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Home > Montana > Fortine vicinity > Swan J. Dahlberg Farmstead, U.S. Highway 93, Fortine, Lincoln County, MT



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Item Title


Location
U.S. Highway 93, Fortine vicinity, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-81
Building/structure dates: 1902 initial construction
Significance: The site is a farmstead located in northwest Montana and associated with a locally significant lumberman, railroad contractor and philanthropist--Swan J. Dahlberg. Dahlberg owned and operated several sawmills and provided railroad ties to and was a contractor for the Great Northern Railway as the company was constructing two spurlines through the Tobacco Plains between 1901 and 1904. He was integral to the early development of Tobacco Plains and Lincoln County during the first two decades of the twentieth century. He contributed to the construction of two essential transportation routes in the valley and was important to the growth of the timber industry in northwest Montana. Dahlberg lived in and ran his many business interests from this farmstead.

Subjects
Agriculture
Moving Of Structures
Farms


Related Names
Axline, Jon, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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