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    • Brassey, Edward

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

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert was born in 1876 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His parents were from Germany. He died Oct 25, 1946. Nettie was born May 16, 1879 she died Feb 25, 1966. Nettie Stahoski of Glencoe Minnesota and Robert J. Brooks of Minneapolis, Minnesota were...
    • Buntin, Charles

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

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

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    • Pioneers;
    • Jesse D. Clark was born Dec 13, 1867 in Indiana and died Nov 25, 1957. He moved to Lewistown in 1885 and took out a homestead in the Snowy Mountains. He had a sawmill on East Fork. His first wife was Verna Logan who he married in 1906 but they...
    • Clingan, Mary Simpson

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mary Simpson Clingan was born May 4, 1880 and died April 26, 1981. In 1916 they lived near Rock Creek near Lewisdtown, Montana. During the depression they moved to Lewistown, Montana where she operated a rooming house and later moved to 422 W....
    • Colver, Carrie (Mrs. Fred)

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    • Pioneers;
    • Carrie Colver was born May 10, 1870 in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin and died Dec 6, 1961. In January of 1888, Fred Colver went back to his old home in Wisconsin after he had homesteaded in Central Montana. There he married Carrie S. Bidwell, an...
    • Colver, Charles P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • In 1879 Charles P. Colver left Wisconsin and came up the Missouri River to Montana. He settled in Prickley Valley near Helena and ran a freight line into Helena with three yoke of cattle and a wagon. In 1881 his brother Fred T. Colver joined him...
    • Colver, Fred T.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred T. Colver was born June 24, 1861 in Berlin, Wisconsin and died June 17, 1956 He was brother of Charles P. Rancher stockman, and flour mill. Married Carrie Saloma Bidwell May 10-1870 at Grand March, WI. Fred Colver celebrated his 20th birthday...
    • Corner of 6th and Pine Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dr. J. Theodore Brice;
    • View on 6th Avenue South where it intersects with Pine Street. The Brice Hospital (built 1919) on Pine Street can be seen above the parked car. Dr Brice lived in the house to the right of the hospital. The Brice Hospital later became the Pine Crest...
    • Culver Studio and home, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Photographers;
    • Located at 212 5th Avenue North. William H. Culver was the first photographer to set up a business in Lewistown in 1886. He moved to Lewistown from Maiden, Montana where he had been the photographer from 1883-1886. Culver's original home is on the...
    • Culver Studio, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Photographers;
    • Located at 212 5th Avenue North. William H. Culver was the first photographer to set up a business in Lewistown in 1886. He moved to Lewistown from Maiden, Montana where he had been the photographer from 1883-1886.
    • Cummings, Frank L.

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    • World War l; Textbook burning;
    • Frank L. Cummings was principal of the Fergus County High School, Lewistown, Montana from 1916-1923. He trained at the University of Chicago where he earned both his A.B. and A.M. degrees. To accommodate the farm boys who could not attend the full...
    • Fergus County Courthouse

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Men working on the side of the Courthouse where the old Courthouse once stood. The Carnegie Library is seen in the background.
    • Gas Station, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Gas Stations; The Grease Spot;
    • Elmer Olson and Lyle Johnson operated a service station at the corner of 5th and Janeaux under the adopted name of “The Grease Spot”, selling gasoline, oil, tires, and accessories, washing and greasing cars, repairing flat tires and doing light...
    • Glen Morton

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    • Glen Morton at the dooway of the Warm Springs Power Plant where he worked. The Power Plant supplied electricity to the Kendall Mines.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1906-1909
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • View shows the trestle and electric engine which hauled the ore trains from the Santiago Gold Mine to the Kendall mill where it was processsed. At the back is the entrance to the "Open Cut" of the Kendall Mine. A part of the mill of the Kendall...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1887
    • Gold Mining; Spotted Horse Mill;
    • This was the Spotted Horse stamp mill. The machinery was originally in the collar Gulch Mill and purchased by Perry McAdow and moved to Spotted Horse. This was in the bottom of spotted Horse Gulch near where the concrete tailings dam presently...
    • 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...
    • Keller, Robert & Alloysia

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

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    • Landusky, Montana;
    • The ore mill was behind and to the left of where the post office stands in 1967. Landusky was named after Powell “Pike” Landusky. Pike Landusky and Bob Orman discoved a gold mine in 1893 which developed into a boom town.
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana view from the southeast.

    • 1989
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    • View of area where Big Casino Creek joins with Spring Creek near Ash Street, Lewistown, Montana. This is the area where the first trading post was constructed by Peter Koch in 1873 when it was thought that the area would be set aside for the Crow...
    • Matlock, Pearl

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    • Pioneers;
    • Pearl Matlock. She died in 1933. She was born at Strawberry Point, Iowa on March 5, 1862. Her maiden name was Lura Landry. She came to Montana in 1886 for a while then returned to her home in Iowa. She came back to Montana in 1889 and married...
    • 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...
    • Otten, Herman

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    • Pioneers;
    • Herman Otten was born near Hanover, Germany in 1838. He went to San Francisco for 4 years. He then went to Nevada and worked in the stamp mills. In 1865 he came to Montana and located near Deer Lodge. Later he went to Texas in 1870 and drove a band...
    • Park Market, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Grocery Stores;
    • Park Market was located at 514 Cook Street and was owned by John and Norma Gilmore. They bought the property where Mike Soule had once run a small grocery and confectionary store and improved the property and opened the Park Market in the spring of...
    • Park Market, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Grocery Stores;
    • Park Market was located at 514 Cook Street and was owned by John and Norma Gilmore. They bought the property where Mike Soule had once run a small grocery and confectionary store and improved the property and opened the Park Market in the spring of...
    • Phillips, Samuel

    • 1920
    • Pioneers;
    • Samuel Phillips was born March 11, 1849. He came west from the state of New York in 1880. He located four miles above Lewistown on Big Spring Creek in 1881 where he ran 5,000 sheep. He married Margaret Page in 1883. In 1892 they built a home at 508...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Shipman, Henry E.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Henry Eaton Shipman. Clark Shipman at age 49 and his fifteen year old son, Henry Eaton Shipman, came to Montana Territory in the winter of 1882. They established a homestead on the Judith River. Henry Shipman later returned to Vermont where he was...
    • Southworth, Murna

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    • Pioneers;
    • Murna Martin Southworth came with her parents to Roy, Montana where they homesteaded in 1913 from Nebraska. Her family moved to Lewistown in 1918. She married Frank Southworth.
    • 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...
    • Waddell, Thomas

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    • Pioneers;
    • Thomas Waddell was born in Boone County, Illinois, in 1856. He moved to Kansas in 1866 where he was raised on a farm. In 1875 he went to Utah and worked in a silver mine. He came to Montana in 1880 and then moved to Philbrook in 1881. He operated...
    • 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...
    • Winnett, Walter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter Winnett was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. He later settled where the town of Winnett is and married Mary Jenkins from Missouri. They were married in 1899. In 1900 he built his family home from lumber from his sawmill. He started the first...

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