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    • A Sketch of Lewistown, Montana History (Indian Days-1884)

    • 1980
    • Vigilantes; Rattlesnake Jake; Francis Janeaux; Reedsfort; Dr L.A. LaPalme; Fort Maginnis; Reed and Bowles Trading Post; Peter Koch; Granville Stuart; Carroll Trail; Fort Sherman; Metis;
    • A description of the early settlers, cattlemen, ranches, sheep industry, and an overall picture of the history of Fergus County and Lewistown.
    • Anna Zellick

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    • Anna Zellick;
    • Anna grew up in the Divide area near Lewistown, Montana. This book is her memoir.
    • My High School Memories-Margaret Arganbright

    • 1933
    • High School; Fergus County High School, Lewistown, Montana
    • A scrapbook of memorabilia done by Margaret Arganbright who attended Fergus County High School, Lewistown, Montana from 1929 until she graduated in 1933. The book has photos and lists of names of the graduating students. It also has photos and...
    • Army order influenced new communities start.

    • 1972
    • Camp Lewis; Fort Sherman;
    • A newspaper article about Captain Constant Williams and his men who were sent to Central Montana to set up Camp Lewis in 1874. Lewistown News-Argus Newspaper Dec. 17, 1972
    • Art Survey 1943

    • 1943
    • Fergus County, Montana;
    • A booklet describing the history, businesses, churches, industries, and the arts of the local area
    • Birth records for Central Montana 1901-1975

    • 1975
    • Genealogy records;
    • A listing of people born in Central Montana for the years 1901-1975 taken from various local newspapers: Fergus County Argus, Fergus County Democrat, Lewistown Daily News, Lewistown Democrat News and Judith Basin Farmer.
    • Blessed are the Peace Makers

    • 2010
    • Sheriffs;
    • "Blessed are the Peacemakers" is a synopsis by chapters of the lives of early day sheriffs and law officers in central Montana. These brave and daring citizens were the first to establish law and order on the frontier of Montana as a Territory and...
    • Boom days in Maiden Mining Camp

    • 1930-08-21
    • Maiden, Montana; Fort Maginnis; Gold Mines; Rustle, Montana; Alpine, Montana; Skookum Joe Anderson; Chinese-Americans;
    • A newspaper article about the ghost town of Maiden. Describes the discovery of gold, and some of the businesses and the towns disagreement with the government over the boundary line of Fort Maginnis.
    • Bootleggers and Crooked Cops

    • 1920
    • Bootleggers; Police; Moonshine; Prohibition;
    • A history of the Prohibition days in Lewistown, Montana.
    • Buffalo hunt in the 1880's

    • 1880
    • Buffalo hunting;
    • W. E. (Limestone) Wilson and 3 of his friends traveled on the government trail that ran from Fort Meade in the Black Hills to Fort Keogh on the Yellowstone. They were headed for Montana to hunt the last of the buffalo. They started out in December...
    • Burke, Esther, Interview..

    • 1978-06-20
    • Depressions--1929; Sheep Ranches;
    • In this interview, Lewistown residents Marion and Esther Burke discuss their early memories and experiences in Lewistown, Montana, including their work, local residents and customs, homesteading and ranching, organizations and businesses, and with...
    • Burke, Marion. Interview.

    • 1978-06-20
    • Depressions--1929; Sheep Ranches; School Boards;
    • In this interview, Lewistown residents Marion and Esther Burke discuss their early memories and experiences in Lewistown, Montana, including their work, local residents and customs, homesteading and ranching, organizations and businesses, and with...
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hotels; Calvert Hotel;
    • Pamphlet for the 75th Anniversary of the Calvert Hotel originally called the Fergus County Improvement Corporation.
    • Cat Creek's well was small

    • 1962-03-04
    • Cat Creek Oil Field;
    • A newspaper article describing the oil found at Cat Creek near Winnett, Montana. There were many who felt that Montana held promise in the production of "black gold." Among these speculators was Frank Frantz, former territorial governor of...
    • Celebrating the 4th of July, 1913 in Maiden, Montana

    • 2014-12-03
    • Edwin B. (Hardrock) Coolidge; Pete Rosso; Bob Good; Dick Mitchell; Adam Sagar; Dave Harris; Tom Kerr; Jack Dove; Johnny Wirtz (Wert, Wirts, Wirtenberg); Bill Mahar; Al Sellers; Jack Turnblade; Frank Bryant; Charlie Payne; Bill Smith; John...
    • A history of the town of Maiden, Montana with emphasis on some of the photographs taken by Edwin B. (Hardrock) Coolidge. Hanley has identified the men in the photos and has written information about many of the men.
    • Central Montana Farm Directory

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    • Directories;
    • Farm and Ranch Directory of land owners in Fergus County, Montana. It covers Fergus, Garfield, Wheatland, Meagher, Judith Basin, Golden Valley and Petroleum Counties. It also includes a map of each county. Includes many advertizements for...
    • Central Montana Raids of 1884

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    • Vigilantes; Granville Stuart;
    • A paper written by historian Oscar O. Mueller about the vigilantes in Central Montana.
    • Central Montana's Communities

    • 1973
    • Central Montana;
    • The story of 59 Central Montana communities. Ken and Scottie Byerly inteviewed more than 100 people in their travels through Montana. These stories ran weekly in the Lewistown News-Argus from July 8, 1973 to August 28, 1974.
    • Chandler, Helen. Interview

    • 1978-08-07
    • Fergus County, Montana; Teachers;
    • In this interview, Lewistown resident, Helen Chandler discusses her memories and experiences as a student, and later as a teacher, in the Lewistown Public Schools. She also mentions local residents and customs, and general history of Lewistown....
    • Cooley, Charles. Interview.

    • 1969-03; 1973-01
    • Automobile Sales; Rodeos; Central Montana Fair;
    • Charles Cooley was born on 10 May 1894 in Laurin, Mont., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Cooley. His father was from Ohio, and his mother's parents came to Virginia City, Montana Territory, looking for gold. Charles Cooley's great-grandfather was...
    • Cultural Resource Survey of Kendall, Montana.

    • 1990
    • Kendall, Montana;
    • On August 21, 1989, John R. Foster contracted with the Lewistown Historic Preservation Office to do a Cultural Resource Inventory on the historic ghost town of Kendall, MT. Included in the contractual obligation was the specific task of completing...
    • Daughters of Jesus in our midst

    • 1989
    • St. Joseph's Hospital; Catholic Sisters; Catholic Schools;
    • This booklet was written as a supplement to the book “Heritage Book of the Original Fergus County Area.” It is the story about the Catholic sisters who came to Lewistown to establish a school and St. Joseph's Hospital.
    • DeMers, Elise. Interview

    • 1978-08-07
    • Fergus County, Montana; Lewistown, Montana;
    • In this interview, Lewistown resident, Elise DeMers discusses her memories and experiences as a student, and later as a teacher, in the Lewistown Public Schools. She also mentions local residents and customs, and general history of Lewistown....
    • Dykins, Dora. Interview

    • 1978-03
    • Physical Therapists; World War II;
    • In this interview, Lewistown resident, Dora Dykins discusses her memories and experiences as a student, and later as a faculty member, in the Lewistown Public Schools. She also mentions her service in World War II, local residents and customs, and...
    • Early History revolved around Carroll Trail, Fort Maginnis

    • 1984-12-16
    • Carroll Trail; Fort Maginnis; Crow Reservation; Diamond R freight company
    • The Carroll Trail was a short lived and relatively insignificant part of Montana's total transportation history but its long-term political impact on Central Montana was profound. There were three motives behind the building of Fort Maginnis in...
    • Elks Imperial Minstrels

    • 1908
    • Elk's Club;
    • Lewistown Lodge #456 B.P.O.E. presents their Elks Imperial Minstrels at Culver's Opera House, Thursday and Friday, January 2-3, 1908, Lewistown, Montana. Direction of Miller and Draper
    • Experiences of Frank Day.

    • 1906
    • Frank Day;
    • Experiences in Early Days. Frank Day, of Lewistown, Montana Talks Interestingly of Pioneer Times
    • Fallen Branches on Montana Soil

    • 2005
    • Rattlesnake Jake; Jew Jake Harris; Pike Landusky; Kid Curry; Johnny Curry; James Winters; James Wilber; Mary Wilber;
    • Fallen Branches on Montana Soil is a compilation of stories of the lives of peculiar yet well-known characters who lived in Montana in the 1880-1890s period. These men were fiercely independent living on the edge of what were the norms of society....
    • Famous old Spotted Horse mine as it looked at the turn of the century.

    • 1947-06
    • Gold Mines; Spotted Horse Mine;
    • The Spotted Horse Mine was discovered in 1880 by Skookum Joe, a half-breed Indian. He shipped a considerable amount of high-grade ore at that time from the old discovery shaft. It is the belief that the mine was then sold to Patrick [Perry] McAdow...
    • Fergus carved out of Meagher [County]

    • 1936-12-20
    • School districts; Voting precincts; Meagher County, Montana; Fergus County, Montana;
    • Describes how Fergus County roads, school districts and voting precincts were formed. Information taken from the Meagher County Commissioner's Journal 1879-1884
    • Fergus Co Commissioners Minutes 1886-1911

    • 2008-09-18
    • Fergus County Commissioners, Lewistown, Montana;
    • Researched and compiled by Shirley Barrick highlighting all the important events at the Fergus County Commissioner meetings for the years 1886-1911.
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1929, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1929-06-06
    • High Schools;
    • Alice Marie Glancy; 2. Charles Veneman; 3. Ernest Withee; 4. Thelma Brurs; 5. Ralph Skarda; 6. Marjorie Worsdell; 7. Dorothy Hazen; 8. Ted Manuel; 9. Julia Elvin; 10. Billie Coburn; 11. Ruth Kelly; 12. Vera Gore; 13. Williams Skaggs; 14....
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1931, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1931-05-22
    • High Schools;
    • 1. Ruth Jordan; 2. Mary E. Ennis; 3. Ruth Woodward; 4. Bessie Harrison; 5. Madelyn DeLong; 6. Georgia Hruska; 7. Elsie Skaggs; 8. Marie Day; 9. Ada Mitchell; 10. May MacDonald; 11. Shirley Nelson; 12. Freida Hallickson; 13. Donald...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1932, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1932-05-27
    • HighSchools;
    • 1. Alex Fah; 2. Martha Johnson; 3. Loren Haker; 4. Helen Little; 5. Phillip Griffith; 6. Edna Mae Allison; 7. Leslie Jordan; 8. Eva Skinner; 9. William Harrell; 10. Gertrude Haight; 11. Walter Scheidt; 12. James Kostohris; 13. Aura...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1933, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1933-05-26
    • High Schools;
    • 1. Furlong, Marion; 2. Boles, John; 3. O'Donnell, Mary; 4. Aldrich, Donald; 5. Thomas, Loraine; 6. Freseman, Lowell; 7. Dow, Evryll; 8. Tubb, George; 9. King, Virginia; 10. Sherman, Gene; 11. Iverson, Guri Ann; 12. Nemec, Joe; 13. Fitzhugh,...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1934, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1934-05-18
    • High Schools; Graduates;
    • 1. Lucille Smith; 2. Carl Hostetter; 3. Dorcas Cox; 4. Jack Hughes; 5. Marion Allen; 6. George Skarda; 7. Margaret Brurs; 8. Donald Lindstrand; 9. Louise Krall; 10. Charles Miller; 11. Marie Barta; 12. Howard Dissly; 13. Ada Burnham; 14....
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1935, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1935-05-17
    • High Schools;
    • 1.Gardley Spaulding; 2. Lela Horn; 3. Arnold Johnson; 4. Laura McCrery; 5. Lestus McKnight; 6. Peggy Baker; 7. Richard Plum; 8. Isadora Fah; 9. Rudolph Hruska; 10.Mary Ruzek; 11. Arnold Olsen; 12. Lucille Martin; 13. Karl Dissly; 14....
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1936, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1936-05-22
    • High Schools;
    • 1. Marimavis Evans; 2. Curtis Wilder; 3. Antoinette Bardwell; 4. Vernon Erickson; 5. Evelyn Keeler; 6. Deane Nelson; 7. June Smith; 8. Lawrence Barsness; 9. Virginia Long; 10. Harold Nelson; 11. Florence Biglen; 12. David Underhill; 13....
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1937, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1937-05-18
    • High Schools;
    • Rebecca Olsen; 2. Laura O’Donnell; 3. Woodrow O’Dell; 4. Jack Denhart; 5. Katherine Smith; 6. Leona Sebek; 7. Dorothy Schaeffer; 8. James Gwin; 9. Richard Higgins; 10. Lula Swift; 11. Thelma Surber; 12. Archie Stanton; 13. Erma Acton; ...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1939, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1939
    • High Schools;
    • 1. Gwendolyn Dick; 2. Joe Boucher; 3. Betty Boller; 4. William Hartman; 5. Leah Beryl Greene; 6. Emmet Haugen; 7. Jean Gretencort; 8. Roger Cox; 9. Joan Clement; 10. Jim Biddison; 11. Agnes Rustuen; 12. Theo Conard; 13. Bettiejean...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1940, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1940-05-24
    • High Schools;
    • 1. Marion Martha Vinge; 2. Dona Marie Waite; 3. Jack A. Brinkman; 4. Jane Marie Wendt; 5. Robert L. Buchanan; 6. Louise Ida Wendt; 7. Jack Graham Crouch; 8. Alice Mae Tuma; 9. Martha Lea Wickens; 10. Harrison T. Vehawn; 11. Mary Jane...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1943, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1943-05-21
    • High Schools;
    • 1.Bert Kyle Replogle; 2. Joy Reeder; 3. Dean Peterson; 4. Ellen Rue Brown; 5. Ed Gurnett; 6. Judith McKerlie; 7. William Foshag; 8. Viola M. Horn; 9. Teddy Swift; 10. Ethel Hogeland; 11. Maurice Shammel; 12. Ruth Weingart; 13. Eva...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1944, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1944-05-19
    • High Schools;
    • .Peter Wiltgen; 2. Reha Bowen; 3. John Bucher; 4. Jeann Huxley; 5. Oscar Donisthorpe; 6. Bonnie Tresch; 7. Frank Rustuen; 8. Helen Christensen; 9. Taylor Waage; 10. Elsie Emswiler; 11. Clayton Nelson; 12. Margie Morgan; 13. Iver...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1945, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1945-05-27
    • High Schools;
    • 1.Eloise Jean Ackelbein; 2. Elizabeth Louise Apple; 3. Donna Rae Bacon; 4. Lois Jean Beam; 5. Wilma May Benes; 6. Nannette Waverly Bensen; 7. Maeta V’Laine Blatter; 8. Helen Fern Bloom; 9. Ruth Marie Boller; 10. Antoinette Marie Bourke; ...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1947, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1947-05-26
    • High Schools;
    • 1.John Arnott; 2. Helen Ferris; 3. Lorence LaFontaine; 4. Hazel Emswiler; 5. Robert King; 6. Janet Mary Ashworth; 7. Edward Jones; 8. Donelda Vade Sterner; 9. Lois A. Wallace; 10. Betty B. Young; 11. James Robert Nevin; 12. Faye Housel; ...
    • Fergus County High School Class of 1948, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1948-05-28
    • High Schools;
    • 1.Dorris Ackelbein; 2. Arthur Allison; 3. Maxine Anderson; 4. Robert Apple; 5. Thelma Apple; 6. Beryl Berry; 7. Roberta Bloom; 8. William Bogie; 9. Dave Bogut; 10. Pearl Boller; 11. Warren Brown; 12. Gerald Bussey; 13. Duane Butler; 14....
    • Fergus County's Greatest asset: her potential gold mines may prove "Lifesaver"

    • 1880
    • Limerock Wilson; Maiden, Montana; Gilt Edge, Montana; Harry Kendall;
    • William E. Wilson was born at Berrien Springs, Michigan, on November 5, 1860. When he was eight years old he traveled with his parents to Holt County, Missouri, and received a common school education. Imbued with romantic ideas from reading...
    • Fergus Crude oil to be refined in Lewistown.

    • 1921-10-02
    • Cat Creek Oil Field; Winnett, Montana; Arro Oil Company;
    • Pertinent facts about the oil produced by the Arro Oil Company. The oil came from the Cat Creek oil field near Winnett, Montana in 1921.
    • Forest Grove 1881-1981

    • 1981
    • Forest Grove, Montana; Fergus County, Montana;
    • Forest Grove, Montana is located in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, on the south fork of McDonald Creek, 19 miles southeast of Lewistown, Montana, and 18 miles west of Grass Range, Montana.
    • Forest Grove, Montana: a history book

    • 1985
    • Forest Grove, Montana;
    • This book of Forest Grove and the area bordering is dedicated to the early pioneers, who settled in the early 1880's and to those who stayed, and others who came to develop this area into a productive farming and ranching community.
    • Geography & Geology of Fergus County (Montana)

    • 1919
    • Judith Mountains, Montana; Moccasin Mountains, Montana;
    • 71 page bulletin about the geography, mineral resources, climate, and soils of Fergus County, Montana. It also includes the origin of the geographic names in Fergus County.
    • Geology of the Big Snowy Mountains.

    • 1930
    • Geology; Central Montana;
    • Scope of paper.—The Big Snowy Mountains form one of several isolated groups of mountains rising above the plains of central Montana. They consist entirely of sedimentary rocks that have been arched upward in a huge elliptical dome. The Big Snowy...
    • Gilmore, Norma Interview.

    • 2012
    • Forest Grove, Montana; Book Burning; World War I;
    • In this interview Lewistown resident, Norma Gilmore discusses her memories and experiences as a student in the Lewistown public schools including book burning and the burning of the high school during World War I. She also describes growing up in...
    • Gilt Edge Hotel ledger

    • 1897
    • Gilt Edge, Montana; T. R. Matlock; Hotels;
    • Guest register for the Gilt Edge Hotel, Gilt Edge, Montana for the years 1897-1900
    • Gilt Edge Mercantile ledger, Gilt Edge, Montana

    • 1892
    • Mercantile Stores; Gilt Edge, Montana;
    • A listing of customers and items they purchased at the Gilt Edge Mercantile store in Gilt Edge, Montana. The names listed are: Anderson, A.; Beatty, I.M.; Beeman, Chas.; Behnke, R. F.; Bessey, Mrs. C.; Biglen, John; Biglen, Mrs. P.; ...
    • Hanover was busy place in 1921

    • 1974-12-12
    • Hanover, Montana; Three Forks Portland Cement Co.;
    • Back in 1914, over a quarter century ago, a keen-scented engineer with an eye to the future, discovered a large amount of gypsum deposit about eight miles north and west of Lewistown at what is the present site of Hanover, and during the next few...
    • Heritage of one of nature's wonders: Gigantic Warm Springs

    • 1985-06-10
    • Warm Spring Creek; Moccasin Mountains, Montana;
    • History of the Warm Spring Creek area and its importance to the development of the power plant buildt to supply water to the Kendall gold mine. Part of the article about the power plant is based on an article by Glen C. Morton called "Power plant...
    • History of Fergus County Coal Production, 1889-1950

    • 1996
    • J.O. Gilkerson; Samuel W. Gebo; Croatian homesteaders; Spring Creek Coal Mine;
    • A paper written by Anna Zellick as part of the Central Montana History class for Lewistown School District No. 1 Adult Education Program.
    • History of Lewistown-Dissly-MMP

    • 2000
    • Lewistown, Montana; Fergus County, Montana;
    • Textbook history of the Lewistown and Fergus County area. Includes a description of the government, mining, religions, manufacturing, entertainment, disasters of the area, ethnic goups, retailing and wholesaling, clubs, architecture of the local...
    • History of Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Fergus County, Montana; Rockford, Montana;
    • A collection of articles written by various community people about the Moore area and the history of the buildings, the Jawbone Railroad, the clubs and the families.
    • History of Winifred

    • 1988
    • Winifred, Montana;
    • History of the Winifred community along with some of the early families who settled the area.
    • Hoboing in the 1880's

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    • Adventure stories;
    • W. E. "Limestone" Wilson describes his life on his travels though the west in the 1880's.
    • Hogeland, Frank. Interview

    • 1978-08-24
    • Parent-Teacher Associations; Abe Hogeland; County Commissioners; Soil Conservation Service;
    • In this interview, Lewistown residents Ola Mae and Frank Hogeland discuss their memories and experiences with the Lewistown public schools, including Ola Mae's involvement in the Highland Park School Parent Teachers Association. They also mention...
    • Honest Bob Ammon and the Gilt Edge fiasco

    • 1986-12-14
    • Judith Mountains, Montana; Gilt Edge, Montana;
    • Foster describes gold mining at the Gilt Edge mine near Gilt Edge, Montana and the mismanagement of the business by Bob Ammon.
    • Horner, Fred. Interview

    • 1983-10-10
    • Radios; Armory; Theaters; Brick and Tile; Drug Stores; Phonographs; Airport; John Ritch;
    • Interview for the Historic Resourse Survey. A history of the Seiden Drug Store, Lewistown, Montana and Fred Horners' role in it. He discusses many of the business that existed from the time he came to Lewistown in 1922 to 1983
    • In the Shadow Twin Sisters.

    • 1973
    • Ubet, Montana; Garneill, Montana; Buffalo, Montana; Straw, Montana.
    • Authentic illustrated history of the Pioneers of Ubet, Garneill, Straw and Buffalo in the State of Montana at the end of the nineteeenth century and the outset of the twentieth century as related by the Pioneers and by their descendents.
    • King, Marjorie. Interview with Anna Zellick

    • 1978
    • Wieglenda, George 1877-1957; Maiden, Montana;
    • In this interview, Lewistown resident Marjorie King discusses her memories and experiences as a student of the Lewistown and Maiden Public Schools, and as a member of the Montana State Board of Education and Board of Regents. She also discusses...
    • James Fergus the Grand Old Man of Montana

    • 1995
    • Fergus, James; Freethinkers; Cattle Industry; Military on the Frontier;
    • A profile of the "Freethinking Founding Father of Fergus County". Foreward by Anna Zellick. John Foster brings together all the major frontier enterprises-cattle, mining, military, and the Indians showing James Fergus' role in each.
    • John S. Jenni family

    •  
    • Jenni Family; Segessman family; Kindschy family; Deffinbaugh family;
    • History of the branches of the Jenni family.
    • Judge DeKalb Reviews History of Lewistown from Founding

    • 1949-08-16
    • Fergus County, Montana; Lewistown, Montana;
    • Early history of Lewistown, Montana, that Judge Dekalb gave in a speech probably in 1949. He describes why the streets of Lewistown are on an angle; also includes how the town was platted.
    • Kendall Businesses

    •  
    • Kendall, Montana;
    • History of Kendall, Montana and the businesses that existed there.
    • Retracing Kipp Trails

    • 1997
    • Kipp family; Missouri River, Montana; Fur trading; Fort Clagett, Montana; Tavie Kipp; Landusky, Montana; Cow Island;
    • A collection of stories and pictures of the Kipp Family and the country they lived in with stories by Olivia Kipp.
    • Late Pioneer's Adventures Recounted

    • 1973
    • Fergus County, Montana; Lewistown, Montana;
    • A four page summary of Frank Moshners' life and places he built in the local area.

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