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    • 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....
    • Arro Oil Refinerry.

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    • Oil refinery; Anti-freeze;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Arro Oil Refinery.

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Arro Oil and Refining Co. was among the first to engage in the manufacture of Petroleum products in Montana. The refinery plant was located a few miles west of the city of Lewistown. The refinery was established in 1921 to provide refining...
    • Barnes, John P.

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    • Mayors; Barnes-King Mine; Flour Mills;
    • John P. Barnes was part owner of the Barnes-King mine at Kendall, Montana. He came to Montana in 1864 and was the first mayor of Lewistown, Montana. He was born in Boone County, Missouri on January 28, 1832 and he died in 1915. In 1905 he...
    • Bell, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Bell was born in 1883 and came to Lewistown in 1910 due to the homestead act. He came from St. Paul Minnesota and worked in the Empire Bank and Trust Co. In 1911 he went to Minnesota to marry Mary Martinson. Their daughter is Mrs Elton Parrish...
    • Bunett, Perk

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    • Pioneers;
    • Perk Burnett was the brother of William C. Burnett. He was born west of Dallas, Texas on a ranch. He was born in 1852. In 1875 he and his brother William C. left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land...
    • Burke, Marion

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    • Pioneers;
    • Marion Isaac Burke, came to Montana in 1884 at the age of 17. He was born Dec 20, 1867 in Winslow, DeKalb Co., Missouri. He died April 8, 1929. He was married to Margaret Caroline Easterly on March 22, 1891. Margaret born Dec 20, 1872 was from...
    • Burnett, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Burnett was born in Jan 10, 1855 at Wayne Co. Kentucky. His brother was Perk Burnett. In 1875 he and his brother left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land and cattle in Wyoming and sold out...
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Central Feed Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from the back of the building. Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. and later the Nash Finch Wholesale Company. It was built of brick which...
    • Central Feed Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Feed Mill;
    • View from the side of the building. Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. and later the Nash Finch Wholesale Company. It was built of brick which...
    • Central Feed, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Mercantile;
    • Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. It was built of brick which was produced locally by the Lewistown Brick and Tile Co. It was a wholesale...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Left to right: Alex Lehman, Alex law, Oswald Lehman, John W. Brice, Charles Fowler, A. E. Trapp, Louis Lehman, Walter Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Posey Ashworth, Bailey Ashworth, Billy K. Creplin, Charles Beatty, Fred...
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees.

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    • Charles Lehman Co.;
    • Charles Lehman and Co. employees. Back row left to right: John Brice, Oswald Lehman, Alex Lehman, Alex Law, Charles Fowler, Posey Ashworth. Middle Row: Walter Lehman, Fred Henley, Louis Lehman, Billy K, Creplin, A. E. Trapp, Bailey Ashworth,...
    • Charles Lehman and Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lehman's Department Store; Golden Rule Store;
    • View of Main Street shows the Charles Lehman Co Department Store on the corner of Main and 5th Ave North, Lewistown, MT. The Golden Rule Store is next to it followed by the Day House. Telephone lines on each side of the street represent 2 different...
    • Civic Center, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Recreation Centers; WPA;
    • Five years before the start of World War II, the Civic Center was built on Fifth Avenue South between Watson and Water streets. It was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with the understanding that it would serve Lewistown as their...
    • Construction of the Power Mercantile Co., Lewistown, Montana

    • 1901
    • Power Mercantile Co.;
    • Beginning of the construction of the Power Mercantile Building, 302 W. Main, Lewistown, Montana in 1901. The floor is laid and a partial wall of locally quarried sandstone is on the right side. Part of the Montana Hardware building is on the right.
    • Creel, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Creel was born Oct 20, 1873 in Hancock Co., Illinois and died Sep 5, 1954. He came to Montana in 1899. He was married to Kittie A. Creel. He was a funeral director in Lewistown for many years.
    • Creel, George and wife

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Creel was born Oct 20, 1873 in Hancock Co., Illinois and died Sep 5, 1954. He came to Montana in 1899. He was married to Kittie A. Creel. He was a funeral director in Lewistown for many years.
    • 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
    • Dust Storm at Heath, Montana

    • 1937-05-28
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Dust storm as seen from the top of the U.S. Gpysum Co. at Heath, Montana on May 28, 1937.
    • Early Pioneers at Lewistown, Montana

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    • Travois; T. C. Power & Bro;
    • Early pioneers standing in front of T.C. Power Bro. Co. store on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave., Lewistown, Mont. Two people are in front of the store and one person is standing near a covered wagon (may be a Metis cart). One horse is...
    • Elephants on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Circus parade on Main Street at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Main Street. The tall building on the left is the Fergus County Argus newspaper office, built in 1896 and replaced in 1913. The Lewistown Furniture Co. building address was 102-104...
    • Empire Block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Empire Bank and Trust Co. building (built 1908) located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. The Day House once on the same location as the Empire building was moved to Broadway Street and 4th Avenue North and can be seen...
    • 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.
    • 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 and Judith Basin Milling Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Freight team on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team on Main Street (200 block), Lewistown, Montana. The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned 1916), the Lewistown Commercial Co. (built 1898 and burned 1916) and the Schneider Beer Hall buildings are on the left side of the photo
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Drug Stores;
    • View of the Gilt Edge Drug Co., in the mining town of Gilt Edge, Montana.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

    • 1908
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall Gold Mining Co. 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...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

    • 1909
    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana;
    • Bumble Bee air drill and miners in Kendal old mining Co. mine, 1909, Kendall, Montana
    • Green Block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Green block was built by Andrew Green in 1909 at 111 W. Main. It housed the Lewistown Meat Co. and the European Hotel. The sign on the side of the building says: Hunter and Young Best Quality Grocers. The building next to it was the Hopkins...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916) and a cement plant (1917) at the same location. A lime quarry was on the top of the...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916)...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A man is standing at the top of the steps leading from the town of Hanover to lower fields where there are a few houses that some of...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916)...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of the Three Forks Cement Plant, Hanover, Montana, as seen from the town of Hanover across Highway 426. A few homes of the town of Hanover are seen in the foreground. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in...
    • Hart and Co. Dry Goods Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Millinery; Dry Goods;
    • Wright Bros. Building, built in 1904. Located at 215 W. Main. Hart and Co. Dry Goods and Sutter Bros Jewelry Store occupied the building. The building was constructed after the Lewistown Hotel burned in 1904. Later the building was removed and...
    • Hilger, David

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    • Pioneers;
    • David Hilger was born in Henderson, Minn. Jan. 1, 1858 David Hilger grew up at Helena, finished his education there, and became a cattle and sheep raiser in Lewis and Clark Country. He moved in 1881 to Dog Creek in the northern part of Fergus...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Wells Fargo and Co.; Milwaukee Railroad;
    • 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....
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Wheat art;
    • Artistic wheat arrangements mounted on a large display board at the fair. The word Hobson is designed in wheat seeds and a photo of a farm is in the middle of the display. A sign at the top of the display reads: Judith Basin Mercantile Co.
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Buildings in Hobson, Montana. W. H. Brown and Co. Farm Lands and Business Sites sign on one building.
    • Horner, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Horner was born Aug 24, 1900 in Sheldon, Iowa and died Nov 7, 1988. His wife’s name was Rozella. He worked at the Seiden Drug Co., Lewistown, Montana for many years.
    • Huppi, Fred

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    • Pioneers;
    • Fred Huppi was was born Jan 6, 1872 in Switzerland and died Oct 8, 1960. He was custodian at the Bank-Electric Building, Lewistown, Montana in 1925. He was janitor at the Montana Power Co. in 1938.
    • Imislund Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the Imislund building (built 1906) located at 508 W. Main. Sign on the left window reads "Empire Land Co. Drinkard and Drinkard." Sign on the right window reads "Funeral Director; Undertaker[George Creel]." The building is attached to the...
    • 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.
    • Judith Basin Milling Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour mill on East Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. 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...
    • Judith Hardware, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Judith Hardware, Wholesale and Retail located at 305 W. Main Lewistown, MT was constructed in 1900. The Power Mercantile Co. (built 1884) shows on the far left side.
    • Judith Steam Laundry, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Laundries;
    • Judith [Steam] Laundry Company building at 409 W. Broadway. Three Judith Steam Laundry delivery trucks are parked in front of the building. A sign on the door of the middle truck reads Judith Steam Laundry Phone 109; The Soft Water Laundry. A sign...
    • Kendall, Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • J. P. Johnson & Co. store. “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...
    • Kendall, Montana. C. H. Williams, agent for Lewistown and Harlow Stage Co. Drug Store.

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall Gold Mining; Company; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains; Drug Stores;
    • C. H. Williams, agent for Lewistown and Harlow Stage Co. Drug Store.“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...
    • King, Ernest

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ernest Wight King and his family came to Fergus County in 1897. He was superintendent of the Great Northern Mining and Development Co. and was recognized as the best authority on the cyanide process of gold production in Fergus County. He was born...
    • Landusky, Montana

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    • Landusky, Montana;
    • August mining Co, ore bins. Landusky was named after Powell “Pike” Landusky. Pike Landusky and Bob Orman discoved a gold mine in 1893 which developed into a boom town.
    • Lang Building, Lewistown,  Montana

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    • Hardware Stores; The Fad;
    • Lang building (built 1904) located at 413 W. Main, Lewistown, MT. The Fad shoe store is on the left and the Fergus County Hardware Co. is on the right.
    • Laux, Phillip

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    • Pioneers;
    • Philip Laux was born April 1, 1861 in Hasson Nassau, Germany and died Oct 25, 1946. He came back to Montana in 1885 and worked at a stone quarry near Helena. In 1886 he worked for Charles Lehman as a blacksmith at Cottonwood. In 1890 he went to...
    • Lehman Bros, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Lehman Bros warehouse at 423 W. Broadway, Lewistown, MT. A freight team is pulling 3 wagons loaded with boxes of apples. A sign on the warehouse reads: No. 2 Chas Lehman and Co. Label on the photo reads: 500 Boxes of Apples, Chas. Lehman's Co.,...
    • Lehman Co, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Charles Lehman Co, located on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue North. It was built in 1892-1893
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Lewistown Commercial Co. (216 W. Main, Lewistown, MT) building with awning is on far left. Next to it is another building being constructed probably by John Laux.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the corner Main Street and 5th Avenue North after the fire which burned the original Lehman Co. building which had been built in 1892-1893.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Sweitzer's Hart and Co. building. View of the south side of the 200 block on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The tallest building on the right (built in 1904) was the Bank of Fergus County, later called the Cook-Reynolds Co. building.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • South side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, MT. The H.H. Lang Block was built in 1904 and housed the Fergus County Hardware Co and the Fad Shoe and Clothing Co.The Slater Block in the middle was built in 1913 and housed the Myrtle...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • B. F. Goodrich Co.;
    • Corner of Main Street (east) and 1st Avenue. The building with the pointed roof on the right was the B & H Grocery (formerly the Culver Opera House).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the south side of Main Street from the 400 block to the 300 block. A sign on the building in the middle says "F.C. Stiles & Co."
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Postcard photo of Main Street (200-300 blocks). Peter Shannon grocery built 1892 as the Power Mercantile Co (302 W. Main), Judith Hardware (built 1900). The building across from the Shannon Grocery is the Bank of Fergus County (223 W. Main) was...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fourth of July parade on Main Street (200 block). The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned in 1916) and the Lewistown Commercial Co (built 1898 burned in 1916) are located on the left side of the photo and the Lewistown Hotel (built 1882 and...
    • Maddox, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George Arnold Maddox was born July 12, 1872 at Wilson Co. Kansas and died Aug 6, 1950. He was a farmer and lived 4 miles south of Grass Range.
    • Masonic Temple building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Golden Montana Co.;
    • Corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North. The Masonic Temple in Lewistown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is associated with events that reflect significant settlement patterns in the growth of Montana and in the development...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Masonic Temple building (built 1908) located at 324 W. Broadway Street. It was built with locally quarried sandstone by Croatian stonemasons. Signs on the side of the building read "Lewistown Coal Gas and Light Company"; "Cook Reynolds Co. Land &...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1909
    • Masonic Temple; Cook-Reynolds Co;
    • Corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North. The Masonic Temple in Lewistown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is associated with events that reflect significant settlement patterns in the growth of Montana and in the development...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Cook-Reynolds Co.;
    • Corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North. The Masonic Temple in Lewistown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is associated with events that reflect significant settlement patterns in the growth of Montana and in the development...
    • Masonic Temple.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue north. Constructed in 1909. It housed the Cook-Reynolds Land Co, the Lewistown Coal and Gas Co and the Temple Cafe on the south side of the building.
    • 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.
    • McDonnell, Ed

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edward McDonnell was born Feb 11, 1856 in Tullamore County, Ireland and died July 21, 1938. They came to Montana in the 1880’s. His wife was Theresa Ward from Mercer Co, Pa. They married in Butte in 1882. He plastered the first Courthouse, the...
    • Messier, Ike

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    • Pioneers;
    • Ike Messier was born in 1891. He died Sept 7, 1971. In 1917 he married Ruth Covert of Valentine, Montana. He repaired automobiles in Lewistown, Montana for 40 years. In 1910 he walked 100 miles from the Musselshell River to Lewistown. His first job...
    • 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.
    • Methodist Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Methodist Church in Lewistown owes its beginning to Rev. W. W. Van Orsdel, pioneer missionary who was known throughout Montana as "Brother Van". The first wooden church building was built in 1886 and when the congregation grew they built a new...
    • Moccasin, Montana

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    • Moccasin, Montana; Montana Lumber Co.;
    • 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.
    • Moccasin, Montana;

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    • Moccasin, Montana; Basin Lumber Co.;
    • Basin Lumber Co. 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 Hardware store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Montana Hardware (built in 1892) and Lewistown Commercial Co. (built in 1899) and the E.G. Schneider Saloon on the north side of the 200 block on Main Street. A stagecoach is passing in front of the buildings.

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