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    • Airplane.

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    • airplanes;
    • Airplane taking off at Lewistown, Montana fairgrounds
    • 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, Peter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Peter Anderson came to Montana in 1873 from Norway. He did placer mining in Helena and Butte. He moved to Central Montana in 1882 and married Marie Slotten, his childhood sweetheart from Norway on July 22, 1883. They lived four miles west of...
    • 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.
    • Ark Exchange Truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Ark Exchange was a used furniture store. The building in the background is the Wise Block was located on the 500 block of Main Street. It was built in 1911 and burned in 1959.
    • Arro oil refinery; Lewistown, Montana

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    • Arro Oil;
    • Arro Oil Refinerery is shown from the air. It was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. The refinery started in 1921.
    • Arro Oil Refinery on Spring Creek, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1940
    • Arro oil refinery;
    • Arro Oil Refinery is shown in the distance. It was located on Lower Spring Creek, Lewistown, MT. Railroad track in the foreground, Spring Creek is next to the railroad track with a bridge crossing over it. The Moccasin Mountains are in the...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Attix, Dr. Frederick

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    • Pioneers;
    • Dr. Fred Franklin Attix was born Aug 8, 1878 in Richwood, Minnesota and died Feb 9, 1948 and was buried in the Lewistown City Cemetery. His father was Harry Attix of Elgin, Illinois and mother was Mary Belle Knowles of Battle Creek, Michigan. He...
    • Bank Electric building construction, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1913
    • Buildings;
    • Located at 505 W. Main. The First National Bank and the Montana Power Company, growing with the town, retained the services of the local firm of Wasmansdorff and Eastman to design the Bank-Electric Building.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Bank of Fergus County (built in 1904) located at 223 W. Main. It was used by the bank until they moved across Main Street to 224 W. Main in 1917.
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1898
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 223 W. Main, the building on the right was the Bank of Fergus County. It was built in 1886-87. It burned in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1905. Later the bank built the Montana Building across the street and moved in 1917. The Lewistown Hotel...
    • 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...
    • Barrett, Britton

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    • Pioneers;
    • Britton Barrett came to Montana from Iowa in 1887. He homesteaded on a branch of Trout Creek and later bought land on Rock Creek. His wife Rose came to Fergus County with her mother and two older brothers. Britton freighted between Billings and...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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
    • 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
    • Branson, Alexander

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    • Barbers;
    • In July 1887, Branson filed a claim for 160 acres on the west fork of Beaver Creek, southwest of Lewistown. Branson completed proving up his homestead on July 11, 1892, and he received patent to 160 acres. He had other land in the same area and...
    • Brassey, Edward

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    • Edward Brassey;
    • He was born in England Oct 22, 1844. Mr. Brassey came to the present site of Lewistown in the early fall of 1881 in the capacity of school teacher and later taught the first term of public school which was organized in the section which now...
    • Brewster, Horace

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    • Cowboys;
    • Horace Brewster managed the Coburn and Siebern cattle ranch on Flatwillow Creek, near Lewistown, Montana
    • Bright hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Hotels;
    • It was originally called the Bright Hotel, built by John L. Bright in 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.
    • 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.
    • Burke Railroad Construction

    • 1913
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    • Daniel “Pickhandle” Burke construction crew building the new Milwaukee Railroad extension from Lewistown to Hilger in summer of 1913.
    • Burke Railroad Construction

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

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

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

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

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    • Pioneers;
    • Daniel (Pickhandle) Burke was born in LaSalle County, Illinois in 1964. He came to Montana in 1906 and was in railroad construction. He served in the Legislature in 1922. He married Adelle McDonald in 1923. He owned and operated the Burke Hotel...
    • 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...
    • C. F. Little Jewelry Store and Hobensack and Sloan store.

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    • Two buildings on the NW corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave North, Lewistown, Montana. Hobensack and Sloan Hardware Store on the left and C.F. Little Jewelry on the right. Part of the Bon Ton Store is shown on the far left. A stagecoach is traveling...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Carnegie Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • This photgraph shows the Carnegie Public Library (built 1905), Blackford residence (built 1909) and the Rowley House (south side of the 700 block on Main Street). The building on the far right was the May Apartments building built in 1902 at 803 W....
    • Cars parked in middle of Main Street, Lewistown, MT

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street, Lewistown, MT. Creel Funeral Home (built 1913) on the right was originally the Marsh the Homemaker store. The Burke Hotel (built1906 as the Bright Hotel) is the large building on the left. An electric...
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Catholic Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Catholic Church (built in 1887) located on the corner of Miller and Watson streets. It was used until a new Catholic Church was built on Broadway Street in 1915.
    • 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.
    • Chandler, Edward

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edward P. Chandler was born November 17, 1852 in Concord, New Hampshire. He came to Montana on a steamboat on the Missouri River and landed in Fort Benton in 1880. In 1882 he came to the Deer Creek ranch twenty miles north of Lewistown and in 1889...
    • 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 family

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

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Charles Lehman and his wife Caroline in center. Their children (left to right): Walter Lehman, G.A.C. Lehman, Louis Lehman, Helen Lehman Warr, Oswald Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Alex Lehman. Grandchildren are in front.
    • Charles Lehman's children, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lehman Family;
    • Charles Lehman’s children (left to right): Rev. G.A.C. Lehman, Walter Lehman, Arthur Lehman, Helen Lehman, Louis Lehman behind Helen, Charles Lehman?, Oswald Lehman, Alex Lehman.
    • Children in school yard, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1888
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    • Lewistown Main Street. The first school house is on the right side with school children in yard next to the school. A fence surrounds the school and yard. Main Street is in front of the school. Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The City Hall of Lewistown was located on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue. It was built in 1904 and demolished in 1983.
    • City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The City Hall of Lewistown was located on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue. It was built in 1904 and demolished in 1983. Back of the building.
    • City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The City Hall of Lewistown was located on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue. It was built in 1904 and demolished in 1983. View from Watson Street.
    • City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The City Hall of Lewistown was located on the corner of Watson Street and 4th Avenue. It was built in 1904 and demolished in 1983. Back portion of the building.
    • Civic Center, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1936
    • Civic Center;
    • The construction of the Lewistown Civic Center at 309 5th Avenue South. Two teams of horses are grating the hole for the foundation of the building.
    • Clark, Mary Dundom

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mary Dundom Clark was born in Three Forks, Montana Territory September 16, 1874. She grew up on a ranch near the South Moccasin Mountains. Mary Dundom married John Clark around 1895. They built a ranch near Moore, Montana and they had two children.
    • Class of 1906, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1906
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    • View of seventeen members of the Fergus High School class of 1906. Each person is holding a diploma. Back row: Georgia Stuart, Charles Groupe, Elizabeth Phillips, Etheta Daugherty, Henrietta Von Tobel, Ann Hobensack, Madge Eldridge; Center row:...

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