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    • Airport, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots.
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Airport. Lewistown, Montana

    • 1942
    • Airports;
    • Photograph of the Airport in Lewistown, Montana during World War II. The airfield was used for training pilots
    • Bonawitz, Norval

    • 1932
    • Football; World War II;
    • Norval Bonawitz was born in 1914 and graduated from Fergus County High School in 1933. He grew up in Lewistown, Montana and graduated from the University in Missoula, Montana in Forestry. He was commander of the P-40 group under General Chennault’s...
    • 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...
    • Civic Center, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Recreation Centers; WPA;
    • Five years before the start of World War II, the Civic Center was built on Fifth Avenue South between Watson and Water streets. It was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) with the understanding that it would serve Lewistown as their...
    • Company I leaving for the Philippines

    • 1898
    • Spanish-American War;
    • Three teams of horses pulling two wagons full of men heading off to the Spanish-American War in the Philippines, May, 1898.
    • Croft, James Mitchell

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    • Pioneers;
    • James Mitchell Croft was born Jan 3, 1858 in Waterbury, Conn. and died July 11, 1930. He was an accountant. He came to Montana in 1881 and located on the Sun River. He moved to Stanford in 1882 and was in the sheep business. He was elected County...
    • Cummings, Frank L.

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    • World War l; Textbook burning;
    • Frank L. Cummings was principal of the Fergus County High School, Lewistown, Montana from 1916-1923. He trained at the University of Chicago where he earned both his A.B. and A.M. degrees. To accommodate the farm boys who could not attend the full...
    • Dissly, Robert

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    • Dissly, Robert;
    • Robert Dissly was born January 30, 1920 to Fred and Mary Dissly in Lewistown, Montana. He graduated in 1938. He married Bernette Stocks in 1952. He was in the Korean War, graduated from the University of Montana and purchased the Glass House which...
    • Eicoff, Samuel

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    • Pioneers;
    • Sam Eicoff immigrated to the United States from Russia. He was the owner of the Leader, a woman’s specialty shop. He came to Grass Range, Montana about 1914 and filed a homestead. He served in World War II and then sold his homestead and moved to...
    • Empire Building, Lewistown, Montana

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    • War Bonds;
    • View of the Empire building (built 1909) located on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. Empire Bank and Trust Co. Liberty Bonds banner is wrapped around two sides of the building.
    • Great Northern Railroad depot, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • Railroads;
    • A group of citizens gathered to say goodbye to World War I soldiers. In 1912-1913 the Great Northern constructed a branch line from Moccasin to Lewistown. The Great Northern depot was located at the intersection of 1st Avenue North and Fairgrounds...
    • Kolin, Montana

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    • Kolin, Montana;
    • Lee George (left), Hugh George, Ray George (died in war). Kolin, Montana. It’s post office opened in 1913 and closed in 1972. It is located about 20 miles west of Lewistown, Montana.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • War Bonds;
    • A crowd of people on Main Street buying war bonds during World War I.
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1899-10-28
    • Soldiers; Spanish-American War;
    • Groups of people and soldiers with buggies, wagons and parade floats walking from west side of Lewistown towards the main part of Lewistown. The men were returning from the Spanish-American War in the Philippines on October 28, 1899.
    • Piper, Harley

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    • Harley Piper;
    • Harley Piper was born in Iowa in 1868. He married Nettie Lansley. They had one daughter, Frances in 1906. Harley died in 1917 and was a Civil War veteran. The town of Piper about 16 miles southeast of Lewistown was named after him.
    • Procession of school children, Lewistown, Montana

    • 1898
    • Spanish-American War;
    • View of the south side of the 500 block on Main Street. The children are marching and holding an American flag and the Puerto Rican flag. The building on the left faced 5th Avenue and was the Lewistown Furniture Store. The small building in the...
    • Ritch, Johnnie

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    • Pioneers;
    • John B. Ritch was born December 1, 1868, in North Carolina. When he was 15 he went to Texas and became a cowboy. He came to Montana in 1885 and rode the Judith Basin county range for several early-day cattle outfits. He later engaged in the mining...
    • Stoddard, Arthur

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    • Pioneers;
    • Arthur Stoddard bought into the Judith Hardware Co. with Mr. Hobensack in 1898. He was president of the Lewistown State Bank, Lewistown, Montana. He was secretary/treasurer of the Lewistown Commercial Co. He was a Spanish-American War Veteran. He...
    • Warm Spring Creek swimming area

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    • Swimming pools;
    • Shortly after World War II, 1949-1950 Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Vanek who owned land next to Warm Spring Creek realized that there was a potential of Warm Spring Creek with such an abundance of fresh clear warm water that constantly changed made it...
    • Warm Spring Creek swimming area

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    • Swimming pools;
    • Shortly after World War II, 1949-1950 Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Vanek who owned land next to Warm Spring Creek realized that there was a potential of Warm Spring Creek with such an abundance of fresh clear warm water that constantly changed made it...
    • World War I Military men, Lewistown, Montana

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    • World War I;
    • Inductees for World War I gathered on the field next to the Masonic Temple in Lewistown. This site was later used for the Post Office building in 1931.

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