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    • Leland Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the 200 block of Washington Street.
    • Lincoln School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • This was the first Lincoln School, built in 1889.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • 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.
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • Lehman Company.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue north.
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Overview of Lewistown looking towards the northeast. Lewistown, Montana.
    • Lewistown Hotel.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located at 219 W. Main, this hotel (on the left) was also known as Hortop's Hotel. It was built in 1882-3 by Frank Moshner and was owned by Judge Toombs (later owned by Mr. Hortop). An addition was added in 1901. The hotel burned in 1904 and was...
    • Lewistown oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • Early in the summer of 1921 the Lewistown Oil and Refining Company built and operated a refinery on a very small commercial scale to demonstrate that it was possible and profitable to refine the high grade crude oil from Cat Creek. Then first...
    • Conoco oil refinery;

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    • oil refinery;
    • The Conoco Oil Refinery operated on Upper Spring Creek 1921-1943 near Lewistown, Montana.
    • Lewistown, Montana.

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    • View is looking towards the water tank on top of the hill from Washington Street. Lewistown, Montana.
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • Parades;
    • View shows the buildings on the south side of the 300 block on Main Street. W.S. Smith store first building on the right, and Christies Restaurant is the 2nd building from the right.
    • 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

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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...
    • Montana Hardware.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1892 and torn down in 1916 to make room for the Montana Building, built in 1917.
    • Post Office, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on 3rd Avenue north. Built in 1931. View of the Centennial celebration on March 10, 1984.
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades;
    • View of the south side of the 300 block on Main Street taken from the corner of 4th Avenue North and Main Street.
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades;
    • View of the south side of the 300 block of Main Street. The building to the right of the pole is the Busy Corner Store-News Depot.
    • Montana Building.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Interior view of the Montana Building, located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1917.
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades;
    • Ross Mercantile float in parade. View of the buildings on Main Street (300 block, south side)
    • Montana Building.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Montana Building, located on the corner of Main and 3rd Avenue North. It was built in 1917.
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • View from the corner of 4th Avenue North looking towards the south side of the 300 block on Main Street.
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • View of the Fair shop and the Stafford Harness Shop on the north side of the 300 block on Main Street.
    • Lincoln School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 200 block of 7th Avenue south. Portrait of the 3rd grade taken in 1938. The school was built in 1912 and replaced in 1949.
    • Lincoln School.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located 200 block 7th Avenue south. It was built in 1912 and replaced with new school in 1949.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lewistown, Montana

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    • Main Street showing the Lehman House (800 block) and the courthouse (700 block).
    • Masonic Temple.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue north. Constucted in 1909. Housed the Fergus County Argus and the Chamber of Commerce. Later became the Golden Rule office supply.
    • 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 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...
    • Masonic Temple.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of Broadway and 4th Avenue north. Constructed in 1909. It housed the Cook-Reynolds Land Co, the Lewistown Coal and Gas Co and the Temple Cafe on the south side of the building.
    • 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;
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades Lewistown, Montana;
    • 2 cows pullilng a cart in the parade in front of the "The Fair" store on the north side of the 300 block on Main Street.
    • Methodist Church.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • This is the first Methodist Church located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. It was built in 1886 and replaced in 1904 with a stone structure. The parsonage, built in 1892, is seen next door. To the right of the parsonage is the...
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street.

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    • Parades;
    • Band marching in front of the buildings on the north side of the 300 block of Main Street.
    • 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
    • Cat Creek Oil.

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    • Oil;
    • McCarthy 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 extremely...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Court House, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Image shows the Fergus County Court House area and the Carnegie Library across the street on the corner of Main Street and 7th Ave. South.
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • Parade on Main Street

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    • Parades;
    • Float in front of the Safford Harness Shop on the north side of the 300 block of Main Street.
    • 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;
    • 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...
    • Albrecht Dodge garage.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on the corner of 1st Avenue and Janeaux Street.
    • 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;
    • 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 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...
    • Fergus County Poor Farm.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located on lower Spring Creek. Reed and Bowles Trading Post seen at right. The trading post was one of the first buildings in this area.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Seiden Drug.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located in the Allen and Robinson Building, 416 W. Main Street.
    • 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.
    • Seiden Drug.

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    • Lewistown, Montana;
    • Located in the Allen and Robinson Building, 416 W. Main Street.

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