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    • 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...
    • 1890 (circa) Early Trading Post at Polson

    • 1890
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Trading posts; Museums
    • This early-day trading post at what is now Polson, Montana, has been moved to the Polson-Flathead Historical Museum where it has been set up as an example of what the area's early trading posts looked like.
    • 1910 Flathead Lake Steamboat Freight and Passenger Station

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Steamboats; Docks
    • The Flathead Lake steamer "Montana" carried freight and passengers to Somers, Dayton, and Rollins during the Homestead Era. This photo shows the steamer's dock area at Polson.
    • 1910 Full Service Ticket Office

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Steamboats; Docks
    • The Flathead Transportation Company's office was a busy place during the steamboat era on Flathead Lake. This waterfront office handled ticket sales, checked baggage, and provided express service for travelers at the Polson dock area.
    • 1910 Pre-dinner Washup Time

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading; Lula Mae Mansur
    • A typical homestead pre-dinner washup area is shown here. The water pitcher and wash basin were located just outside the kitchen door on the Lula Mae Mansur homestead near Polson, Montana.
    • 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) The Cramer Brothers

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Sawmills; Cramer Brothers
    • From left are George Van Hellen (half-brother), Emmet J. Cramer (EJ), Wilsie M. Cramer (Bill), Sylvenus Cramer (Vene), Benjamin Cramer (Ben) and Chester Cramer (Chet). The Cramers were sawmill operators in the Polson area. This picture was taken...
    • 1913 Irvine Flats School Social Gathering

    • 1913
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Country schools
    • The Irvine Flats area had a lot of people in the early Homestead Era. This picture shows a social gathering at the school. The teacher there was Winifred Henderson.
    • 1914 It Must be Sunday

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading
    • No work today. These family members were decked out in their Sunday clothes as they posed for Dad to take their photo in the Mountain View area south of Polson.
    • 1916 (circa) Main Ditch, Valley View, near Polson, Montana

    • 1913
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Ditches; Irrigation
    • Manpower and animals bore a good share of ditch digging responsibilities in constructing the irrigation canal in the Valley View area near Polson.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 1960 Montana Gridlock

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Sheep herding
    • Vehicle traffic on Highway 93 and Second Street East in Polson slowed to a crawl as this sheepherder led the woolies to a new grazing area.
    • 1961 Sundown Along the Trail

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Cattle ranching; Cattle drives; Cowboys
    • June 1961 marked the forty-third year that owners of the Melton Ranch near Sloan's Bridge, west of Ronan, trail-drove their cattle for three days to summer grazing near Lake Mary Ronan. Camp was set up at Buffalo Bridge after a thunderstorm had...
    • 1961 What Railroad is This?

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Railroad cars; Spelling errors
    • Someone got his hands crossed while putting up the lettering panels on this chip car at the old Cascades Plywood Company in Polson. The railroad, the plywood plant and three major lumber mills are now things of the past in the Polson area.
    • 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...
    • 1980 Mount St. Helens Dust

    • 1980-05-19
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); St Helens, Mount (Wash.); Volcanic ash
    • On May 18, 1980, at 8:00 a.m., Mount St. Helens in Washington erupted. By the next morning Polson and area were cloaked in ash. This picture shows the tour boat "Retta Mary" at the Polson city docks.

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