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Catalog Number 2006.044.0002
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description "Photograph of Adridge about 1900. Notes in dating a picture of Aldridge. The big Company Store has been built and the addition put on (1900); the schoolhouse is unpainted (before 1902); the Catholic Church stands atop the knoll (before 1902). " - Ald. p. 2


"This was Aldridge, Montana (the coal mining camp where the only level place in town was the lake) about 1900. Agnes Somerville's boarding house (called the Union Hotel) was farthest left of those in the lower part of town. The big hall across the street was the Union Hall (upstairs) and housed Doby Somerville's Place downstairs. The little cabin in which Calamity Jane stayed during her summer and early fall sojourns in Aldridge was the white-roofed house below the Union Hall, which was torn down when a new Union Hall was built off Montana Coal and Coke Co.'s land in 1902. " - Cal. p.43
Date 3/9/1962
Photographer Bill Whithorn
Title Aldridge (1900)
Collection Whithorn Collection