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Early-day Polson, Montana, located on the beautiful shores of Flathead Lake, boasted two weekly newspapers, The Flathead Courier and The Lake Shore Sentinel. Their small-town stories and articles, pictures, and ads for long-ago products and businesses give a clear glimpse into Polson/Lake County life during the early years of the twentieth century. Both newspapers show the vibrant history of this prospering Montana location. In 1911, The Lake Shore Sentinel consolidated with The Flathead Courier. World news continued to mingle with local editorial comments, homestead news, school happenings, births and deaths, and farm and ranch news, along with details like stage coach and ferry schedules.