Norwegian-born immigrant John Gibson arrived in the Clarks Fork Valley at the turn of the twentieth century and soon opened brickyards in Fromberg and nearby Belfry. Gibson became one of the area’s most prominent contractors, constructing Fromberg’s…

Fromberg prospered in the first decades of the twentieth century as an important agricultural shipping and trade center. The town’s status precipitated construction of several impressive houses for prominent members of the emerging business and…