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    • 1971 Plywood Manufacturing Plant

    • 1971
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Plywood
    • 1971 aerial view showing Polson's major manufacturing area (outlined in black). That was the site of Montana's first plywood company. Formed in 1954 as Polson Plywood Co., a series of changes began in 1959 as the plant was purchased by Cascades...
    • 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,...
    • 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.
    • 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. ...
    • 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.
    • 1910 The Mansur Brothers

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Settlers; Mansur brothers
    • The Mansur Brothers - from left, Guy, Charlie and Henry - came to Polson from Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1910. Charlie became Polson's first elected mayor. Guy served in the state legislature, and Henry returned to Missouri. Their sister, Lula...
    • 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...
    • 1910 One of the First Cars to Visit Polson

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Ferries; Automobiles
    • One of the earliest automobiles to visit Polson uses a raft ferry to cross the Flathead River before the bridge was built.
    • 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 First Bridge at Polson

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Bridges
    • The divided approach to the main bridge at Polson was the result of a controversy between merchants who wanted a single approach from their street. After several days of haggling, a divided approach was agreed upon.
    • 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 (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.
    • 1909 First Combine of the Flathead Reservation

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Combine harvesters; Connerley brothers
    • The Connerley Brothers brought the first combine to the Flathead Reservation for the 1909 harvest, according to the notes on the back of this photo. Driver for the 26 horses was Ellis Connerley; machine man was Dick Connerley; and sewing sacks was...
    • 1909 Before the Bridge

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Ferries
    • In 1909, the year before the first bridge was constructed across the Flathead River at the lake's outlet, the Polson Steam Ferry provided travelers a means to cross the river -- weather permitting.
    • 1909 Allard Stage Line Coach

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Rural transportation; Stagecoaches
    • Driver Joe Allard stops his stagecoach run near Polson for the photograper. The Allard Stage ran between Ravalli and Polson the first few years of the Homestead Era.
    • 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...

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