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    • Hawthorne School, Lewistown, Montana

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    • American Flag;
    • It was located between Evelyn and Corcoran Streets and 1st and 2nd Avenue. It was built in 1899 and torn down in 1917
    • 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...
    • Montana Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Bank of Fergus County, Lewistown, Montana; Banks;
    • Montana Building was located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1917.
    • 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...
    • Judith Basin Bank, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Banks;
    • Located on the corner of 5th Avenue North and Main Street. It was built in 1899. The upper floor housed the Knights of Pythias organization.
    • Hackamore Club, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Bars; Clubs;
    • Originally a bar and later added dancing and dining. It was located 2 miles west of Lewistown. It was owned by Notch Plovanic and Fred Goettel
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Montana Hardware Store, Lewistown Montana.

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    • Buildings;
    • View of the north side of the 200 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The Montana Hardware is the first building on the left side. It burned in 1916. The other buildings on the block were built before 1906.
    • Palais Royal Confectionery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings; Confectionery;
    • Palais Royal Confectionery was located at 211 W. Main and was owned by John R. Miller and Albert J. Osweiler in 1910. In 1912 it was owned by Ray W. Clarke and Albert J. Osweiler and located at 213 W. Main
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Marsh, George and Emma, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Calvert Hotel, Lewistown, Montana
    • George and Emma Marsh bought the Fergus County Improvement Corporation Dormitory which had been built in 1917 for the Fergus High School students who lived outside of Lewistown. They renamed it the Calvert Hotel. In 1925 because of drought and the...
    • 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.
    • Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • churches;
    • Construction of the 2nd Presbyterian Church built in Lewistown. It was built in 1912 at 215 5th Avenue South. Wasmansdorff and Eastman we the architects.
    • Presbyterian Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • churches;
    • This was the 2nd Presbyterian Church built in Lewistown. It was built in 1912 at 215 5th Avenue South. Wasmansdorff and Eastman we the architects.
    • St. Leo's Catholic Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • churches;
    • It is located at 124 W. Broadway Street and was built in 1915. The local firm of Stranton & Smith was awarded the general contract for construction of the church with a bid of $45,787 on July 15, 1915. Construction proceeded rapidly, with E.J....
    • Lewistown Post Office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Confectionery; Post Office;
    • The building was originally called the Fergus County Realty Building but in later years it is called the News-Argus Building. It is located at 521 W. Main and it was built in 1914 by Architects Wasmansdorff and Eastman. Half of the buiding at one...
    • Masonic Temple, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Cook-Reynolds Co.;
    • Corner of Broadway and 4th Ave North. The Masonic Temple in Lewistown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is associated with events that reflect significant settlement patterns in the growth of Montana and in the development...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Creamery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Creameries; William Castburg; F. L. Dissly; William G. Dissly;
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Flood, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1920-07-04
    • Culver Opera House;
    • Culver Opera House is the building behind the car in the middle of the photo. It was built in 1887 by William Culver who was the first photographer in Lewistown in 1886.
    • Reedsfort Post Office Dedication, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1931-09-17
    • Daughters of the American Revolution;
    • Dedication of the Reedsfot Post Office by the DAR. David Hilger (near the car) is speaking The first post office in Central Montana was built in 1880 and named Reedsfort after its first postmaster, Alonzo S. Reed. It was built by Mose LaTray and...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Day House Hotel;
    • North side of the 400 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. Buildings from left to right: Lehman's Department Store, Allen and Robinson Building (built 1903 and top part burned in 1938), 2 unidentified buildings, Day House with balcony...
    • 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.
    • Corner of 6th and Pine Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dr. J. Theodore Brice;
    • View on 6th Avenue South where it intersects with Pine Street. The Brice Hospital (built 1919) on Pine Street can be seen above the parked car. Dr Brice lived in the house to the right of the hospital. The Brice Hospital later became the Pine Crest...
    • Scovel's Transfer, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dray Business;
    • Scovel's Transfer was an early Lewistown dray business. It's office building was on Broadway Street next to the Methodist Church.
    • 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...
    • Seiden Drug store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Drugstores
    • Seiden Drug Store was owned by John W. Seiden. It was located at 416 W. Main. John Seiden (left); Fred Horner (right).
    • Seiden Drug Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Drugstores;
    • Seiden Drug Store (earlier called Wilson-Seiden Drug Store) was owned by John W. Seiden. It was located at 416 W. Main.
    • Seiden Drug Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Drugstores;
    • Seiden Drug Store (earlier called Wilson-Seiden Drug Store) was owned by John W. Seiden. It was located at 416 W. Main. Man may be John Seiden as a young man.
    • Lewistown Commercial Company, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Dry Goods;
    • Lewistown Commercial Company located at 218 W. Main. It was a dry goods store offering clothing, boots, shoes and men’s furnishings. It was built in 1899 and burned in 1916.
    • St. Leo's Catholic Church, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Father Vermaat;
    • Catholic Church (built in 1887) located on the corner of Miller and Watson streets. Father James Vermaat is on the front steps. It was used until a new church was built on Broadway Street in 1915.
    • Central Feed Store, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Feed Mill;
    • View from the side of the building. Central Feed building was built in 1916 by Wasmansdorff and Eastman at 220 East Main. It was originally called the Lewistown Mercantile Co. and later the Nash Finch Wholesale Company. It was built of brick which...
    • A. K. and Willa (Snartland) Raundal wedding photo.

    • 1916
    • 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...
    • Fergus Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fergus Hotel;
    • The Fergus Hotel was located at the corner of Janeaux and 3rd Ave South. It was built around 1912 and burned on August 9, 1970. Photo is on a postcard
    • City Hall, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1910
    • Fire Department; City Hall;
    • 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.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish Hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Fish Hatchery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fish hatcheries;
    • The Fish Hatchery was located about 7 miles SE of Lewistown, Montana. It was established in 1921 through the efforts of the Lewistown Chamber of Commerce and the State Fish and Game Commission.
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Judith Basin Milling Company, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill and Judith Basin Milling Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Flour Mill, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Flour Mills; Lewistown, Montana;
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting; Oxen teams;
    • Oxen team with a freight wagon is in the middle of the 500 block of Main Street. The first Lincoln school (built 1889 and torn down in 1911; it was also called the Brick School) is the building on the left in the distance.The Carnegie Library...
    • Power Mercantile Co., Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting; Power Mercantile;
    • The second Power Mercantile Building (built in 1892) owned by T. C. Power) was located on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Ave South, Lewistown, Montana. The C. F. Little Jewelry Co. building shows on the right side of the photo, it is on the...
    • Garneill, Montana

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    • Garneill, Montana;
    • Located south of Moore, Montana. It was named for Garnet Neill, wife of an early day rancher. The railroad went through this area in 1903.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana;
    • 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.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

    • 1902
    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Belanger's Store;
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining; Mercantile store.
    • 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.
    • Gilt Edge, Montana

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    • Gilt Edge, Montana; Gold Mining; Schools;
    • 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.

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