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    • 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...
    • Aerial View of Central Montana

    • 1972-10-18
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    • ERTS (satellite) took this photo from 570 miles in space. The Snowy Mountains are seen in the bottom right, the Little Belt Mountains are in the bottom left and the Judith and Moccasin Mountains are seen in the middle.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

    • 1954
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Spring Street is in the foreground and the Montana Center for the Aged is on the right in the background.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Lewistown from the northeast. The Milwaukee Railroad depot shows in the foreground and the Montana Building shows in the center of the photo.
    • Aerial view of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Lewistown looking north east. Main Street runs through the center of the photo and the Fergus County Courthouse can be seen in the center left.
    • American House Hotel, Lewistown, Montana

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    • The American House Hotel (built 1896 burned 1902) located on the southeast corner of Main Street and 6th Ave. South, Lewistown, MT. The first Courthouse is shown on the middle of the photo in the horizon. To the right is the construction of the...
    • Apple's Dairy, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Dairies;
    • Located on North East Main Street. St. Joseph's Hospital shows in the center background and the old flour mill shows on the far right side of the photo.
    • Barnes-King Gold Mine

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    • Barnes-King gold mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The Barnes-King Development Company mined the area in 1901-1925. The mine is on the left side of the photo and 4 cars are in the middle.
    • 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...
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • View from the top of a home in the 800 block of Lewistown, Montana looking NW. In the center of the photo is the steeple of the Methodist Church located on Broadway Street. In the foreground is the Lehman house on the corner of Main Street and 8th...
    • Fergus County High School Lewistown, Montana

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    • The legislature of 1899 passed the first Act for the establishment of County High Schools, and the citizens of Lewistown immediately took steps to secure the establishment of such an institution here The Fergus County High School was established...
    • Fergus County Poor Farm, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post; Carroll Trail; Poor Farms;
    • The Fergus County Poor Farm was located near Spring Creek off the Joyland Road near Lewistown, MT. The barn for the poor farm has a sign on the top that reads "County Farm". To the right of the barn is the main building of the poor farm. In the...
    • 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
    • First School House, Lewistown, Montana

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    • First school house (built 1883) located at 521 W. Main. The teacher and all the students are in a group next to the school posing for the photo. The teacher is holding an American flag. Some of the children are holding bouquets of flowers.
    • Flood July 4, 1920 Lewistown, MT.

    • 1920-1929
    • Floods;
    • View from 100 block of Main Street. Cars traveling through the flooded street.The Knerr-Tubb building (built 1909) is on the right. The Montana Building (built 1917) is the tallest building in the middle of the photo.
    • 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.
    • Freight team at Culver Studio, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Freighting;
    • Lewistown as seen from the southwest. A freight team is in the center of the photo next to the Culver Studio. The Moshner house is #1. Beyond the Culver Studio is the Methodist Church (#2). A Hall is #3. The Day House is #4. The Bank of Fergus...
    • Freight team on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team on Main Street (200 block), Lewistown, Montana. The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned 1916), the Lewistown Commercial Co. (built 1898 and burned 1916) and the Schneider Beer Hall buildings are on the left side of the photo
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • Spotted horse mine and mill. The Spotted Horse Mine was discovered in 1880 by "Skookum" Joe Anderson. He shipped a considerable amount of high-grade ore at that time from the old discovery shaft. It is the belief that the mine was then sold to...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • Maginnis Mine near Maiden, Montana. The Maginnis mine was first located by "Skookum Jo" Anderson in 1881.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • Whisky Gulch mill. WHISKEY GULCH and BIG SIX MINES: Located in the mid and late 1890's. A. S. Wright, promoter of the New Year Mine took over the Whiskey Gulch in 1900 or 1901. He interested some local and St. Paul capital; a mill was built in...
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • Maginnis Mill. The Maginnis mine was first located by "Skookum Jo" Anderson in 1881.
    • Gold Mining in Central Montana.

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    • Gold Mining; Judith Mountains, Montana;
    • New Year mill. The New Year mine is on the north side of the range west of Maiden. Several claims were located in New Year gulch in the early '80s
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916)...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Exterior of part of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The mine entrance is shown on the right. The Hanover gypsum mine located 9 miles NW of Lewistown, Mt began in 1914. Later the Three Forks Cement Co. bought the mine and built a plaster plant (1916)...
    • Hanover, Montana

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    • Hanover was built to house the workers of the Three Forks Cement Plant. The photo shows the rows of homes that were built across the highway from the cement plant. It also shows the Hanover Post Office/Mercantile Company building on the left side.
    • Hobson, Montana

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    • Wheat art;
    • Artistic wheat arrangements mounted on a large display board at the fair. The word Hobson is designed in wheat seeds and a photo of a farm is in the middle of the display. A sign at the top of the display reads: Judith Basin Mercantile Co.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

    • 1991-05-19
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    • Homes on the south side of the 900 block on Main Street before they were demolished. Kent's Photo Shop is on the corner.
    • Kendall Gold Mine, Kendall, Montana

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    • Kendall, Montana;
    • The Kendall gold mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. Harry Kendall developed the mine in 1898. Photo shows a group of the miners standing near the mine buildings.
    • Kendall Gold Mine, Kendall, Montana

    • 1912
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    • Kendall mine was located in the North Moccasin Mountains near Lewistown, MT. The Barnes-King Development Company mined the area in 1901-1925. Photo shows the mine buildings with and a hillside of tailings.
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Kendall, Montana;
    • Photo shows the town of Kendall as seen from the cemetary looking towards the southwest.
    • 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.,...
    • 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.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Evelyn Street from about 6th Avenue North. The Hawthorne School (1899-1918) can be seen in the middle back of the photo. To the right of the school is the elegant Corcoran home built by James Corcoran. It was used as the Brice Hospital for...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Overview of Lewistown from the corner of 7th Avenue and Main Street looking northeast. Photo is taken from the top of the Attix Clinic. Homes in the foreground are between 6th and 7th Avenues on the south side of Main Street. The Bright/Burke Hotel...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1908
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Overview of Lewistown from the top of the Courthouse looking towards Broadway Street. The Bright/Burke Hotel shows on the right side of the photo. The church with the steeple is the Methodist Church (built 1905 burned 1976) on the corner of 5th...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the 200 block on Main Street. Capital Brewing sign and A. Young Saddle Manufacturer signs show in the photo. FCB sign hanging across street.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from Jackson's Hill looking towards the southwest. The South Moccasin Mountains are in the background on the right.The street in the middle of the photo is 1st Avenue South. The Hawthorne School (built 1899) located on Corcoran Street is in...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Postcard photo of Main Street (200-300 blocks). Peter Shannon grocery built 1892 as the Power Mercantile Co (302 W. Main), Judith Hardware (built 1900). The building across from the Shannon Grocery is the Bank of Fergus County (223 W. Main) was...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Freighting;
    • Freight team, southeast side of Lewistown, Mont. Lewistown is shown in the background and Spring Creek is on the right side of the photo. The building labeled #3 is the Bank of Fergus County on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue South.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fourth of July parade on Main Street (200 block). The Montana Hardware (built 1892 and burned in 1916) and the Lewistown Commercial Co (built 1898 burned in 1916) are located on the left side of the photo and the Lewistown Hotel (built 1882 and...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Parade on the 300 block of Main Street. The buildings in the background are on the south side of the street. Various signs on the buildings read: Sweitzer's, Judith Hardware. A flag is hanging over the Silver Dollar Saloon sign on the left side of...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Airplanes;
    • An airplane sitting on 6th Avenue North Lewistown, Montana. Men are standing near the plane. A sign on the side of the plane reads: Burt Walker Clerk of Court. The Montana Building is in the background on the left and the Methodist Church spire is...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Main Street. The school house (1#) is on the right side and the Methodist Church (#4) is on the far left side of the photo. F.E. Carr home (#2). Hall (3#). Fergus Argus Printing office (#5). Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of the south side of Main Street. Second Power Mercantile (built 1884) on the corner of Main Street and 3rd Avenue South. The Bank of Fergus County (built 1887) is across the street on the other corner. Next to the bank is the Lewistown Hotel...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The 200 and 300 block of Main Street, Lewistown, Montana as seen from the NE. A man with a wagon full of freight is in the center of the photo. DeKalb Harness shop and Sweitzers Deptartment Store are on the left. The Courthouse can be seen in the...
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Boardinghouse at Whiskey Gulch. Photo taken around 1902.
    • Maiden, Montana

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    • Maiden, Montana;
    • “Skookum Joe” Anderson, David Jones, Frank “Pony” McPartland, J. R. Kemper, C. Snow and others, were credited with the discovery of the mines of the Maiden District. In May, 1880, “Skookum Joe” and Jones located placer mines in Virgin...
    • Main Street hill, Lewistown Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the top of Main Street. The Dockery House is on the right side. The tower of the Courthouse shows in the middle of the photo.
    • Mendel family on homestead land east of Winifred.

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    • Homesteads; Winifred, Montana;
    • Earl and Zeta (Mendel) Thompson, Emmett, Delbert, Jim, Claude, Elroy, (holding Garnet Thompson), Helen and Katherine Mendel. Photo taken in the orchard they planted and tended. Five miles east of Winifred. T21 & 22 N R 21E.
    • Moccasin, Montana;

    • 1940
    • Moccasin, Montana;
    • Photo probably 1940's. Building later called Dicks 76 in the 1950's. Moccasin was named after the Moccasin Mountains. It was a town on the Great Northern Railway and was located in the productive wheat growing area of Montana.
    • Nash Motors.

    • 1950-1959
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the 100 block of Janeaux Street. Photo taken during the flood of 1953.
    • Palace Meat Market, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Meat markets;
    • Palace meat market 407 W. Main. It was owned by the Slater Bros (Christopher John, William A. and Henry N.). John Slater and Chris Tomberg (meat cutter) are shown in the photo. This building was taken down and Charlie Richards built a stone...
    • Palace Meat Market, Lewistown, Montana.

    • 1904
    • Meat Markets;
    • Palace meat market 407 W. Main. It was owned by the Slater Bros (Christopher John, William A. and Henry N.). John Slater and Chris Tomberg (meat cutter) are shown in the photo. This building was taken down and Charlie Richards built a stone...
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades Lewistown, Montana;
    • Fife and drum players in parade. View of the Day House Hotel on the right side of the photo.
    • Parade, Lewistown, Montana

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

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 302 W. Main Street. Photo taken in 1913.
    • Power Mercantile.

    • 1900-1909
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 302 W. Main Street. Photo taken in 1904.
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts;
    • The Reed and Bowles Trading Post and the County Farm are located in the same area on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and operated a combination Indian trading post and station on the Carroll Trail...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post can be seen near the trees in the center right of the photo. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and operated a combination Indian...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • Reed and Bowles shows in the trees in the center of the photo. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and operated a combination Indian trading post and...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post in the log building on the right side of the photo. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and operated a combination Indian trading post...
    • Reedsfort, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Photo of Reedsfort Post Office (built 1881 by Major Alonzo Reed) which became part of the city of Lewistown, Montana. It is located on the intersection of Brassey Street and Shields Street. A sign above the door reads "Lewistown 1880".

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