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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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...
    • 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, 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.
    • Carnegie Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • The first Lincoln School is shown in the background on the left. The “manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Empire Building.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • It was built in 1908 on the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. The Day House Hotel can be seen in the background.
    • Farmers Union Grain Terminal, Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View of the construction of the Farmers Union Grain Terminal in 19?? at the end of 1st Avenue South. The hills in the background are just south of Lewistown on upper Spring Creek.
    • Fergus County Courthouse

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Men working on the side of the Courthouse where the old Courthouse once stood. The Carnegie Library is seen in the background.
    • Fergus County Courthouse, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Courthouses;
    • View from 8th Avenue North looking towards the back of the Courthouse. The houses in the left foreground face Broadway Street. The house to the right of the Courthouse in the background is the Blackford Residence at 713 W. Main.
    • Fire wagon, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fire wagon pulled by two horses on the 500 block of Janeaux Street, Lewistown, MT. The first Presbyterian Church (built 1892 and torn down in 1892) is in the background, it was located on the corner of Janeaux and 5th Avenue South.
    • Firre wagon pulled by horses, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Fire Wagons;
    • Horses Jess and Gene pullling the fire wagon on Main Street at the corner of 5th Avenue. Buildings in the background are on the south side of the 400 block on Main Street.
    • First School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The first school in Lewistown, located on the corner of Main and 6th Avenue south. It was later moved to 5th and Washington. The four men pictured are (left to right): Albert Pfaus, George Edwards, Samuel Phillips, and Henry Quickenden. The...
    • Ford truck on parade, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Buildings in the background are on the north side of the 400 block on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. Seiden Drug Store is shown on the left and the Scheidt Jewelry Store is shown on the right.
    • Fort Maginnis, Montana

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    • Forts;
    • Men from Troop A at Fort Maginnis in 1886. Barricks for the men are visible in the background. Fort Maginnis existed 1881-1890.
    • Fort Maginnis, Montana

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    • Forts;
    • Fort Maginnis in the distance with the Judith Mountains in the background. The fort existed 1881-1890.
    • Fort Maginnis, Montana

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    • Fort Maginnis in the distance with the Judith Mountains in the background. The fort existed 1880-1890.
    • Grass Range, Montana.

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    • Grass Range, Montana; Sleds;
    • Grass Range was located by J. H. Charters in 1890 and he built a general store and hotel and livery stable to serve the early ranchers. He sold the townsite to the Milwaukee Railroad in 1893. Hotel in the background, two cows pulling a sled
    • Hauling fuel to the homestead.

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    • Homesteads; Everson, Montana;
    • John Dickson and his sister, Gladys hauling fuel. Frank K. Kreutzjans (Big Frank) is the driver. Homestead in the background belongs to Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Dickson of Everson, Montana.
    • Hickey, Jack

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    • Jack Hickey;
    • Jack Hickey standing on street next to the Lehman building on the corner of 5th Avenue North and Main Street, Lewistown, Montana. The Methodist Church shows in the background.
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Many buildings of the town of Hilger, Montana located 15 miles north of Lewistown. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Homes of Lewistown, Montana

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    • Martin Woodman home in the background. It was built in 1903 at 314-316 4th Avenue North.
    • Homestead in Central Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Man with his horse and wagon at his homestead. Square Butte mountain can be seen in the background
    • Kendall, Montana

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    • Gold Mining; Kendall, Montana; Harry T. Kendall; North Moccasin Mountains;
    • “Harry T. Kendall, a prospector and visionary, bought a couple of claims in the North Moccasin Mountains in 1898. In 1900, a new corporation, the Kendall Gold Mining Company, was formed by Kendall and four other trustees with a capital stock of...
    • Lady on elephant.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Parade in Lewistown. Buildings in the background are on south side of the 400 block.
    • Lewistown City Cemetery, Lewistown, Montana

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    • View from northwest to southeast. The Fergus County Courthouse can be seen in the background in the center. The Lewistown City Cemetery was organized in 1899 and was located on the west side of Lewistown.
    • Lewistown Public Library, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Libraries;
    • Lincoln School in the background (left side). The manifest desire” for a public library stirred early in Lewistown, Montana. In January 1897, two full years prior to Lewistown’s incorporation, Frank E. Smith, a local attorney, delivered a...
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1916
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    • A tornado is seen in the background, touching down in a farmer's field near Brooks, Montana (north of Lewistown). Overview of Lewistown looking from the high school toward the Moccasin Mountains.
    • 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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    • Parade on Main Street. Building on the left is the Fergus County Argus Newspaper office (built in 1896) and located on the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue South. View also shows the Lewistown Furniture company (102-104 5th Avenue South) and...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown is seen in the distance. South Moccasin Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

    • 1920-07-04
    • Floods;
    • Flood on Main Street near the corner of 2nd Avenue. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of part of Lewistown as seen from a window in the Fergus County High School on 6th Ave South. The Lewistown City Hall building shows on the left. Spring Creek meanders behind the City Hall. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Overview of the north part of Lewistown. View shows the first Catholic Church located on Miller Street and the open fields surrounding it. The Moccasin Mountains are in the background.
    • 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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    • Freighting;
    • View of freight wagons and teams of horses on Broadway Street. The building in the left background with the trim on top is the Cort and Worden building at 403 W. Main was built in 1900.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • View of Lewistown, Montana looking northwest. The Episcopal Church (stone building built in 1899) is on the lower right on Montana Street. The Hawthorne School (1899-1917) is in the background on the right side.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • East Main Street of Lewistown on the south side of the 100 block. A dog is standing behind a building next to a pile of garbage. The Knerr-Tubb building is in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Parades;
    • Circus wagon on parade at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue. The corner building is the News-Argus building at 423 W. Main. The Lewistown Furniture building at 501 W. Main can also been seen in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View from the top curve of Main Street Hill. Shows a cutout hillside on the right and both sides of the street are fenced. Lewistown is seen in the distance with the Judith Mountains in the background. The Fergus County Courthouse is being...
    • 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 Montana Street from 6th Ave. North. The Episcopal Church (built 1899) is the third building from the left and the Hawthorne School (1899-1918) is the tall building in the center. The Judith Mountains are in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Man in front of the Ford Garage on Broadway Street (600 block). The Methodist Church can be seen in the background.
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • View of Main Street Lewistown, Montana from the 600 block. The Bright Hotel (built in 1906 became the Burke Hotel in 1923) is on the far left. The tallest building on the right is the Bank-Electric building built in 1913. It has an electric flag on...
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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    • view of the 600 block on Broadway Street. Shows the Methodist Church in the background and trucks for sale belonging to the Ford Garage across the street. Scovel's Transfer building is next to the Methodist Church.
    • Methodist Church.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Epworth League Convention, 1909. Building was located at the corner of 5th and Broadway. The Fergus County Courthouse shows on the left background
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • Parades;
    • Lewistown Furniture Company float in parade in front of the buildings on the north side of the 300 block on Main Street. Stafford Harness shop shows in the background. The building on the far right is the Power's Store.
    • Parade on Main Street.

    • 1910-1919
    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Fife and drum band marching at the corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North. Phillips Drug Store is in the background.
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

    • 1969
    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The Reed and Bowles Trading Post (center) and the County Farm (right background) 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...
    • Reed and Bowles Trading Post

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    • Trading Posts; Carroll Trail;
    • The trading post shows in the trees on the right. The Fergus County Poor Farm are the buildings in the background. The Reed and Bowles Trading Post was located on lower Spring Creek near Lewistown, Montana. Alonzo S. Reed and J.J. Bowles built and...
    • Scovel's Transfer truck, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • The Lewistown bus called The Pride of Lewistown is parked at the Milwaukee Railroad depot. The flour mill is visable in the background. A sign on the door of the bus reads: Scovel's Transfer. The flour mill has a sign on it that reads: It's the...
    • Steam tractor on Main Street, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Steam tractor in the middle of the 300 block of Main Street. The buildings in the background are on the north side of the street. They include (right to left) the Power Mercantile (1901), The Bon Ton (1893), unidentified, Stafford Harness (1890),...
    • Swimming Pool, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Swimming pools;
    • Swimming pool at the end of 6th Avenue South. A few people are in the pool and some are on a diving platform in the middle of the pond. Homes on Cook Street are on the left. The brickyard is on the hillside in the background.
    • Utica, Montana

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    • Breathitt Gray's Saloon. Bartender: Ernest Luckett; standing at bar: S. McDonald, foreground and C. C. David, background; playing pool: Breathitt Gray (beard) and Bill Newton. Playing poker, Gene Stanley, Bill Burris, and Ed DarnellThe town of...

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