background and trucks for sale belonging to the Ford Garage across the street. Scovel's Transfer building is next to the Methodist Church.
    • Marching band on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1888
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • A marching band is parading down the middle of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. This scene shows the 400 block of Main Street from 4th Avenue with the Choice Grocery Store, the Crowley Stable and other buildings on the right-hand side of the...
    • Melchert's Bakery truck.

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    • It made "Mother's Bread". Melchert's Bakery was as 122 W. Main in 1922. The photograph was taken on 6th Avenue North next to Ford Garage.
    • 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.
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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

    • 1908
    • Churches; Scovel's Transfer;
    • View of the Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana. Masonic men are marching to the Courthouse for the dedication of the construction of the Fergus County Courthouse. Scovel's Transfer business is next to the church. Masonic men are marching to the...
    • 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...
    • Morton, Glen

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    • Glen Morton was born at Hopeville, Iowa, in 1888. In 1909 Morton arrived in Lewistown on the old Jawbone Railroad. The next day he climbed aboard a Nelson Stage Coach bound for Kendall where he got a job at T. R. Matlock's general store. The...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Red River Carts on 5th Avenue, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Metis; Red River Carts;
    • Carts are in front of Dr. W. F. Hanson's office located on 5th Avenue South 1 block east of Main Street. George T. Bach and his sister Emily are on the front porch. The house on the far right is Frank Moshner's and next to it was the Methodist...
    • Scovel, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Franklin Bristol Scovel was born Sep 6, 1857 in Kirksville, MO. and died Sep 27, 1923. He came to Montana in 1882 where he drove stagecoach between Oka and Ubet, Montana. Later he engaged in ranching operating what was then known as the Posey...
    • Scovel's Transfer, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dray Business;
    • Scovel's Transfer was an early Lewistown dray business. It's office building was on Broadway Street next to the Methodist Church.
    • Smith, Walter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter S. Smith was born in 1859 on a farm in Maine. In 1879 he went to Lead City in the Black Hills and joined his brother S.R. Smith in the furniture business. In 1882 he went to Yellowstone area then Billings, and did a freighting business to...
    • 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...
    • West side of Lewistown.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The houses in the foreground are on Main Street between the 900-1000 block. The railroad track is located along 9th Avenue North. The Fergus County Courthouse is on the right (built 1908-1909). The house to the left of the Courthouse was the Lehman...
    • Wiedeman, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George J. Wiedeman was born at New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio, February 22, 1859. In September 1881, Mr. Wiedeman came to Montana and to the Judith Basin where he worked for Jack Waite as a sheep herder. The next year he took a band of sheep on...
    • Wool Hauling, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wool Industry;
    • Teams of horses pulling carts loaded with bags of wool next to the railroad station at Lewistown, Montana.
    • Wool Warehouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wool Industry;
    • The wool warehouse (built 1904) located next the the Montana Railroad Depot at the end of 1st Avenue South and Brassey Street.
    • World War I Military men, Lewistown, Montana

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    • World War I;
    • Inductees for World War I gathered on the field next to the Masonic Temple in Lewistown. This site was later used for the Post Office building in 1931.

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