Two Dot, Montana Collection, 1900-1924  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Two Dot, Montana Collection
Dates
1900-1924
Quantity
.1 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 0442, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Two Dot collection consists of positive photocopies of the guest register of the Two Dot Hotel, 1901 to 1907 and the minute book of School District Fifteen from 1900 to 1924. The hotel register simply lists names, hometown, and dates of the various guests with occasional financial account information for selected individuals. The minutes record the regular and special sessions of the school board, giving the names of teachers, the call for bond elections, and other personnel and physical plant matters that came to their attention.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
spcoll@www.lib.montana.edu
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Two Dot is a small town in west-central Wheatland County, Montana. It was founded in 1900 when still located in Meagher County and was named for the peculiar cattle brand of George R. "Two Dot" Wilson. A station stop along the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, Two Dot had a population of 240 in 1912 and had a newspaper, several retail businesses, and the Two Dot Hotel, Brown and Holling, proprietors. School District Fifteen was established in the village in September 1900 and continued in operation under that designation at least until 1924, seven years after Wheatland County was established. For much of the town's history, two variant spellings of the town's name were in use, and the U. S. Postal Service officially changed its branch from "Twodot" to "Two Dot" in 1999.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Two Dot collection consists of positive photocopies of the guest register of the Two Dot Hotel, 1901 to 1907 and the minute book of School District Fifteen from 1900 to 1924. The hotel register simply lists names, hometown, and dates of the various guests with occasional financial account information for selected individuals. The minutes record the regular and special sessions of the school board, giving the names of teachers, the call for bond elections, and other personnel and physical plant matters that came to their attention.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Hotels -- Montana -- Twodot
  • School boards -- Montana -- Wheatland County
  • Schools -- Montana -- Wheatland County
  • Corporate Names :
  • Two Dot Hotel (Twodot, Mont.) -- Archives
  • Wheatland County School District 15 (Mont.). Board of Trustees -- Archives.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Twodot (Mont.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Business records -- Montana -- Twodot
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Two Dot Hotel (Twodot, Mont.)
    • Wheatland County School District 15 (Mont.). Board of Trustees.