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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 (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.
    • 1911 (circa) Oregon "Peet" Creswell Family

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Cresswell family
    • Oregon "Peet" Cresswell was a drayman. He would meet steamboats at docks with his freight wagon and haul baggage and freight to Polson area destinations. Here he is shown with his family at the Cresswell home in Polson.
    • 1912 (circa) Polson Creamery

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Creameries
    • Farmers and ranchers brought their dairy products to the Polson Creamery for processing and marketing. The creamery was located partly on property that is now the First Citizens Bank parking lot in Polson.
    • 1912 (circa) The Cramer Brothers

    • 1912
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Sawmills; Cramer Brothers
    • From left are George Van Hellen (half-brother), Emmet J. Cramer (EJ), Wilsie M. Cramer (Bill), Sylvenus Cramer (Vene), Benjamin Cramer (Ben) and Chester Cramer (Chet). The Cramers were sawmill operators in the Polson area. This picture was taken...
    • 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.
    • 1915 (circa) Informal Jam Session

    • circa 1915
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Instrumental music; Bands
    • Informal instrumental music was provided by Herman Schnitzmeyer, left, Mr. Hogan, center, and Bill Skog, right, possibly in the Lake Hotel in Polson. Contents of the trio's jug is unknown.
    • 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.
    • 1916 (circa) Main Ditch, Valley View, near Polson, Montana

    • 1913
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Ditches; Irrigation
    • Manpower and animals bore a good share of ditch digging responsibilities in constructing the irrigation canal in the Valley View area near Polson.
    • 1918 (circa) Col. A. A. White, Villa Site Entrepreneur

    • 1918
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Rural development
    • Col. A. A. White, the man in the stern, bought many Flathead Lake villa sites and tried to sell them. Though he did sell quite a few, many were lost to federal and county governments for nonpayment of taxes. Quite the promoter, he conducted...
    • 1920 (circa) Polson Ukulele Ladies Band

    • 1920
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Ukulele music; Bands
    • The Polson Ukulele Ladies Band played for special occasions and for personal enjoyment.
    • 1961 (circa) Ice-breaking Work Boat

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Work boats; Icebreaking boats
    • This aerial view shows Frank Hodge's work boat, the "Hodge," breaking a trail through ice to prevent an ice jam from forming and damaging the wood piling bridge at Flathead Lake's outlet at Polson.
    • 1990 (circa) Nip and Tuck, Animal Celebrities

    • circa 1990
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Oxen
    • John and Dorla Scott of Charlo hitched up four of their six oxen for hay rides at the Western Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association's spring plowing bee near Polson. The teams were named Nip and Tuck l, ll, and lll. The animals made guest...

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