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    • 1909 Before the Bridge

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Ferries
    • In 1909, the year before the first bridge was constructed across the Flathead River at the lake's outlet, the Polson Steam Ferry provided travelers a means to cross the river -- weather permitting.
    • 1910 Load of Grain

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Grain--transportation
    • Patrons of the Grand View Hotel in Polson, Montana, had a good view of wagon traffic going to and from the nearby city docks.
    • 1910 Post Office in Ravalli, Montana

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Post office stations and branches; Mail service
    • Is the U.S. mail coming or going -- or both? Mail time seemed to draw a crowd.
    • 1910 The Mansur Brothers

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Settlers; Mansur brothers
    • The Mansur Brothers - from left, Guy, Charlie and Henry - came to Polson from Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1910. Charlie became Polson's first elected mayor. Guy served in the state legislature, and Henry returned to Missouri. Their sister, Lula...
    • 1912 State's Longest  Bridge

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Bridges--Montana
    • Polson's infamous wooden bridge with a "Y" approach at the city end was the state's longest bridge when it was built in 1910. It served until being replaced in 1928. The "Y" approach was the result of a squabble between merchants on the two...
    • 1913 - 1919 (circa) Logging Tug, The Kootenai

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    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Logging; Work boats; Tugboats
    • The logging tug Kootenai was among those serving on Flathead Lake in the 19-teens, pulling rafts of logs over the lake to mills.
    • 1914 Polson Cowboy Band in Missoula

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Cowboys--songs and music; Bands
    • Proudly proclaiming that "Polson Does Things," the Polson Cowboy Band marched in the 1914 Missoula Stampede. Older members of the group, before after-hours celebrating, made sure minor age musicians avoided trouble. They took the boys' pants and...
    • 1914 Polson Cowboy Band in Missoula

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Cowboys--songs and music; Bands
    • The Polson Cowboy Band members promoted Polson as the city that "does things" as they participated in parades and celebrations in various Montana communities. Here the band is shown in Missoula, Montana, during the 1914 Missoula Stampede.
    • 1916 Shipment of New Model T Fords

    • 1916
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Ford Model T automobile
    • At Silver's garage in Polson, these new 1916 Model T Fords are almost ready to hit the road. They're waiting for fenders to be attached. Most of the other accessories have been added -- windshields, lights, wheels, etc.
    • 1918 Playing Soldier in World War l

    • 1918
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Children--clothing
    • This young Polson resident liked to play soldier in his outfit, fortunately a long way from the trenches of World War l.
    • 1922 Kootenai Chief Koostahtah -- Envisioning the Future?

    • 1922
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Chief Koostahtah
    • Kootenai Chief Koostahtah posed for many Schnitzmeyer photos, including this one at the head of the "Royal Gorge" of the Flathead River, now covered by the backwaters of Kerr Dam.
    • 1960 Mount McDonald - The "Sheep's Head"

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness (Mont.); Mountain peaks; Irrigation canals and flumes--Montana
    • Backcountry lanes are fun to follow - if you don't meet an oncoming car. Looming over the irrigation canal road is the tallest mountain in the Mission Range - the "Sheep's Head," poking its nose into centuries-old glacial snow.
    • 1962 North Coast Limited Derailment

    • 1962
    • Missoula County (Mont.); Railroad trains -- Accidents; Derailments
    • Derailment of the Northern Pacific Railroad's North Coast Limited was one of the top stories in Polson's Flathead Courier in June 1962. The passenger train was descending Evaro Hill near Missoula when possible brake failure caused it to approach a...
    • 1965 Kerr Dam -- Higher than Niagara Falls

    • 1965
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Kerr Dam (Mont.)
    • Kerr Dam's gates are open to allow the maximum volume of runoff for mountain and valley snowpack each spring. The dam is on the Flathead River near Polson.
    • 1965 Polson's Third Bridge

    • 1965
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Bridges--Montana
    • Polson's second wood bridge was replaced with this modern structure in 1965. Soon after construction, lights were installed. It was renamed the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in 2007.
    • 1969 Flathead Lake Showboat

    • 1969
    • Montana -- (Lake County); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Showboats; Barges
    • During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Polson-area citizens staged an old-fashioned showboat program aboard the SS Hodge construction boat. There were singers, dancers, a Dixieland band, various instrumental soloists and small groups, and...
    • 1969 The Pony Palace

    • 1969
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Rodeos; Arenas; Walt Vermedahl
    • Walt Vermedahl poses by the ill-fated Pony Palace during preparations for its grand opening October 18 - 25, 1969. Planned for the opening were rodeos, o-mok-sees, horse shows, a dog show, archery contest, hobby and produce sale, equipment...
    • 1990 (circa) Nip and Tuck, Animal Celebrities

    • circa 1990
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Oxen
    • John and Dorla Scott of Charlo hitched up four of their six oxen for hay rides at the Western Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association's spring plowing bee near Polson. The teams were named Nip and Tuck l, ll, and lll. The animals made guest...

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