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    • 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...
    • 1909 Polson's Main Street

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.)
    • When the Flathead Indian Reservation was open to homesteading in 1910, the townsite of Polson already had been platted and a number of commercial buildings were built.
    • 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 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...
    • 1915 (circa) Winter Ice Skating on Flathead Lake

    • 1915
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Ice skating
    • Ice skating was a popular winter activity on Flathead Lake when the weather was cold enough for the bays to freeze over.
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...

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