• Homesteaders, Lewistown, Montana

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    Group of people with household furniture and items on wagons.

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  • Homestead Shack

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    Tar paper covered homestead shack

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  • Barta family homestead near Danvers, Montana

    Barta Family

    The Barta brothers farmed in the Danvers area; several of their grandchildren still live in Central Montana.

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  • Building a Homestead.

    Barta Family

    Frank Barrta (standing) and others building his homestead.

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  • Judith Theater and Homestead Bookstore, Lewistown, Montana

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    Judith Theater and Homestead Bookstore at 219 W. Main.

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  • Housel Homestead, Castle Butte Road, Lewistown, Montana

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    Housel Homestead, Castle Butte Road, Lewistown, Montana

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  • Barta wedding

    Barta family

    May 14, 1912, was a special date for Frank Barta, Sr. and Mary Kostaris Barta’s three sons, Frank, Jr., Anton (Tony) and Joe. On that date, the three young men were wed to three young ladies in a trip…

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  • Barta ranch on Ross Fork Creek.

    Barta Family

    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).

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  • Mueller, Josephine

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    Josephine Cook Mueller married Oscar Mueller in 1915. Before her marriage she was homesteading south of the Snowy Mountains near the Post Office at Rothiemay, Montana

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  • Buntin, Charles

    William H. Culver, 1853-1937

    Charles Buntin was born Sep 10, 1877 in Benton, Illinois. He died Jan 9, 1958 in Lewistown. He received a degree from LaSalle University in Chicago. In February of 1904 he was commissioned as a teache…

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  • Eunson, Dale

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    Dale Eunson went to Fergus High School and graduated in 1921. He was a prolific writer whose career spanned seven decades of scripts for movies, television and the theater. One of his books “Up on the…

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  • Local pioneer recalls building post office here [Lewistown, Montana]

    Roberta Donovan

    Frank Ouellette helped cut the logs for the Reedsfort post office on the Frank Day homestead.

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  • Smith, Elias Lyle

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    Elias Stone (Lyle) Smith came to Fergus County with his father in 1883. They filed on land 10 miles southwest of Lewistown and homesteaded. He spent over 40 years in stock raising, developing a proper…

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  • Branson, Alexander

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    Alexander Branson was born in 1840 in Charleston, Virginia. 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…

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  • Jenni, John

    John Jenni came to Montana with his brother (Frederick) in 1881 and worked in Helena in a livery stable. In 1882 he joined his brother Frederick on Beaver Creek. He later filed for a homestead near Fr…

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  • Eicoff, Samuel

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    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 W…

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  • Branson, Alexander

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    Alexander Branson was born in 1840 in Charleston, Virginia. 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…

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  • Tullock, Firman

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    Firmin Tullock came to Montana in 1881. He was a partner of H.F. Dent. In 1882 he filed a homestead and raised sheep but lost 50% of his 6,000 sheep in the winter of 1886-1887. He left the livestock b…

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  • Southworth, Frank

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    Frank Southworth's family came to Fergus County in 1914 from Nebraska. They homesteaded 20 miles east of Roy, Mt. He traveled by train to go to Fergus High School in Lewistown, Montana.

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  • Daily, Clara

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    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dailey came to Montana in 1882 and lived near Bozeman until 1884 when they came to Fergus County. They came in a covered wagon. They homesteaded on the southeastern edge of Lewistow…

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