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    • Janeaux Street Lewistown Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • North side of the 300 block on Janeaux Street. The Judith Hardware Co faces Janeaux Street. The Fergus Hotel is on the Corner facing 3rd Ave South.
    • Lehman Company.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue north.
    • Gas Station, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Gas Stations; Charles Young; Elmer Olson;
    • The picture shows the service station area with the two ten gallon gas pumps into a wash rack of the back half of the Dark Horse barn (5th and Janeaux) that was converted into a wash rack and tire repair shop. The two men are Elmer Olson, on the...
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining;
    • The Kendall, the North Moccasin, and the Barnes King are three famous old gold mines in Fergus County, Montana. Located adjoingingly in the North Moccasin Mountains, they cover the mineral zone for a distance of three miles on its outcrop. Of these...
    • Grass Range, Montana.

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    • Grass Range, Montana;
    • Grass Range was located by J. H. Charters in 1890 and he built a general store and hotel and livery stable to serve the early ranchers. He sold the townsite to the Milwaukee Railroad in 1893. Grass Range Hotel, Grass Range, Montana
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Miners' Union Day. “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with 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...
    • Moccasin Experimental Station. Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin Experimental Station; Moccasin, Montana;
    • The authority to establish a branch of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station in the Judith Basin was given in 1907. S.S. Hobson donated the land for it and in 1908 a two-story farm house was constructed on the land. An Additional 480 acres of...
    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana;
    • Montana Building was located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1917.
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Moore Railroad Depot. Moore, Montana was named after a Mr. Moore of Philadelphia who rendered financial help to Richard A. Harlow when he was building the Jaw Bone Railroad from Harlowton to Lewistown. Moore’s first post office opened in 1904....
    • Coal cart.

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    • Coal Mining;
    • Coat cart being pulled to the surface by a wench in a building.
    • Pinkley Stables, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Stables;
    • It was located on the corner of 1st Avenue South and Janeaux Street. It faced 1st Avenue South. Pinkley and Deaton had a livery stable there in 1911. It was later the E. B. Andrus wholesale store (1930). At one time it was a roller skating rink.
    • Utica, Montana

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    • The town of Utica started in 1880 due to the discovery of gold in nearby Yogo Gulch and the establishment of a stage route from Fort Benton to Helena, which stopped there. Later Utica served as a stop on a Great Falls-Billings stagecoach line....
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Calvert Hotel was built in 1917 as a girl’s dormitory for the Fergus County High School. It was located at 216 7th Ave. South. On Aug. 21, 1925, it was reported by the school administration that Fergus High was broke due to the bank failures...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Fergus County Courthouse, the back of the Rowley Home (721 W. Main), and the Blackford Home (713 W. Main-built 1909).
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The flour mill was started by the Jackson brothers in 1886. They sold the mill in 1889 to Cyrus S. Stiles and William C. Waldorf who modernized it. The flour was sold under the brand name of “White Satin”. In 1895 they supplied electricity for...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wiedeman home at 204 W. Boulevard. It was built in 1905 and later changed to brick in 1915. Mr. Wiedeman started a local brick yard in 1911.
    • Fire wagon, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fire wagon pulled by two horses on the 500 block of Janeaux Street, Lewistown, MT. The first Presbyterian Church (built 1892 and torn down in 1892) is in the background, it was located on the corner of Janeaux and 5th Avenue South.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team in front of the Golden Rule Store (400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT). The Judith Basin Bank (built 1899) is on the corner with the curved doorway and the old Courthouse is on the far left. The first part of the Burke Hotel is...
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • Interior of the old Fergus County Courthouse. A group of officials are gathered around the judges bench and tables. Back row L-R: William Woods, Frank E. Smith, Judge Dubois, J. Wareham, ? Simons, C.M. Goodell, Wm PErkins, Fr Cliff Lindsey, Judge...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Main Street of Moore, Montana. Various signs on the buildings read: David Drug Co.; M & M Buffet; The Moore Mercantile Co.; State Bank; and Catlin's Restaurant Chop House. The Moore School is at the end of the street.
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Louis Belanger;
    • Montana Street, 1886, Maiden, Montana
    • Leland Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the 200 block of Washington Street.
    • Soldier

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    • Fort Maginnis;
    • Portrait of a soldier, who was probably stationed at Fort Maginnis, taken by W.H. Culver at Maiden, Montana.
    • Utica, Montana street scene

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    • Utica, Montana;
    • Utica, Montana about 1900. Left to right: Cottage Saloon (Jim Morris), Barber Shop, Judith Hotel, Silver Dollar Saloon, H. G. Phillips Drug Store with dance hall upstairs.
    • Burke hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hotels;
    • It was originally called the Bright Hotel, built by John L. Bright in 1906-1908. It was later bought by “Pickhandle Burke” in 1923. It was located on the corner of Main and 6th Avenue North. It burned Feb. 12, 1959.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining; Schools;
    • Located northeast of Lewistown, Montana on Ford’s Creek. It was an early gold mining camp and had a post office in 1894. The mine closed down in 1912.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • TAIL HOLT MINE: Discovered in the early 1880’s by Thomas Kerr. The original name of the claim is unknown; was abandoned by him a few tears later. Thereafter was located and held by various parties and abandoned by them. In 1927 Al H. Sellers and...
    • Grass Range, Montana.

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    • Grass Range, Montana;
    • Grass Range was located by J. H. Charters in 1890 and he built a general store and hotel and livery stable to serve the early ranchers. He sold the townsite to the Milwaukee Railroad in 1893.
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Miners' Union Day. “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a...
    • Landusky, Montana

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    • Landusky, Montana;
    • Ore mill. Landusky was named after Powell “Pike” Landusky. Pike Landusky and Bob Orman discoved a gold mine in 1893 which developed into a boom town.
    • Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin, Montana; Schools;
    • Moccasin High School class and teachers. Moccasin was named after the Moccasin Mountains. It was a town on the Great Northern Railway and was located in the productive wheat growing area of Montana.
    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana;
    • Montana Building was located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1917.
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Bakery;
    • Roeselers Bakery and lunch room. Moore, Montana was named after a Mr. Moore of Philadelphia who rendered financial help to Richard A. Harlow when he was building the Jaw Bone Railroad from Harlowton to Lewistown. Moore’s first post office opened...
    • A & R (Allen and Robinson) building, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • J. H. Akins; C. H. Williams; Seiden Drug Store; Drug Stores;
    • It was built in 1903 at 416 W. Main. It was the location of the Golden Rule Store owned by J. H. Akins. C.H. Williams, who removed his drug business from Maiden to Lewistown in 1895 established his business in the Allen & Robinson Building in 1904....
    • CCC truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps);
    • The truck is parked on the 100 block of 5th Avenue North, Lewistown, Montana
    • Stagecoach

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    • Stagecoaches;
    • People sitting on an abandoned stagecoach.
    • Utica, Montana

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    • The town of Utica started in 1880 due to the discovery of gold in nearby Yogo Gulch and the establishment of a stage route from Fort Benton to Helena, which stopped there. Later Utica served as a stop on a Great Falls-Billings stagecoach line....
    • Wilder, Montana

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    • Elmer Turner. Wilder, Montana was located on the south side of the Missouri River about 15 miles west of the Mussellshell River in Montana. It had a post office from 1886 to 1939.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Scheidt Brothers Jewelers was located at 410 W. Main. The building on the right is the Empire Block.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The corner of Main Street and 5th Ave. South, Lewistown Mont. The Argus Newspaper office (1896-1913) is on the far left. A sleigh is in the center of 5th Ave. South. The Dark Horse Stable shows beyond the Argus Office (5th Avenue) and the spire...
    • 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...
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Methodist Church (built 1904) was located at 512 W. Broadway, Lewistown, MT. The Culver/Coulter Studio building is on the right and Scovel's Transfer Co. is on the left side next to the church. The Broadway Apartments can be seen on the far left.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Buildings on the north side of the 300 block on Main Street. A freight wagon is parked in front of Carson's Saloon (later called the Bon Ton). The other buildings on the block were built in the 1890's except for the building on the far left which...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana;
    • Railroad depot and tracks at Moore, Montana are in the foreground. Buildings of the town are on the right.
    • Kitch's Cheese Mart, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Kitch’s Cheese Mart was 1 mile west of Lewistown. It was run by Tootie and Don Kitchenmaster and later by Bob and Ruth McNeil. It was open during the 1980’s and 1990’s.
    • Lewistown Montana flood July 4, 1920

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    • Floods;
    • View of Main Street from the top of the buildings on the 200 block. The view shows the Judith Mountains in the distance.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Parade on the way to the dedication of the Courthouse, 1908.
    • Soldier

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    • Fort Maginnis;
    • Portrait of a soldier, who was probably stationed at Fort Maginnis, taken by W.H. Culver at Maiden, Montana.

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