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Photo of wagons lead by horses outside of Point of Rock

Hotel and Stage Station, Beaverhead County, 1895

 

Long log building that is the stage station with 2 freight wagons and

horses and a large rock promontory in the background.  Drivers

and workers at the stop are identified as John Mailey, Ching Lee, August Mailey (a young boy), John Mailey Sr., Ben Pidgeon, Ed Mailey and Barnett.

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1895.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library,

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

"Looking East from Clive Park, Tobacco Root Range in the

Background, Beaverhead County, 1952"

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1952.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

Abandoned Cabin at Moose Town on Moose Creek,

Beaverhead County, 1952

 

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1952.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

 

Bee Hive shaped charcoal ovens, Canyon Creek,

Beaverhead County, 1952

 

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1952.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Abandoned Ghost Town, Bannack, Montana,

1952

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1952.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Top View of the Town of Bannack, 1891.

Copy of a photograph by Thomas B Brook,

original by Cora Tash

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1891

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Bannack Gold Mill Building Complex, 1890

 

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, ca 1890.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Tourists gathered outside the first jail in Montana, built in 1862.

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, between 1870-1960.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

 

Tourists stand on Upper Porch of Hotel Meade,

Bannack, 1870-1960

 

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, between 1870-1960.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

Second Electric Gold Dredge in the World 1895, Bannack, MT

Two women in a rowboat along side a large dredging machine. 

Three more women and four men visible on the dredge itself. 

Caption "the first gold dredge in the US, 1895.  It was the second gold dredge in the world.  Christened the Fielding Al Graves in 1895, Bannack, MT.  Mrs H J Reiling, wife of Herman Reiling, president of the gold dredging company.

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, 1895.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

H F Jackson's Store, Bannack, MT, July 10, 1892.

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, 1892.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

 

Ox team, 1892.

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, 1892.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Group of men on Front Porch of the Bannack Hotel, 1890

 

Some of the people: Mrs Ed. Smith Ball; Mrs Cora Jackson, Hotel Manager; Ed Smith Ball, one of the Vigilante's Dept Sheriffs;

Ray Tash.

 

Photo taken by Thomas Brown Brook, 1890.

Courtesy of Montana State University Library

Thomas Brown Brook Photographs Collection

 

Skinners Saloon, Bannack MT

Originally built on Yankee Flats, it was moved to Bannack in 1863.  It was owned by Cyrus Skinner (born in Ohio), a known outlaw and possible member of the Innocents Gang.  Cyrus also used the aliases of Cyrus Williamson when in Texas with his brother George.  Cyrus was sent to San Quentin in Aug 1851 on the charges of Burglary and grand larceny in California.  He was released, continuing to live a life of crime eventually made his way to Idaho and moved on to Montana.  With his profits from this saloon he started to invest in mining claims.  He married Nellie ---.  Skinner reportedly became nervous when Henry Plummer came to town and he and Nellie sold his business and moved to Hellgate in Missoula Montana where they opened another saloon.  The vigilantes found him and he was hanged by them on 24 Jan 1864.

 

 

Mary Jane Wadams.  She and her husband Wilson Wadams and family came to

Bannack in the 1860s.  She was the first white woman to settle there. 

Hotel and Post Office, Armstead

From a 1909 postcard, the residence of Montana's first

 Governor in 1863, Bannack MT when Bannack

was the Capital.

 

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