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  • All fields: Schnitzmeyer
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    • 1911 (circa) Oregon "Peet" Creswell Family

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Cresswell family
    • Oregon "Peet" Cresswell was a drayman. He would meet steamboats at docks with his freight wagon and haul baggage and freight to Polson area destinations. Here he is shown with his family at the Cresswell home in Polson.
    • 1912 (circa) Polson Creamery

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Creameries
    • Farmers and ranchers brought their dairy products to the Polson Creamery for processing and marketing. The creamery was located partly on property that is now the First Citizens Bank parking lot in Polson.
    • 1912 Cobbler and Customers

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Cobblers; Shoe shops
    • A couple of customers patiently await the cobbler's repairs on shoes in his Polson shoe shop.
    • 1912 Polson Motor Stage

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Rural transportation
    • Ready for departure to points south from Polson is this group of auto stage riders. The driver is Tom Parsons. Passengers probably were a bit dustier by the time they arrived at their destinations between Polson and Ravalli.
    • 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 All Eyes Skyward!

    • 1913
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.) Lake steamers; Float planes
    • Terah T. Maroney soars above excursionists on the steamer "Klondike" on Flathead Lake during an historic exhibition float plane flight. It was billed weeks ahead as the first float plane flight from the northwest and drew many spectators.
    • 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.
    • 1915 (circa) Informal Jam Session

    • circa 1915
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Instrumental music; Bands
    • Informal instrumental music was provided by Herman Schnitzmeyer, left, Mr. Hogan, center, and Bill Skog, right, possibly in the Lake Hotel in Polson. Contents of the trio's jug is unknown.
    • 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...
    • 1916 Former Hotel Becomes Hospital

    • 1916
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Hospitals
    • Three nuns from the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph, encouraged to come to Polson by Father William O'Maley, arrived in Polson September 11, 1916, but couldn't find a place to stay. So they converted the East Side (Polson) Hotel into a...
    • 1916 Polson High School Orchestra

    • 1916
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); High school student activities; Orchestras and bands
    • The Polson High School orchestra must have practiced in the math room, judging by the work on the blackboard.
    • 1917 Homesteaders Picnic and Fish

    • 1917
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Pioneer picnics
    • Sunday picnics after church were popular in the Polson area. This group, still dressed in their church clothes, was enjoying the North Crow Creek area.
    • 1918 (circa) Col. A. A. White, Villa Site Entrepreneur

    • 1918
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Rural development
    • Col. A. A. White, the man in the stern, bought many Flathead Lake villa sites and tried to sell them. Though he did sell quite a few, many were lost to federal and county governments for nonpayment of taxes. Quite the promoter, he conducted...
    • 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.
    • 1919 The Alfalfa Club

    • 1919
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Alfalfa Club
    • The Alfalfa Club was comprised of homesteaders and their sons who were given advice on raising alfalfa. Quite a collectiion of hats men and boys wore in those days.
    • 1920 Flathead Lake Steamer "Montana"

    • 1920
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Lake steamers; Stern-wheelers
    • The lake steamer "Montana" approaches The Narrows on Flathead Lake en route from Somers to Polson. The "Montana" was a popular freight/passenger stern-wheeler that operated during the Homestead Era on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
    • 1920 Montana Bankers Association Convention

    • 1920
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Lake steamers
    • The big drawing card for the 1920 Montana Bankers Association convention was an excursion on the lake steamer "Klondike." Looks like the entire crowd boarded the boat on June 7th that year for an excursion around Flathead Lake.
    • 1921 Pend Oreille River Rapids

    • 1921
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Pend Oreille River; River rapids
    • These rapids are now covered by water backed up by Kerr Dam two to three miles downsteam from Polson. The river is now known as the Flathead River.
    • 1922 Independence Day Parade

    • 1922-07-04
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Fourth of July celebrations; Parades
    • The 1922 Fourth of July parade in Polson featured wagons, a stagecoach, and lots of horses, led by an Indian woman pulling a travois.
    • 1922 Indian Encampment

    • 1922
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Fourth of July celebrations; Camping grounds
    • A July 2-4 celebration in 1922 featured a huge parade, pow wow, ball game and more at Polson. The two large buildings in the center background are the flour mills. Both structures were destroyed by fire in 1929.
    • 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.
    • 1974 Early Flathead Lake/Flathead Valley Promotional Materials

    • 1974
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Museum exhibits
    • During the Homestead Era, promotional materials stirred interest in would-be farmers, ranchers, business owners, and tourists. Col. A. A. White purchased numerous villa sites and advertised them for re-sale. He arranged steamboat and auto tours...

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