A portion of the town of Monarch as it would have been seen from the Tongue River. The detail is from a diorama by Sheridan resident/historian/artist Tom Warnke, assisted by Alice M. Warnke, former Sheridan County Curator Dana H. Prater, William Tulley, Harold Huber and Helen M. Laumann. (Photo by Pat Blair)
In 1908, around one thousand people lived in the Sheridan County town of Monarch. Four hundred and fifty men worked in the nearby Monarch Mine, collecting a total payroll of $30,000 every month. That was in 1908.