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

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    • 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...
    • 1908 Roundup of the Pablo-Allard Buffalo Herd

    • 1908
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); American bison farming; Michel Pablo
    • Michel Pablo looks over some of his bison, which were rounded up, sold, and shipped to the Canadian government between 1907 and 1912. Pablo and Charles Allard purchased ten bison. By 1907, the herd numbered over 700. Allard died in 1896 and the...
    • 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.
    • 1910 Mattie Cowman, Flathead Courier Founder

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Newspapers; Flathead Courier; Mattie Cowman
    • The founder of the Flathead Courier in 1910 was Mattie Cowman, and her son, Claude, was editor. The Courier was actually the second weekly in Polson. The first was the Lake Shore Sentinel.
    • 1910 Post Office in Ravalli, Montana

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Post office stations and branches; Mail service
    • Is the U.S. mail coming or going -- or both? Mail time seemed to draw a crowd.
    • 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.
    • 1911 Ice Jam on Flathead Lake

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.
    • The ice really piled up near the Flathead River's outlet on Flathead Lake in 1911.
    • 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."
    • 1913 - 1919 (circa) Logging Tug, The Kootenai

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    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Logging; Work boats; Tugboats
    • The logging tug Kootenai was among those serving on Flathead Lake in the 19-teens, pulling rafts of logs over the lake to mills.
    • 1918 Polson High School Girls' Basketball Team

    • 1918
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); High school sports; Girls' basketball
    • Here are members of the 1918 girls' basketball team at Polson High School. From left are Harriet Brown, Alpha Sallie, Hortence Stoughton, Opal Collins, and Vera Gibbs.
    • 1922 Fresh Air Taxi

    • 1922
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Fourth of July celebrations; Taxicabs
    • Fourth of July parades in Polson have attracted many unusual automotive entries over the years.
    • 1960 Mount McDonald - The "Sheep's Head"

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness (Mont.); Mountain peaks; Irrigation canals and flumes--Montana
    • Backcountry lanes are fun to follow - if you don't meet an oncoming car. Looming over the irrigation canal road is the tallest mountain in the Mission Range - the "Sheep's Head," poking its nose into centuries-old glacial snow.
    • 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,...
    • 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 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...
    • 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.
    • 1962 Icebreaker on Polson Bay

    • 1962
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Icebreaking boats; Work boats
    • Cold winter caused Polson Bay to freeze over, and the work boat, SS Hodge, made the initial pass to Polson from the Narrows in the spring.
    • 1969 The Pony Palace

    • 1969
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Rodeos; Arenas; Walt Vermedahl
    • Walt Vermedahl poses by the ill-fated Pony Palace during preparations for its grand opening October 18 - 25, 1969. Planned for the opening were rodeos, o-mok-sees, horse shows, a dog show, archery contest, hobby and produce sale, equipment...
    • 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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