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    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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. The...
    • 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 in...
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • Washington Street, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View from 6th Avenue North looking down on Washington Street. The white building (center left) is the first built Methodist Church.
    • Leland Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the 200 block of Washington Street.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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....
    • 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.
    • Gold mining in Montana.

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    • Gold Mines; Kendall, Montana;
    • Kendall mill and trestle looking down slum, Kendall, Montana
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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

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    • Hilger, Montana; Blacksmiths; H. W. Vagts;
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Arro gasoline truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • W. D. Symmes residence, built 1909 and located at 220 W. Boulevard. It is part of the Silk Stocking District.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana

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    • Gold Mining;
    • Horse drawn ore train which hauled the gold ore from the north end wokings of the Barnes-King Mine over a trestle across Dog Creek Canyon, then through a mile-long tunnel to the main shaft of the mine at the head of Kendall's Main Street. Mine...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • Arro oil truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • 707 W. Boulevard. Originally owned by John Bright as his carriage house and stables. Built in 1902.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the top curve of Main Street Hill. Shows a cutout hillside on the right and both sides of the street are fenced. Lewistown is seen in the distance with the Judith Mountains in the background. The Fergus County Courthouse is being...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;
    • Buildings left to right: Lang Building (built 1904), Diamond Block (built 1907), Fergus County Argus newspaper office (built 1896).
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • 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...
    • Judith Gold Truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. It was started by William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana. The brand name, Judith Gold, used by the creamery originated as a result of a contest conducted by the original owner, Castberg. On...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Overview of Lewistown looking towards the northeast. Lewistown, Montana.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • 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....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Overview of town. “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...
    • 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...
    • Conoco oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Conoco Oil Refinery operated on Upper Spring Creek 1921-1943 near Lewistown, Montana.
    • Fergus County Creamery truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries;
    • The Fergus County Creamery was started in 1914. William Castberg, who came from Pony, Montana, put up a building 50 by 25 feet, using brick purchased from the local brickyard. It was located at 702 First Avenue South, just half a block north of the...
    • Gold mining in Montana.

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    • Gold Mines; Judith Mountains;
    • Cumberland Mill above the Spotted Horse Mine.
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • Mine tailings. “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...
    • 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 truck parked at the Ford Garage.

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    • Arro Oil Refinery started in 1921. The oil was shipped by railroad oil cars to Lewistown from the Cat Creek Oil Field at Winnett, Montana. The refinery was a few miles west of Lewistown
    • Parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the businesses: Phillips Drug Store (324 W. Main (center left) with the Fair (322 W. Main) next to it. The News Depot was across the street on the corner of 4th Avenue South. The house in the photo faces 4th Avenue South.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Austin W. Warr home at 812 W. Main (left) and Charles Lehman home built in 1900 (802 W. Main).
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the Fergus County Courthouse section of Lewistown, Montana. The Courthouse is on Main Street in the center of the photo.
    • Lincoln School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • This was the first Lincoln School, built in 1889.
    • 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...
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • James Corcoran built the house in 1897. He built it for his new wife, Anna Trepp, who was the widow of an 1860 pioneer, Martin Trepp. Mr. Corcoran built the house in Lewistown as an exact replica of a fifteen room brick house he had built and lived...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Cumberland Mill looking down Spotted Horse Gulch (the switch back road leading into Maiden Canyon is here.)
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Hobson, Montana;
    • The town of Hobson was named for S.S. Hobson who was an early day rancher and cowboy. The post office of Philbrook was moved to Hobson when the Great Northern Railroad came through in 1907-08.
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...

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