The intersection of Highway 41 and 287 in Twin Bridges, Montana. The sign on the Hardware store has not changed in over sixty years, according to an old Thomas B. Brook photos. See what Main Street in Twin Bridges looked like in the early twentieth century. Visit the photo collection of Twin Bridges native, Thomas B. Brook (1890-1966).
A sunset view of the landmark “Old Hotel.” The stone building was built in 1879 by the founders of Twin Bridges, the Lott brothers. Judge M.H. Lott and his brother John T. Lott settled in the Rubey Valley in 1864. Judge M.H. Lott later became the first mayor of Twin Bridges in 1902.
The High School in Twin Bridges, Montana. Take a minute to view the Twin Bridges school pictures from the Thomas B. Brook Photograph Collection. You will see class pictures from 1905 and 1913. According to the photo collection, this is the third generation of Twin Bridges Schools. There is a 1880 photograph of the first two-story brick school house. Followed by a large two-story brick school house that can be seen in photos from the 1950’s.
The Twin Bridges, Montana High School football field and track. Does anyone know the origin of the name, “Carroll Field?” Was the field named after Matthew Carroll? Carroll was the owner of one of the largest freight haulers in territorial Montana. Freight was hauled by wagons from Fort Benton to Helena, Montana then on to the Montana Gold Fields on the “Carroll Trail” (1875).
When we first walked into the Madison County Fairgrounds near Twin Bridges, Montana. There was something unique about this fairgrounds that was unlike any other Montana fairgrounds. In Montana, you can visit Montana courthouses and public buildings, built by the W.P.A., that still play a vital role in the community. Here is a list of W.P.A. projects in your Montana town.
The Bill White Bike Camp in Twin Bridges, Montana. On 7/11, a bicyclist wrote: “Greart place and wonderful nights sleep. Thanks Twin Bridges people! We loved it! Best cycling facilities we’ve ever seen!”