City of Choteau Montana Centennial 2013

Choteau, MT, was formed as a subdivision on August 29, 1883, incorporated as a town on July 17 1913, and as a city in 1918. It celebrated its Centennial on Aug. 24, 2013. An election to incorporate on July 10, 1894 failed to garner enough votes. Choteau Officials Table, here.

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1883
First house erected in Choteau

Original owned by Dorothy Armstrong

1886
Silverman and Cohen Store
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Framed photo at City Hall

Beaupre House before addition

Original owned by Ann Hammond

Advertisement for the Beaupre Hotel, a mainstay of Choteau for decades, now gone.
Old Courthouse, building rented from W. Hodgskiss. Built by Burgy.

Original owned by Dorothy Armstrong

1903
View looking north

Original owned by Dorothy Armstrong

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1906
View from New Courthouse

Framed photo at City Hall

1908
View looking east

Original owned by Dorothy Armstrong

1908
View looking east on 1st Street NW

Framed photo in City Hall

1910
View of Tourist Camping Park

Original owned by Nancy Thornton

Big Sam 14-horse team in front of Choteau House, View looking south
Another horse team
Ad for Choteau House
Great Northern

Railroad station

McDonald Block

Circa 1914

Original owned by Jim Sulgrove

Streets of Choteau

Circa 1913

Original owned by Jim Sulgrove

View from Courthouse looking north

Original owned by Dorothy Armstrong

View of Courthouse looking south

Circa 1910

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Choteau Mercantile

1913

Original owned by Ann Hammond

Beaupre Hotel Looking west toward schools

After 1917

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Main Avenue

Note stoplight, now replaced with 4-way stop.

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Glenloyd Hotel
Main Avenue Looking South
Another view of Main Avenue Looking South
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Aerial view of 500-year flood

Framed photo in City Hall
To learn about the flood see the DNRC website http://dnrc.mt.gov/wrd/water_op/floodplain/1964_flood/default.asp

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2006
Choteau Library and Roxy Theater Looking North

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