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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....
    • A. K. and Willa (Snartland) Raundal wedding photo.

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    • Fergus County, Montana;
    • Willa Snartland married A.K. Raundal after she had been on her homestead 6 months. Earlier her brother had filed for the homestead but he got sick and so she moved into the homestead to take over for her brother. The homestead was located southeast...
    • A. K. and Willa Raundal at Homestead 1916

    • 1916
    • Homesteads; Fergus County, Montana;
    • Willa Snartland married A.K. Raundal after she had been on her homestead 6 months. Earlier her brother had filed for the homestead but he got sick and so she moved into the homestead to take over for her brother. The homestead was located southeast...
    • Alabam's Cafes; Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Cafes;
    • The building was originally built in 1900 by Archibald Hopkins and he ran the Hopkins Brothers Grocery. It was located at 117 W. Main. Alabam’s Café opened in this building in 1940; it was owned by Roscoe Taylor and Bob McAtee.
    • 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 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; 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...
    • B&H Grocery, located at 114 E. Main.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • It was formerly the Culver Opera House built by William Culver (the first photographer to this area) before 1900.
    • 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...
    • 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 223 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...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Iwas built in 1904 and located at 223 W. Main. It was used as the bank until they built a new building across Main Street at 224 W. Main in 1917
    • 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

    • 1904
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Bank of Fergus county is on the right. Lewistown Hotel was built in 1882-83 by Frank Moshner for Judge Toombs. It was later owned by Mr. Hortop. At the time it burned in 1904 it was owned by Frank E. Wright. The Bank of Fergus County was damaged to...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 223 W. Main, the building on the right was the Bank of Fergus County. It was built in 1882-83. It burned in 1904 and was rebuilt in 1905. Later the bank built the Montana Building across the street and moved in 1917. The building on the...
    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 223 W. Main. Originally it was built in 1905 by the Bank of Fergus County and later became the home of the Cook-Reynolds real estate company.
    • 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...
    • Barta ranch on Ross Fork Creek.

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    • Homesteads; Barta Family; Ross Fork Creek, Montana;
    • Frank Barta, Sr.'s home on Ross Fork Creek. It was built in 1911. People left to right: Tony Barta, Mildree Barta, Georgia Barta (on horse). Valeria Barta (standing).
    • 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
    • Big Stone Barn livery stable

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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.
    • Boy Scouts, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Boy Scouts;
    • Boy Scout troop and their leader. One boy is holding a flag with a wolf on it and the other boy has a flag with an eagle on it. The boy in the back row far right is Harold Slater. All are dressed in uniforms.
    • Brewery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The Lewistown Brewery just south of Lewistown was built by in 1894 by John Laux. It was built with locally quarried sandstone. A wooden fence is in the foreground of the photo with two signs on the fence that say ""CULVER'S MILLINERY"". The...
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hospitals;
    • Brice Hospital. It was built by George W. Taylor between the years 1914 and 1917 and completed in 1919. The Brice Hospital was an impressive two-story red brick structure with a day-lighted basement and rooms on the third floor (attic). It was...
    • Brice Hospital, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • The Brice Hospital (built 1919) was located at 614 W. Pine. It was built by Dr. Theodore J. Brice. It later became the Pine Crest Apartments. The old gymnasium for the high school is in the background on the left.
    • Brickyard workers at Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1917
    • Brickyards; Beehive kiln;
    • Back row: (left to right) unknown, Ben Isaacs, Joe Isaacs, unknown, unknown, unknown, Fred Howard; Front row: unknown, unknown, Roy Stokes, Unknown. The brickyard was started by John Gretencourt and George Wiedeman. The business started about 1910...
    • Brickyard, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The first plant owed its start and success primarily to one man, John Gretencort. It was this man who was the expert on clay products and was the general manager from 1911 until 1941. The swimming pool is seen in the background.
    • Bright hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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.
    • Bright Hotel, lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Hotels; Burke Hotel;
    • Scovels transfer wagon says "private secretary". 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...
    • Bright Hotel, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Drays;
    • Front view of the Bright Hotel (built 1906). It became the Burke Hotel in 1924. Scovel's Transfer was an early dray business in Lewistown, Montana. A sign saying Private Secretary is on the side of the wagon. The Bright Hotel became the Burke Hotel...
    • Bright-Burke Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings;Hotels;
    • View from the 600 block of Main Street. The Bright Hotel is the large building on the left. It was later called the Burke Hotel.
    • Brooks block, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Brooks building is located at 207 W. Main. It was originally built in 1913. Side of the building being refurbished by Valach Construction
    • Burke hotel fire, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Hotels; Fires; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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 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 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.
    • Burke Warehouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Wool Industry;
    • It was built by Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke in 1917. When Burke saw the need for such a building, he procured the site and set to work on his plans, little did he realize that years later his warehouse would be the storage place for nine-million...
    • Burke Warehouse, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Wool Industry;
    • It was built by Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke in 1917. When Burke saw the need for such a building, he procured the site and set to work on his plans, little did he realize that years later his warehouse would be the storage place for nine-million...
    • Busy Corner Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View of the south side of the 300 block on Main Street from the corner of 4th Avenue. The Busy Corner (located at 323 W. Main) was a confectionary store. Men and women are standing on the corner and a few are crossing the street on a boardwalk. 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...
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Hotels;
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana; Hotels; Buildings;
    • 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...
    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dormitories;
    • View of the Calvert Hotel (built 1917) at 216 7th Avenu South. It was originally the dormitory for the Fergus County Free High School.
    • 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.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • It was originally used as a dormitory for the high school.
    • Calvert Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Interior of the Calvert Hotel. It was originally built as the girls' dormitory for the Fergus County High School.
    • Car in grain field

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    • Central Montana;
    • Old car parked in a wheat field. It shows how tall the wheat grew in Central Montana.
    • Careless Creek School, Montana

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    • Interior view of the Careless Creek school. Four children are seated at a table and the teacher is standing at the table. Five pictures are on the wall and the blackboard has writing on it.
    • Carson's Saloon, Lewistown, MT

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    • Built in 1893, the Carson's Saloon building became the Bon Ton Confectionary in 1908. It's location is 312 W. Main.
    • Cat Creek oil

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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

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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;
    • Homestake #1 and #2 wells. 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;
    • Miles City 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 high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Field

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    • Oil;
    • Homestake wells #1 and #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;
    • Great Western oil 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 high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Hoover-Schwartz 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 high-quality crude at...
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • Ten spot oil 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 high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil field

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    • Oil;
    • Oil train in the background. 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;
    • Homestake cook shack. 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;
    • 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;
    • Ritter-Lawson 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 high-quality crude at...
    • 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...
    • Cat Creek Oil field.

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    • Oil;
    • Montacal oil 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 high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry

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    • Oil;
    • Cat Creek #1 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 high-quality crude at...
    • Cat Creek Oil Refinerry.

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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...

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