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You've searched: Polson Area Historical Photographs - The Paul Fugleberg Collection

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    • 1909 Allard Stage Line Coach

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Rural transportation; Stagecoaches
    • Driver Joe Allard stops his stagecoach run near Polson for the photograper. The Allard Stage ran between Ravalli and Polson the first few years of the Homestead Era.
    • 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.
    • 1911 "The Speed Boat of Them All"

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline launch "City of Polson" was popular with folks in a hurry. As the steamboat era neared its end, the "City of Polson" was stripped of excessive weight and sailed, pushed and pulled up McDonald Creek to Lake McDonald in Glacier National...
    • 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.
    • 1911 Teaming the Bull West

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Draft animals; Bulls; Carts and wagons; Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading
    • Wagons were pulled by various animals during the Homestead Era in Polson, Montana. Al Thiri labeled this photo "Teaming the Bull West."
    • 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.
    • 1914 Threshing Preparations

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading; Threshing
    • Threshing operations during the Homestead Era involved the entire family plus horses, machinery, hired hands and neighbors.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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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