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    • 1912 The Popular Steamer Klondike

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating; Steamboats; Lake steamers
    • During the Homestead Era, the popular lake steamboat "Klondike" provided the connecting link between Polson and the railroad at Somers. It was also chartered for special occasions. It could carry 425 passengers and over 100 tons of freight. ...
    • 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.
    • 1911 Horse-drawn Harvesting

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Harvesting
    • Horse-drawn harvesting was par for the course during the early Homestead Era near Polson.
    • 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 Southbound Stage

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Stagecoaches; Stagecoach lines
    • An early stagecoach leaves Polson for Ronan, Mission (St. Ignatius), and Ravalli.
    • 1996 Mission Valley and Historic Sign

    • 1996
    • Lake County (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Mission Valley (Lake County (Mont.); Signs and signboards
    • This Highway Department historic marker on Post Creek Hill gives a brief description of early days in the development of the Flathead Indian Reservation.
    • 1961 Fire Destroys the "MS Flathead" Tour Boat

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The former Glacier National Park tour boat "St. Mary" was brought to Polson in the early 1950s, redesigned and named the "MS Flathead," and used for tourist cruises until burning in 1961, the day before tourist season opened. It was a sad day when...
    • 1961 Flathead Lake Cherry Orchard

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Fruit orchards; Sweet cherry; Blossoms
    • A big summer attraction on Flathead Lake's east shore is the annual sweet cherry crop. The first cherry orchard dates back to 1893, when Mrs. John Wood and her sister, Mrs. Margaret Estey, set out the first cherry trees on the Wood property,...
    • 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...
    • 1961 Treasure State Publishing Building

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Publishing; Newspaper publishing
    • Treasure State Industries, a holding company with several diversified businesses in Montana, had this building constructed in 1959 to house the printing plant, office supply store, and office of the Flathead Courier in Polson. In 1961, the...
    • 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...
    • 1886 Henry and Mattie Bartlett, Early Settlers

    • 1886
    • Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Settlers; Henry Bartlett; Mattie Bartlett
    • Henry and Mattie Bartlett and their 20-month-old son Charles arrived at Lambert's Landing (later Polson) in February. They were en route to visit Henry's brother, Jim, at the north end of Flathead Lake. However, the lake was still frozen over and...

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