The trading post shows in the trees on the right. The Fergus County Poor Farm are the buildings in the background. 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 north of Lewistown, Montana from November, 1874 until 1880. Reed and Bowles brought the building at Fort Sherman (a trading post that had been built by Peter Koch for trading with the Crow Indians) on upper Spring Creek and reconstructed it.