AERIAL FORSYTH PICTURES
- circa 1975
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These three pictures were taken around 1975 and
were given to me by Brian Rolston.
The photographer is unknown.
Forsyth was going through dramatic changes during this period due to the
coal boom in Colstrip.
The Roxy can be seen in
the middle left of this picture; diagonally across from it is the United
Building Center building, which was torn down to make way for
the new IGA store. (At the time of this picture, Jack's IGA was
located across the street from its current location.) The
complex of buildings to the right of the UBC was Tepee Motors,
which later became Heberle Ford and moved to the east end of
town. The Tepee Motors building was destroyed by fire in 2004.
Near the top of the
picture, you can see the old grade school which was torn down in
1984 or 1985.
The trees surrounding the Rosebud County
Courthouse were all removed in the late 1980s due to Dutch elm
disease. The museum was built in the vacant block east of the
courthouse several years after this picture was taken.
The 800 and 900 blocks of Main Street.
The Northern Pacific (now BNSF) depot is in the lower center.
Just to the right of the depot is the First State Bank building--before it had a
drive-up window, and when it still had parking in the back. The
bank has undergone two enlargements since it was built.