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The Mystery of the Iron Creek Brickworks

The Mystery of the Iron Creek Brickworks By Amy Phillips The First National Bank and Weller Hotel are both built from local brick. The question is, how local is that brick? The First National Bank was built in 1901. Unfortunately, the newspapers from Meeteetse at that time period are not digitized or are completely missing. […]

Early History of the Meeteetse Blacksmith Shop 

Early History of the Meeteetse Blacksmith Shop  By Amy Phillips, Director of Education and Programs William McNally earns the distinction of owning the Meeteetse townsite before it was a town. McNally was born in New Jersey in 1853 to Irish immigrants. At age 22, in May of 1875 McNally enlisted with the U.S. Army 5th […]

1918 Pandemic in Meeteetse and Park County (Part I)

1918 Pandemic in Meeteetse and Park County: Part I Symptoms, Personal Protective Equipment, and Medicine By Alex Deselms, Director of Collections People have been combating disease by wearing masks and face coverings for centuries. Unfortunately, we don’t have a European doctor’s plague mask in the collection for comparison (these curved beak-like masks were only in […]

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