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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Poor Russian Jewish immigrants established the Atwood Colony in 1896 when B'nai B'rith and investment companies encouraged 75 adults and six children to settle in Atwood by offering farm land, seed, water rights, houses, implements, and cattle. The barren colony, lacking promised assistance, was near starvation and failed. By 1899, only a few Jewish families remained.
Dates: between 1975-2014
File — Box B368.01.0002: Series B368.01 [U186023244542]
Overview Nathan Butler (1849-1935) and his wife Rosa Greenblatt Butler (1859-1936) immigrated with their children Louis and Fanny to the United States from Russia in 1893. They initially settled in Lewiston, Montana, but moved to the mining town of Kendall, Montana, in 1899. During this period, the Butlers had three more children, Dora, Julia, and Lena ("Lee"). Butler opened a successful dry goods store in Kendall in 1901. When the Kendall mines were closed in 1909, the family left to start a homestead...
Overview Yiddish-speaking homesteaders from Eastern Europe settled in this remote prairie town in response to free land and a dream of life on the farm. Thirty-one families eventually formed a tight-knit community and organized the Chugwater Yiddishe School, a one-room schoolhouse. Most Jews eventually left, but a few families stayed until the 1930s.
Overview Clara Sky and Arnold Sky standing in front of the home on their ranch in Chugwater, Wyoming. Arnold holds a bucket to feed a calf as Clara and their dog Shep look on in the background.
Dates: circa 1918
Overview Julius Basinski authorted 22 pages of reminisences about his life as a merchant in the Montana mining fields. Born in 1844 in Germany, Basinski emigrated in 1866 and dealt in cigars, candy, butter, eggs, calico, and other provisions in various Montana communities, iincluding Helena, Bozeman, and Miles City in the Yellowstone Valley. He sold goods to the U.S. Army, was one of the first book dealers in Miles City, raised sheep, had a banking career, and was noted for his honesty. He later...
Overview Meryl Alberta Eads Stewart, born in Illinois, reminisces on her family's move to Colorado because of Meryl's asthma. Reflects on her first memories, particularly in Bennett and Littleton Colorado, of life on the prairie and of ranch life. Recalls selling vegetables to soldiers at Fort Logan and the Cherry Logan trolley. Stewart recalls moving to Denver, her father's grocery store, the snow storm in 1913, the streetcars in the city, the celebrations at the end of World War I, the reenactment of...
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined
Overview Micky Miller wrote his memoir, which consists of 131 pages of stories and information about the Miller and Rosenbaum families, in 2015. Micky Miller tells about the Miller family and ranching; his wife Louann and her parents Charles and Louise Rosenbaum; college at the University of Denver; his interest in politics and his service on finance committees for national and Colorado candidates; and extended family. He also discusses his legal and real estate careers, including representing the...