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    • Carnegie Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The first Lincoln School is shown in the background on the left. The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local...
    • Carnegie Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • 2nd floor of the Library. Interior of the Library. The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • 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 extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • 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 extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • 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 extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Homestake cook shack. 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...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil train in the background. 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...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry

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    • Oil;
    • Cat Creek #1 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...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry.

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    • Oil;
    • 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 extremely shallow depths...
    • 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 High School

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 biology class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 carpentry class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 chemistry class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 class judging horses.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 football team

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 forge class.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 girls glee club.

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    • High School; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 girls sewing class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 high school orchestra.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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

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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

    • 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...
    • 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, 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

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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...
    • 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 mechanical drawing class

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 on the right and the gymnasium on the left.

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    • High Schools. Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 second girls glee club.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 women's gymnastic class.

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    • High Schools; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Gold Mines in Montana

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    • New Year Gold Mine;
    • The New Year Mining camp was located in the Judith Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The mine existed in the 1880's and 1890's and used the cyanide process.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • New Year Mine. The New Year mine is on the north side of the range west of Maiden, Montana in the Judith Mountains. Several claims were located in New Year gulch in the early 1880's. The mill for the mine was built in the late 1890's. The New Year...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1901
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • 3 wooden gold ore leeching tanks in the 1st gold mill built by Harry Kendall on his mine property at Kendall, Montana. The tanks were filled with crushed gold ore and covered with a solution of cyanide and water which "leeches" through the ore and...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • WHISKEY GULCH and BIG SIX MINES: Located in the mid and late 1890's. A. S. Wright, promoter of the New Year Mine took over the Whiskey Gulch in 1900 or 1901. He interested some local and St. Paul capital; a mill was built in 1902; later the Big Six...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Group touring the large natural caves in the New Year mine.The New Year mine is on the north side of the range west of Maiden. Several claims were located in New Year gulch in the early 1880's.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • Whisky Gulch mill. WHISKEY GULCH and BIG SIX MINES: Located in the mid and late 1890's. A. S. Wright, promoter of the New Year Mine took over the Whiskey Gulch in 1900 or 1901. He interested some local and St. Paul capital; a mill was built in...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • New Year mill. The New Year mine is on the north side of the range west of Maiden. Several claims were located in New Year gulch in the early '80s
    • 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...
    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy; Dairies;
    • Dairy wagons with Carl Kuhne and Alex Fah. 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...
    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy; Dairies;
    • Lewistown dairy from a distance. 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...
    • Lewistown Dairy.

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    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana; Dairies;
    • The dairy barn with cows. 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...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1915
    • Libraries;
    • View of the Library and the Blackford house. The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1906
    • Libraries; Buggies;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • View of the SW corner of 7th Ave South. Laying of the cornerstone for the library. The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E....
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • Lincoln School in the background (left side). The manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a lecture and during its course he “deviated...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • The main street of the gold mining town of Maiden in the Judith Mountains, Montana. Many business buildings line both sides of the street. The Maiden band is in a semi-circle in the middle of the main street on New Year's Day.
    • Mueller, Oscar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Oscar Mueller was born on a farm at Van Meter, Iowa on March 29, 1877. He graduated from Iowa State Normal School in 1903. He later received his law degree in 1908. He came to Lewistown, Montana in September of that same year. He was appointed...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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