Montana--(Lake County); 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, according to the August 28, 1947 Flathead Courier. Woods Bay is named for John Wood. On her own place, Mrs. Estey planted cherry, walnut, and hazelnut trees. Commercial development of orchards started in the late 1920s and early 1930s.
North Lake County Public Library, Polson, Montana
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