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    • 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...
    • Moore, Montana

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    • Moore, Montana; Bakery;
    • Roeselers Bakery and lunch room. 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Main Street of Lewistown from the 700 block. The Courthouse is on the far left and the Burke Hotel shows in the center of the photo. Judith Mountains are visible in the background.
    • 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....
    • Lewistown, Montana residents

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    • Lewistown, Montana
    • Sitting on floor (left to right): Nell Mahana, unknown, Nell Dairs, Florence Culver, Babe Mahana, Eunice Smith; 2nd row sitting: Mrs. Vehawn, Mrs. Mahana, Matt Regan, Louis Landt, Mr. W. S. Smith; 3rd Row: unknown, Art Bullard, Mr. Vehawn, Percy...
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • 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....
    • Conoco oil refinery;

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

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Panoramic view from the top of the Flour Mill towards Lewistown's Main Street. Spring Creek is in the forground (right side).
    • 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, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street shows the Tivoli Music Hall (201 W. Main owned by Harry A. Phillips and Ed Fitzhugh from 1904 Polk Directory) and a restaurant located on the SW corner of Main Street and 2nd Ave. South. A bridge crosses over Spring Creek. The...
    • 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. Woods Bros. Service station, 7/25/1975
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Hobson, Montana; Great Northern Railroad;
    • 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. Great Northern bridge across the Judith River at...
    • Art Center, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Building was originally Judge Von Tobel's barn and was moved next to the Art Center as an addition.
    • Glen Morton constructing his homestead

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    • Glen Morton worked at the Warm Springs Power Plant which supplied electricity to the Kendall Mines in the Moccasin Mountains in Montana.
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Masonic Temple;
    • Hay wagon parked in front of the Masonic Temple (built 1909), NE corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North, Lewistown, Montana
    • Moore, Montana baseball team

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    • Front row: Walt Fitzwater (second from left) and Clark Combs (far right); second row second from left H. C. Redman, Sam Tilzey, Al Fleming and David Vogel; Standing in back are Andy Mathews (left) and Frank Wolf; Miller Mathews child sitting in...
    • Glen Morton

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    • Glen Morton at the dooway of the Warm Springs Power Plant where he worked. The Power Plant supplied electricity to the Kendall Mines.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Jack McDonnell's oxen team in front of Hickey's Blacksmith Shop on the 200 block of 5th Ave North, Lewistown, MT. Hickey's shop is the building with the ladder on the roof. On the far right the highest buildings are on the 400 block of Main Street.
    • Seiden, John

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    • Seiden Drug Co.;
    • John W. Seiden was born on the 29th day of April, 1880 in Hamburg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1897 and to Butte, Montana in 1900. He bought the Wilson and Lewellyn Drug Store (located at 416 W. Main) in Lewistown in 1907 and changed...
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Hospitals Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Burke Raiload Construction.

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke in his tent. Burkes Construction camp near the cut in the ridge near the Theodore Lindsey ranch.
    • Fred Jenni Family.

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    • Fred Jenni;
    • Fred Jenni arrived in Montana in 1882 from Switzerland. He homesteaded in Central Montana.
    • Pioneer monument at Garneill, Montana

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    • Ubet Pioneers; Garneill, Montana;
    • Pioneer monument at Garneill, Montana. Sign reads: Erected by the Ubet Pioneers Society in memory of the Ubet and Central Montana Pioneers. Dedicated June 13, 1934. At the bottom are the names: Fort Maginnis 1882; John M. Edwards, 1881; McLaughlin,...
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Morton, Glen

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    • Glen Morton was born at Hopeville, Iowa, in 1888. In 1909 Morton arrived in Lewistown on the old Jawbone Railroad. The next day he climbed aboard a Nelson Stage Coach bound for Kendall where he got a job at T. R. Matlock's general store. The...
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew building the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force.
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • Big Sky Bible College

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    • Big Sky Bible College;
    • It was located in the Judith Mountains. The college bought the area in 1973. It was originally used by the air force
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • 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...
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew building the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • Cooley, Charles

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    • Charles Cooley;
    • Charles Cooley was the owner of Cooley Chevrolet in Lewistown, Montana in 1939. He was born in 1894 in Laurin, Montana.
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • 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...
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew building the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals; Lewistown, Montana; Croatian Stonemasons;
    • The first unit was completed and opened on October 15, 1908. The first unit was built by Pete Tuss, a Croatian immigrant who came to Lewistown either in 1898 or 1899. The second unit, the longest of the five units, was started in 1913. John F....
    • 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...
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke on his horse. Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew built the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • Charles Lehman family

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    • Charles Lehman;
    • Charles Lehman family in their back yard on wicker chairs.
    • 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...
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew built the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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    • Railroads;
    • Burke Railroad camp; Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew built the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger.
    • Von Tobel, Elizabeth

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    • Elizabeth Von Tobel;
    • Elizabeth Von Tobel was the daughter of Rudolph Von Tobel.
    • Arro Oil Refinery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Oil Refineries; Arro Oil; 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...
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Lewistown Drug Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Lewistown Drug Store (built 1885) was located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Ave North. It also served as the stage stop for the Lewistown-Kendall stagecoach. It was later called the Phillips Drug Store.
    • Wiedeman, George

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    • Pioneers;
    • George J. Wiedeman was born at New Bremen, Auglaize County, Ohio, February 22, 1859. In September 1881, Mr. Wiedeman came to Montana and to the Judith Basin where he worked for Jack Waite as a sheep herder. The next year he took a band of sheep on...
    • 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.,...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Traveling cart with expandable tent for selling Touraine Chocolates parked in front of the Bank of Fergus County 223 W. Main. Sweitzer's department store and the DeKalb Harness Company are located next to the bank. (Sweitzers later moved to 311 W....
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains; K.P. Band;
    • “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...
    • 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...
    • Garfield School, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Croatian Stonemasons;
    • View of the first Garfield School (built 1909-1910 and torn down and replaced by another building in 1953) located at 415 E. Boulevard. It was built using the locally quarried sandstone by Croation stonemasons.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Mint Bar located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue South. Next to the Mint is a small "Land" office and the "Bootery". A "Fern Studio" sign is painted on the upper side of the next building. Behind the Mint on 4th Avenue...
    • 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...
    • Garfield School, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Croatian Stonemasons;
    • View of the first Garfield School (built 1909-1910 and torn down and replaced by another building in 1953) located at 415 E. Boulevard. It was built using the locally quarried sandstone by Croation stonemasons.
    • 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...
    • Tullock, Guy

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    • Pioneers;
    • Guy Tullock (Sherriff) born White Sulphur Springs, MT, April 29, 1890, and was six years of age when his parents removed to Fergus county, where he attended Lewistown public schools. After gaining practical experience on several ranches in this...
    • 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.
    • CCC Camp at Lewistown, Montana

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    • Civilian Conservation Corps; Lewistown, Montana; Fairgrounds;
    • CCC camp (in the background) at the Lewistown, Montana fairgrounds.

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