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    • Anderson, Marie Slotten

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    • Pioneers;
    • Marie Slotten Anderson was born in Norway. She married her childhood sweetheart Peter E. Anderson on July 22, 1883 after he had moved to Central Montana in 1882. They lived four miles west of Lewistown.
    • Anderson, Sally

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    • Pioneers;
    • Sally Anderson was the daughter of Reece Anderson and Mary Payette. She was born August 5, 1866 in Deer Lodge, Montana. She is buried at the Fort Maginnis Cemetery.
    • Apple's Dairy, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Dairies;
    • Located on North East Main Street. St. Joseph's Hospital shows in the center background and the old flour mill shows on the far right side of the photo.
    • Ayers, Ellen Simpson

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ellen Simpson Ayers was married to Roy Ayers (governor of Montana) on June 7, 1905.
    • Bean, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred H. Bean was born in Sept 1866 in Oregon. He was the son of Alonzo and Isabella Bean.
    • Bebb, John

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    • Pioneeers;
    • Johnnie Bebb was born June 11, 1866 and died Feb 13, 1944. He was the first Fire Chief of Lewistown, Montana. He was appointed Post Master in 1922.
    • Belanger, Nathalie

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    • Pioneers;
    • Nathalie Belanger came to Montana in 1868 and started mercantile stores six miles from the present site of Butte, Silver Bow, and at French and German Gulches. She later went to Maiden and Gilt Edge, Montana and started a mercantile business. She...
    • Berger, Betsy

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    • Mertis; Pioneers;
    • Mrs Betsy Berger was born Oct 2 1859. She was one of the first Metis families to come to Fergus County in 1879 and lived here all the rest of her life. She was born in Pembina country of North Dakota, the daughter of Paul and Margaret Gourneau...
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals;
    • Brice Hospital. It was built by George W. Taylor between the years 1914 and 1917 and completed in 1919. The Brice Hospital was an impressive two-story red brick structure with a day-lighted basement and rooms on the third floor (attic). It was...
    • Burke Warehouse, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Wool Industry;
    • It was built by Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke in 1917. When Burke saw the need for such a building, he procured the site and set to work on his plans, little did he realize that years later his warehouse would be the storage place for nine-million...
    • Busenburg, Professor E. O.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Professor E.O. Busenburg was principal of the Lewistown city schools. He was born in Rochester, Indiana in 1870. He graduated from Valparaiso in 1893. He came to Lewistown, Montana in 1900. He married Miss Mabel Johnson of Camden, N.J. in 1894 and...
    • Busy Corner Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the corner of 4th Avenue South and Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. View also shows Sweitzer's Department Store (built in 1913) at 311-315 W. Main.
    • Cagle, Mrs.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mrs. David Cagle died May 9, 1931 at 80 years old. She died at Ellensburg, Washington. David H. Cagle was born Feb 28, 1839 and died Feb 16, 1909. They were farmers.
    • Cat Creek oil

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil

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    • Oil;
    • Mid-Northern well and storage tanks.Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the...
    • Cat Creek oil

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    • Oil;
    • Pulling tools at 56 Petroleum Co. well.Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Homestake #1 and #2 wells. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Hoover-Schwartz well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Miles City well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Homestake wells #1 and #2. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Great Western oil well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Main Street Frantztown. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • A lake of oil at Franz #2. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Homestake cook shack. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil train in the background. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Ten spot oil well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil field.

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    • Oil;
    • Ritter-Lawson well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field.

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    • Oil;
    • custer Oil and Gas Co. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field.

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    • Oil;
    • Montacal oil well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry

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    • Oil;
    • Cat Creek #1 well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry.

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom.The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry.

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    • Oil;
    • Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely shallow depths...
    • Cat Creek Oil.

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    • Oil;
    • McCarthy well. Oil was discovered numerous times in Montana prior to 1919, but it wasn't until Frantz Oil Corp. struck "black gold" in December 1919 that the industry began to boom. The Denver-based company found the high-quality crude at extremely...
    • 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...
    • Coal cart.

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    • Coal Mining;
    • Coat cart being pulled to the surface by a wench in a building.
    • Connelly, James

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    • Pioneers;
    • James H. Connelly was born in Ireland in 1844 and he died Nov 25, 1928. He married Jennie Virginia Connelly.
    • Connelly, Mrs James

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    • Pioneers;
    • Jennie V. Connelly was born June 3, 1851 in Des Moines, Iowa. She died Mar 11, 1929. She was married to James H. Connelly
    • Conway, Millie

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    • Pioneers;
    • Millie Conway was born Oct 3, 1872 in Myrtle Creek, Oregon and died May 23, 1945. She was married to Thomas Conway.
    • Court House, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Image shows the Fergus County Court House area and the Carnegie Library across the street on the corner of Main Street and 7th Ave. South.
    • Cox, Jabez and Eliza

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    • Pioneers;
    • Jabez Cox grew up in Penzance, Cornwall, England. He came the the U.S. with his brother-in-law, George Davies. He and his wife were married in Braddock, Pa. on March 9, 1893. He worked as a stonemason and a bricklayer. He built the Lewistown...
    • Cummings, Frank L.

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    • World War l; Textbook burning;
    • Frank L. Cummings was principal of the Fergus County High School, Lewistown, Montana from 1916-1923. He trained at the University of Chicago where he earned both his A.B. and A.M. degrees. To accommodate the farm boys who could not attend the full...
    • Dahl, Arne

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    • Pioneers;
    • Arne Dahl was born Jun 14, 1864 in Nordalen, Norway and died April 6, 1936. He was married to
    • Dahl, Mrs. Arne

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    • Pioneers;
    • Helen Dahl was born Mar 20, 1876 in Norway and died July 29, 1941. She was married to Arne Dahl.
    • Daily, Clara

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dailey came to Montana in 1882 and lived near Bozeman until 1884 when they came to Fergus County. They came in a covered wagon. They homesteaded on the southeastern edge of Lewistown. They had both range and dairy cattle and sold...
    • Day, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Frank Day came to Fergus County in 1882 and bought 120 acres of land from Major Reed at Reedsfort. He built the old and popular Day House Hotel at Reedsfort and later moved it to Lewistown at the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. He...
    • DeKalb, H. Leonard

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    • Pioneers;
    • H. Leonard DeKalb was born May 10, 1870 in Alexandria, Nebraska. He came to Lewistown in 1902. Judge DeKalb married Vera McClean in 1905. He was the City Attorney for 6 years. In 1917 he was the District Judge and resigned in 1918. In 1911 he and...
    • Dissly, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Frederick Ludwig Dissly was born in February, 1894 in Sugar Creek, Ohio. He died Jan 23, 1945. He married Mary Edna Dissly. Frederick and his brother, William, came to Lewistown in 1916 to take over the Fergus County Creamery from William Castberg.
    • Dissly, Mary

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mary Dissly was the wife of Frederick Dissly. She helped to run the Fergus County Creamery.
    • Dissly, Robert

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    • Dissly, Robert;
    • Robert Dissly was born January 30, 1920 to Fred and Mary Dissly in Lewistown, Montana. He graduated in 1938. He married Bernette Stocks in 1952. He was in the Korean War, graduated from the University of Montana and purchased the Glass House which...
    • Dunn, Susan Sheirson

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    • Pioneers;
    • Susan Shierson Dunn was born in 1854 in Meath Co., Ireland and died Aug 9, 1932. Her husband was Owen Dunn of Gilt Edge, Montana
    • Eastman, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George W. Eastman was born April, 20, 1855 in Maine and died April 22, 1940. He was a farmer.
    • Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. John M.

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    • Pioneers;
    • John Milne Edwards and his wife. He was born June 6, 1856 in Scotland. He died Sep 26, 1954. He was a farmer at Buffalo, Montana.
    • Edwards, Rev. George

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    • Pioneers;
    • Rev. George Edwards came to Montana in 1886. He was an early day pastor of the Presbyterian Church in 1891. He studied in Princeton, N.J. He was partly responsible for the construction of the 1st Presbyterian Church built on the corner of 5th and...
    • Eike family, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Pioneers;
    • Eike family. Seated: Ole Eike (Apr 17, 1881-Aug 3, 1957) married Elsie Cox Eike (Dec 31, 1893-Jun 1970) July 1, 1914 in Lewistown; They both arrived in U.S. in April 1902 on separate ships. They homesteaded in Forest Grove, Montana. Standing: ...
    • Eldridge, Louis

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    • Pioneers;
    • Louis W. Eldridge was elected Surveyor for Fergus County in 1886. He was born November 29, 1858. He lived at Cottonwood, Montana. He organized the Lewistown Commercial Company in 1898 and it was located at 218 or 220 W. Main. Many picnics were held...
    • Elston, Nettie Lee

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    • Pioneers;
    • Nettie Lee Elston was born Aug 12, 1863 in Indiana and died Mar 15, 1935. She was the wife of Posey Elston.
    • Elston, Posey T.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Posey Elston was born Dec 3, 1854 in Kentucky and died Nov 13, 1934. He was a farmer. He lived northwest of Moore, Montana.
    • Empire Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • War Bonds;
    • View of the Empire building (built 1909) located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. Empire Bank and Trust Co. Liberty Bonds banner is wrapped around two sides of the building.
    • Erickson, Nicholas M.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Nicholas Erickson was the first postmaster of Lewistown, Montana. He was the managing partner of the T.C. Powers Bros. store on the corner of Main and 3rd Ave South. He died in 1894.
    • Erickson, Winifred Shipman

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    • Pioneers;
    • Winifred Shipman Erickson. She was the first teacher to teach in the new school built (1893) on the 500 block of Main Street. She married Nicholas Erickson who was manager of the Power’s Store.
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • View of the exterior buildings of the Fergus County Creamery located at 702 1st Avenue South. Sign on side of building reads: Fergus County Creamery Home of Judith Gold Butter, Eggs, Poultry.
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • High Schools;
    • View of the Fergus County High School (built in the 1920's after the first high school was burned by arsonists 1918) It was located in the 400 block on 6th Avenue South.
    • Fergus, Andrew

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    • Pioneers;
    • Andrew Fergis was the son of James Fergus. He was born in Moline, Illinois in July, 1850. He came with his mother and 3 sisters across the plains in a covered wagon to Virginia City to join his father in 1864. In 1879 they came to Central Montana....
    • Flood July 4, 1920 Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood on Main Street Lewistown Montana. Milner's Transfer building on the right is located on the NE corner of Main Street and 1 Ave South. The Culver Opera House is the third building from the left with the pointed roof.
    • Flood July 4, 1920 Lewistown, MT.

    • 1920-1929
    • Floods;
    • View from 100 block of Main Street. Cars traveling through the flooded street.The Knerr-Tubb building (built 1909) is on the right. The Montana Building (built 1917) is the tallest building in the middle of the photo.
    • Flood on Janeaux Street Lewistown Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood July 4, 1920. The Milwaukee Depot and Freight House are at the center end of the street. The Lewistown Wholesale Co. (formerly the Big Red Barn) is on the left.
    • 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...

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