At Cooke City, the scene is one of unusual activity for midwinter. Notwithstanding the deep snow, Black & Gassert are pushing forward their work and will operate the old smelter belonging to the Montana Smelter company, so successfully worked by Frank Esler, to whom the present bustle in the camp is attributable. The Republic Smelting company expect to commence operations on the 15th, and by next spring, the camp will be composed of over 500 working men. About twenty families are now in the camp.
Nels Soderholm photo of the Cosmopolitan Hotel and main street Cooke City - circa 1920
The Helena Independent, March 18, 1893
SIXTEEN DAYS’ RUN
Result of the First Clean-Up From a Cyanide Mill at Cooke
W.E. Nichols, superintendent and gener...
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The Livingston Enterprise, December 13, 1890
W. J. Vin[n]edge of Cooke came down from that camp Thursday evening and will remain in the city until afte...
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The Livingston Enterprise, March 28, 1885
Among the Hayne’s series of extra large landscape photographs is one of Cooke City with Republic mountain tow...