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  • All fields: 1887
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    • Baker, Edgar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edgar Baker was born in 1883 in Bay City, Michigan and came to Montana in 1887. He was a judge in Lewistown and married Florence D’Autremont.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 221 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Banks;
    • This is the interior of the Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1904 at 223 W. Main. It replaced the first Bank of Fergus County which was built in 1887 and burned in 1904 when the Lewistown Hotel (next door) burned. The bank later moved into...
    • Barrett, Britton

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    • Pioneers;
    • Britton Barrett came to Montana from Iowa in 1887. He homesteaded on a branch of Trout Creek and later bought land on Rock Creek. His wife Rose came to Fergus County with her mother and two older brothers. Britton freighted between Billings and...
    • Bertrand and Laux's store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Joseph Bertrand came to Lewistown in 1887, as an employee of T. C. Power & Bros.; in 1896 he began merchandising for himself. His business may have been in the 200 block on Main Street (north side)
    • Branson, Alexander

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    • Barbers;
    • In July 1887, Branson filed a claim for 160 acres on the west fork of Beaver Creek, southwest of Lewistown. Branson completed proving up his homestead on July 11, 1892, and he received patent to 160 acres. He had other land in the same area and...
    • Catholic Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Catholic Church (built in 1887) located on the corner of Miller and Watson streets. It was used until a new Catholic Church was built on Broadway Street in 1915.
    • Charters, John H.

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    • Pioneers;
    • John H. Charters came from Columbia County, Wisconsin, in 1887. He was employed by the Cruse Cattle Company on the Power River, in Custer County then came to Fergus County in 1889 and filed a claim on land where Grass Range now stands. He married...
    • Flood, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1920-07-04
    • Culver Opera House;
    • Culver Opera House is the building behind the car in the middle of the photo. It was built in 1887 by William Culver who was the first photographer in Lewistown in 1886.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1887
    • Gold Mining; Spotted Horse Mill;
    • This was the Spotted Horse stamp mill. The machinery was originally in the collar Gulch Mill and purchased by Perry McAdow and moved to Spotted Horse. This was in the bottom of spotted Horse Gulch near where the concrete tailings dam presently...
    • Lewistown Band, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Musical instruments;
    • The six men standing behind the first row include Frank Moshner, who play¬ed the B flat bass; Bart Noble, baritone; Joe Norman, second, ten¬or; Billy Kelly, first alto; J. T. Douglass, solo alto, and Dick Dick¬ensheit, first tenor. In the front row...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the south side of Main Street. Second Power Mercantile (built 1884) on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. The Bank of Fergus County (built 1887) is across the street on the other corner. Next to the bank is the Lewistown Hotel...
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1887
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Funeral procession on left and the last bull team of Bull Phipps (s), Step Falks or W. G. Allen on the right. The white specks on the street in front of the teams are playing cards thrown out from the gambling halls.
    • Maiden, Montana

    • 1887
    • Maiden, Montana;
    • Overview of the gold mining town of Maiden in the Judith Mountains in 1887.
    • 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.
    • McDonald, H. W.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Homer W. McDonald was born Aug 17, 1887 in Putnam Co, Tennessee and died April 8, 1953.
    • Norman, W. G.

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    • Jewelry Shops;
    • W. G. Norman came to Montana in 1883 from North Carolina and then to Lewistown in 1884 to celebrate the 4th of and witnessed killing of Rattlesnake Jake. In 1887 opened first jewelry story in Lewistown. He did such well in business for the next few...
    • Shiell, Robert G.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert G. Shiell was born Feb 24, 1870 in Friar Dykes, Scotland and died Sept 14, 1929. He came with his parents from Scotland in 1887 and they took a stage to Ubet where his three brothers were living. They went into the cattle business 20 miles...
    • Smith, Walter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter S. Smith was born in 1859 on a farm in Maine. In 1879 he went to Lead City in the Black Hills and joined his brother S.R. Smith in the furniture business. In 1882 he went to Yellowstone area then Billings, and did a freighting business to...
    • Snowy day Lewistown Montana

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    • View of Lewistown, Montana from the southeast looking towards the northwest. The Courthouse (built in 1890) is the building on the far left. On the far right (labeled #4) is the Lincoln School (built 1889 and replaced in 1912). The building...
    • St. Leo's Catholic Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Father Vermaat;
    • Catholic Church (built in 1887) located on the corner of Miller and Watson streets. Father James Vermaat is on the front steps. It was used until a new church was built on Broadway Street in 1915.
    • Sullivan, Maurice

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    • Pioneers;
    • Maurice Sullivan was born Dec 12, 1856 in Augusta, GA. He left home at 13 and traveled west. He came to the Montana territory in the 1870’s and he worked as a guide, freighter, cowboy and miner. By 1883 he was freighting between Junction City and...
    • Tullock, Firman

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    • Pioneers;
    • Firmin Tullock came to Montana in 1881. He was a partner of H.F. Dent. In 1882 he filed a homestead and raised sheep but lost 50% of his 6,000 sheep in the winter of 1886-1887. He left the livestock business in 1887 and sold his land. From...
    • Virginia, Octave, and Lena Lucier.

    • 1898
    • Lucier family;
    • Octave and Virginia were married December 24, 1873 in Massachusetts. They came Montana by wagon and arrived in Reed's Fort, Montana, July 4, 1883. They settled in Maiden, Montana, and he worked for the Maginnis Mining Co. They homesteaded 17 miles...
    • Waddell, Thomas

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    • Pioneers;
    • Thomas Waddell was born in Boone County, Illinois, in 1856. He moved to Kansas in 1866 where he was raised on a farm. In 1875 he went to Utah and worked in a silver mine. He came to Montana in 1880 and then moved to Philbrook in 1881. He operated...

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