Montana Memory Project
The town of Big Timber was settled in south central Montana when the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1882. By 1892, Big Timber was one of the world’s largest exporters of wool, shipping out as much as 2 million pounds a year.The Big Timber Pioneer newspaper started in 1889 and is still in print …
The purpose of the Billings Public Library collection is to convey the history of Billings and Yellowstone County (Montana) in photographs, images of noteworthy documents and monographs. These records include information about the pioneers who first settled in the area, first buildings and industries; as …
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Thomas Brown Brook (1890-1966) was the son of a Nevada City gold miner who came to Montana in 1863. His father, John Brook, established a ranch on the Beaverhead River eight miles south of Twin Bridges, Montana in 1870, and Thomas grew up on the ranch and attended local schools. Thomas Brook graduated from …
Mines and immigrant neighborhoods, labor unions and socialism, progressive schools and thriving theaters, saloons and brothels, the Columbia Gardens and the Berkeley Pit—all of these contribute to the historical legacy of Butte, Montana. The landscape of Butte today is filled with historic buildings …
The Montana Memory Project provides access to digital collections and items relating to Montana’s cultural heritage and government. In part, these collections and items document the Montana experience. Access is free and open through the Internet. Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary. All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning. This project is a statewide project of the Montana State Library in partnership with the Montana Historical Society Research Center.
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