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    • 1910 (circa) Early-day Indian Encampment Near Polson

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    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Camping grounds
    • A 1910 Indian encampment at Polson's first bridge shows the city across the river.
    • 1865 (circa) David Polson

    • 1865
    • Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Ranching; David Polson
    • Polson's namesake was pioneer rancher David Polson, born in 1834 in New Haven, Connecticut. The exact date he and his wife, Mary Kane, arrived in the Polson area is unknown. Rancher Billy Irvine felt it was 1865. David Polson was said to have had...
    • 1909 Polson, Montana, Stagecoach Station

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Transportation; Stagecoaches; Stagecoach stations
    • The Allard Stagecoach carried passengers from the Northern Pacific Railroad stop at Ravalli, Montana, to Polson on Flathead Lake, where they could connect with steamboats coming from Somers at the north end of the lake. Here the stagecoach stops at...
    • 1909 Polson's Main Street

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.)
    • When the Flathead Indian Reservation was open to homesteading in 1910, the townsite of Polson already had been platted and a number of commercial buildings were built.
    • 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...
    • 1911 Marketing Grain with Gas Power

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Wheat trade; Lake steamers
    • A gas-powered tractor pulls a train of grain wagons up Polson's Main Street, heading to the waterfront freight docks on Flathead Lake. There the wheat would be shipped by lake steamer to Somers to be loaded onto freight cars on the Great Northern...
    • 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...
    • 1915 Herman Schnitzmeyer, Homesteader-Photographer

    • 1915
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Wild Horse Island (Mont.); Photographers; Herman Schnitzmeyer
    • Polson's famous Homestead Era photographer made this self-portrait near the end of a winter on his Wild Horse Island homestead. He told friends he almost starved to death. He later proved up on the homestead, then moved to Polson to start his...
    • 1959 Polson's Golden Jubilee

    • 1959
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Stagecoaches; Joe Allard
    • Joe Allard posed in the driver's seat of his old stagecoach in 1959 to publicize Polson, Montana's, coming Golden Jubilee celebration. Joe was in his 90s at the time this picture was taken on Main Street.
    • 1960 Polson Golden Jubilee Boat Parade

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • Polson's Golden Jubilee celebration in 1960 featured a parade of boats led by Stan Koss's cruise boat, the "MS Flathead." The cruise boat once cruised St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park. Koss purchased the craft in the 1950's, reconfigured...
    • 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 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.
    • 1971 Plywood Manufacturing Plant

    • 1971
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Plywood
    • 1971 aerial view showing Polson's major manufacturing area (outlined in black). That was the site of Montana's first plywood company. Formed in 1954 as Polson Plywood Co., a series of changes began in 1959 as the plant was purchased by Cascades...

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