Klaus and Waters free drink token
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Posted by Mrs. M (+712) 9 years ago
We just found an old brass Brunswick Pool token with free drink at Klaus and Waters in an old home I own. Amorette, were they a local establishment? I have ascertained that the token was made between 1874 and 1884 as those were the years of J.M. Brunswick and Balke Co.
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 9 years ago
Leeson's History of Montana has it listed as a business in Glendive 1884-85. They opened & operated the Merrill House hotel to serve Northern Pacific RR travelers in 1882 until it burned down in 1885.
E C Waters was later involved in hotels and tourism in Billings and in Yellowstone Park and at least one cattle venture. Anton Klaus dropped out of partnership in 1885.

[This message has been edited by Cindy Stalcup (8/4/2012)]
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Posted by Mrs. M (+712) 9 years ago
Thank you so much!
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Posted by Cindy Stalcup (+587) 9 years ago
You are welcome. I wonder if Merrill Avenue is so named because of that hotel.
There is a website about montana trade tokens but it did not have that one pictured. The owner has written a book and may be able to tell you something about your token.
http://montanatokens.com
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