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Carnegie Big Timber Library

The Carnegie Public Library has served the residents of Big Timber and Sweet Grass County, Montana since 1914. It was built with funding from the Andrew Carnegie Corporation as part of Carnegie's philanthropic program to build libraries in communities across the United States.

The Library provides access to books, magazines, audios, videos, e-books, e-readers, online resources and public computer workstations. Various programs and volunteer opportunities are also available.

Big Timber Pioneer

This newspaper is available on Montana Newspapers

The town of Big Timber was settled in south central Montana when the Northern Pacific Railroad arrived in 1882. By 1892, Big Timber was one of the world’s largest exporters of wool, shipping out as much as 2 million pounds a year.The Big Timber Pioneer newspaper started in 1889 and is still in print today.This collection of newspapers begins with 1893 when Big Timber had a population of 500 and follows the community through its colorful history - including adventures with Indians, the arrival of Chinese and Norwegian immigrants, the big fire on Friday the 13 (March 1908), the decline of the wool industry, the rise of cattle and cowboys, and lots more. 

Sweet Grass County Yearbooks

Sweet Grass County High School yearbooks from 1950-2013.