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    • Barta ranch on Ross Fork Creek.

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    • Homesteads; Barta Family; Ross Fork Creek, Montana;
    • Frank Barta, Sr.'s home on Ross Fork Creek. It was built in 1911. People left to right: Tony Barta, Mildree Barta, Georgia Barta (on horse). Valeria Barta (standing).
    • Bennett, James

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    • Pioneers;
    • James Levy Bennett was born Dec 23, 1866 in Mecca, Ohio and died Oct 24, 1942. He settled on a ranch on East Fork. James was a freighter before the railroad came to town. He married Belle McCune in 1916.
    • 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...
    • Brewster, Horace

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    • Cowboys;
    • Horace Brewster managed the Coburn and Siebern cattle ranch on Flatwillow Creek, near Lewistown, Montana
    • Bunett, Perk

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    • Pioneers;
    • Perk Burnett was the brother of William C. Burnett. He was born west of Dallas, Texas on a ranch. He was born in 1852. In 1875 he and his brother William C. left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land...
    • Burke Raiload Construction.

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    • Railroads;
    • Daniel "Pickhandle" Burke in his tent. Burkes Construction camp near the cut in the ridge near the Theodore Lindsey ranch.
    • Burnett, William

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    • Pioneers;
    • William Burnett was born in Jan 10, 1855 at Wayne Co. Kentucky. His brother was Perk Burnett. In 1875 he and his brother left Texas to go with a trail herd going to Wyoming. They later on started purchasing land and cattle in Wyoming and sold out...
    • Chandler, Edward

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    • Pioneers;
    • Edward P. Chandler was born November 17, 1852 in Concord, New Hampshire. He came to Montana on a steamboat on the Missouri River and landed in Fort Benton in 1880. In 1882 he came to the Deer Creek ranch twenty miles north of Lewistown and in 1889...
    • Clark, Mary Dundom

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    • Pioneers;
    • Mary Dundom Clark was born in Three Forks, Montana Territory September 16, 1874. She grew up on a ranch near the South Moccasin Mountains. Mary Dundom married John Clark around 1895. They built a ranch near Moore, Montana and they had two children.
    • Colver, Charles P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • In 1879 Charles P. Colver left Wisconsin and came up the Missouri River to Montana. He settled in Prickley Valley near Helena and ran a freight line into Helena with three yoke of cattle and a wagon. In 1881 his brother Fred T. Colver joined him...
    • Frank Barta's ranch on Ross Fork Creek.

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    • Ross Fork Creek, Montana; Barta Family;
    • Frank Barta's ranch on Ross Fork Creek. It was built in 1911. Henry is on horse, Helen Kojetin, Joe Barta. In car: Frank and Mary in back, Mildred and Valeria in front; Uncle Valeria standing; Georgia on horse.
    • Hilger, David

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    • Pioneers;
    • David Hilger was born in Henderson, Minn. Jan. 1, 1858 David Hilger grew up at Helena, finished his education there, and became a cattle and sheep raiser in Lewis and Clark Country. He moved in 1881 to Dog Creek in the northern part of Fergus...
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana; Blacksmiths; H. W. Vagts;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Wells Fargo and Co.; Milwaukee Railroad;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • Hilger, Montana;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

    • 1911-11-02
    • Hilger, Montana;
    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hilger, Montana

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    • The town of Hilger is named for David Hilger, born in Henderson, Minn. in 1857. He came to Helena when he was 10 with his family in a covered wagon, receiving his education in Helena and working for James Fergus who lived on a ranch near Helena....
    • Hogeland, Abraham

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    • Pioneers;
    • Abraham Hogland was born Oct 10, 1855 in Southampton, PA. and died Aug 17, 1943. He came to Montana during the building of the U. P. Railroad in 1882. In 1883, he operated a ranch on Spring Creek and married Mary Walton of Pennsylvania. He was a...
    • Keeler, Annie Cox

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    • Pioneers;
    • Annie Cox Keeler was born March 30, 1897 in Penzance, England and died May 25, 1991. Her parents were Jabez Cox and Eliza Stephenson. She was married to John Treadway and later to Art Keeler. She was a lifelong homemaker and a ranch wife 1916-1933....
    • Kelly, Charles

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    • Pioneers;
    • Charles M. Kelly was born in 1867 near Indianapolis, Indiana. He came to Montana in 1880 to Fort Benton and to the Judith Basin in 1885. He worked on a ranch until 1889 and became Fergus County Clerk and Recorder for many years.
    • Lewistown Dairy Wagon, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy wagon. Beat John Kuhne was born on January 10, 1882, in Benken, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He immigrated to Montana in 1906 at the age of 24. He came to the Lewistown area at the urging of the former Joe King and worked as a hand for...
    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy; Dairies;
    • Lewistown dairy from a distance. Beat John Kuhne was born on January 10, 1882, in Benken, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He immigrated to Montana in 1906 at the age of 24. He came to the Lewistown area at the urging of the former Joe King and worked as a...
    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana

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    • Lewistown Dairy; Dairies;
    • Dairy wagons with Carl Kuhne and Alex Fah. Beat John Kuhne was born on January 10, 1882, in Benken, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He immigrated to Montana in 1906 at the age of 24. He came to the Lewistown area at the urging of the former Joe King and...
    • Lewistown Dairy.

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    • Lewistown Dairy, Lewistown, Montana; Dairies;
    • The dairy barn with cows. Beat John Kuhne was born on January 10, 1882, in Benken, St. Gallen, Switzerland. He immigrated to Montana in 1906 at the age of 24. He came to the Lewistown area at the urging of the former Joe King and worked as a hand...
    • Neill, William (Billy)

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    • Pioneers;
    • William T. Neill was born in Quebec, Canada and came to Lewis and Clark County in 1878 and to Fergus County, Montana in 1883. He settled on a ranch nine miles southeast of Garneill. He raised cattle and horses. In 1892 he married Garnette Courier...
    • Norman, W. G.

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    • Jewelry Shops;
    • W. G. Norman came to Montana in 1883 from North Carolina and then to Lewistown in 1884 to celebrate the 4th of and witnessed killing of Rattlesnake Jake. In 1887 opened first jewelry story in Lewistown. He did such well in business for the next few...
    • Pinkley, Jesse

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    • Pioneers;
    • Jesse Pinkley was born Nov 26, 1872 in Pilot Knot, Missouri . He married Eugenia Mae Cline of Lewistown. He had one girl who died in 1920. He worked as cattle foreman on David Hilger’s ranch on Dog Creek and later went to Lewistown. He was...
    • Rowley, Jack

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    • Pioneers;
    • John (Jack) Rowley was born Feb 18, 1858 while traveling in a covered freight wagon near Salt Lake City, Utah and died Aug 9, 1923. In 1889 he married Martha Josephine Skaggs. They had a ranch near Grass Range and later moved to 721 W. Main Street...
    • Scovel, Frank

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    • Pioneers;
    • Franklin Bristol Scovel was born Sep 6, 1857 in Kirksville, MO. and died Sep 27, 1923. He came to Montana in 1882 where he drove stagecoach between Oka and Ubet, Montana. Later he engaged in ranching operating what was then known as the Posey...
    • Shiell, Robert G.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Robert G. Shiell was born Feb 24, 1870 in Friar Dykes, Scotland and died Sept 14, 1929. He came with his parents from Scotland in 1887 and they took a stage to Ubet where his three brothers were living. They went into the cattle business 20 miles...
    • Slater, Lincoln P.

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    • Pioneers;
    • Lincoln P. Slater was born April 14, 1865 in Aurora, Illinois. He came to Montana in 1884 and worked on a horse ranch near White Sulphur Springs. He had various cattlemen jobs and in 1892 he got a job as foreman for James Fergus. In 1896 he took up...
    • Smith, Walter

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    • Pioneers;
    • Walter S. Smith was born in 1859 on a farm in Maine. In 1879 he went to Lead City in the Black Hills and joined his brother S.R. Smith in the furniture business. In 1882 he went to Yellowstone area then Billings, and did a freighting business to...
    • Stephens, Oscar

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    • Pioneers;
    • Oscar Stephens was born in Susquehanna County in Pa. He came to Montana in 1870 and located in Meagher County. At first he worked for wages on the range, and for a time found employment in the Diamond City mines. He started his home ranch in 1880...
    • Stuart, J. L. and family

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    • Pioneers;
    • J. L. Stuart had a ranch and raised cattle on the Moccasin Range (at the head of Dog Creek), Montana.
    • Sullivan, Maurice

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    • Pioneers;
    • Maurice Sullivan was born Dec 12, 1856 in Augusta, GA. He left home at 13 and traveled west. He came to the Montana territory in the 1870’s and he worked as a guide, freighter, cowboy and miner. By 1883 he was freighting between Junction City...
    • Tullock, Guy

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    • Pioneers;
    • Guy Tullock (Sherriff) born White Sulphur Springs, MT, April 29, 1890, and was six years of age when his parents removed to Fergus county, where he attended Lewistown public schools. After gaining practical experience on several ranches in this...
    • Utica, Montana

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    • Men working at Jack Waite's ranch. The town of Utica started in 1880 due to the discovery of gold in nearby Yogo Gulch and the establishment of a stage route from Fort Benton to Helena, which stopped there. Later Utica served as a stop on a Great...
    • Westvelt, Minnie Jackson

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    • Pioneers;
    • Minnie Jackson Westvelt was born in Mapleton, Iowa on July 15, 1897 and came to Bozeman Montana in 1879 by trail to Ogden, Utah and from there to Bozeman by wagon train. She moved to Lewistown with her father (William Dorman Jackson) after her...

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