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(1912 results)



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    • Lehman Company.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue north.
    • 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
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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. 500 head Stephens cattle on way to market 1910
    • 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;
    • “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...
    • 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;
    • Power Mercantile Store. 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....
    • Swimming pool at Lewistown, Montana

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    • Swimming pools;
    • This was a natural spring-fed pool which also received water piped in from Spring Creek. It was replaced by the current pool in the late 1960s. The park was renamed the Frank Day Park, located at Cook Street and 6th Avenue south.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Stagecoach

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    • Stagecoaches;
    • People sitting on an abandoned stagecoach.
    • 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.
    • Fowler, Donald

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    • Pioneers;
    • Donald Fowler was born Feb 23, 1850 near Ross shire, near Inverness Scotland and died Mar 9, 1932. He was married to Annie W. McLennan in 1876. He was county assessor in 1898 and 1900. He came to America in 1876 and to Montana in 1880 and went 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 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...
    • 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.
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • Gold Bar, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View shows the corner of Janeaux Street and 5th Avenue South. The Gold Bar was located at 109 5th AvenueSouth.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • David Hilger's home at 706 W. Boulevard. This house was originally built at Fort Maginnis which existed 1880-1890. The house was dismantled and moved to this site in Lewistown.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • David Hilger's home at 706 W. Boulevard. This house was originally built at Fort Maginnis which existed 1880-1890. The house was dismantled and moved to this site in Lewistown.
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View is looking towards the water tank on top of the hill from Washington Street. Lewistown, Montana.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses; Jails;
    • The Courthouse was built in 1908-1909. It is located at 712 W. Main. The jail is the small building on the left and the old Courthouse shows on the right.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Barnes-King Mine. Kendall, Montana. 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...

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