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

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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 "Eva B" Gasoline Launch

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline-powered "Eva B" was one of the smaller, yet faster passenger boats on Flathead Lake. The "Eva B." took part in Flathead Lake's first air/sea (lake) rescue. Pilot Terah T. Maroney and crew were stuck on Little Bull Island by high...
    • 1910 Ice Harvesting

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Ice
    • In the days before modern refrigeration methods, ice was harvested from Polson Bay by cutting chunks and then taking it by horse-drawn sleighs to sites where it would be stored under layers of sawdust.
    • 1910 Security State Bank, Polson, Montana

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Banking
    • J.A. Johnson and H.S. Hanson started the Security State Bank in Polson in 1910. It was actually the third bank in the young city. Johnson and Hanson operated the bank until 1953 when J. Hilbert (Hib) Hanson purchased J.A. Johnson's stock...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 "City of Dixon," Ill-fated River Boat

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Boats and boating; River boats
    • Originally announced it would be launched in 1912, the riverboat "City of Dixon" encountered numerous delays before the maiden voyage was made in June 1914. The boat made only a few trips between Dixon and Sloan's Ferry on the Flathead River,...
    • 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 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...
    • 1959 or 1960 Northern Pacific Transport Co. Bus Service

    • 1959
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Buses; Bus stations
    • When Northern Pacific suspended rail passenger service, it was replaced by bus service. Here driver Earl Cleveland stands by the bus on its final run between Missoula and Polson.
    • 1960 Buffalo Rapids Bridge

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Bridges
    • Buffalo Rapids Bridge connected Valley View on the east side of the Flathead River to Irvine Flats on the west side. The old wooden structure served for many years. It was replaced with a modern-design bridge in the 1970s.
    • 1960 Polson Golden Jubilee Boat Parade

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • Polson's Golden Jubilee celebration in 1960 featured a parade of boats led by Stan Koss's cruise boat, the "MS Flathead." The cruise boat once cruised St. Mary's Lake in Glacier National Park. Koss purchased the craft in the 1950's, reconfigured...
    • 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...
    • 1962 North Coast Limited Derailment

    • 1962
    • Missoula County (Mont.); Railroad trains -- Accidents; Derailments
    • Derailment of the Northern Pacific Railroad's North Coast Limited was one of the top stories in Polson's Flathead Courier in June 1962. The passenger train was descending Evaro Hill near Missoula when possible brake failure caused it to approach a...
    • 1965 Polson's Third Bridge

    • 1965
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Bridges--Montana
    • Polson's second wood bridge was replaced with this modern structure in 1965. Soon after construction, lights were installed. It was renamed the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in 2007.
    • 1998 How It Used To Be Done

    • 1998
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Threshing machines; Threshing
    • Old-time threshing operations were noisy, dusty and labor intensive. In this demonstration, Pete Dupuis shows how it used to be done.

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