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

  • All fields: Frontier
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    • 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.
    • 1909 Polson, Montana, Stagecoach Station

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Transportation; Stagecoaches; Stagecoach stations
    • The Allard Stagecoach carried passengers from the Northern Pacific Railroad stop at Ravalli, Montana, to Polson on Flathead Lake, where they could connect with steamboats coming from Somers at the north end of the lake. Here the stagecoach stops at...
    • 1910 Load of Grain

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Grain--transportation
    • Patrons of the Grand View Hotel in Polson, Montana, had a good view of wagon traffic going to and from the nearby city docks.
    • 1910 Pre-dinner Washup Time

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading; Lula Mae Mansur
    • A typical homestead pre-dinner washup area is shown here. The water pitcher and wash basin were located just outside the kitchen door on the Lula Mae Mansur homestead near Polson, Montana.
    • 1911 Teaming the Bull West

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Draft animals; Bulls; Carts and wagons; Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading
    • Wagons were pulled by various animals during the Homestead Era in Polson, Montana. Al Thiri labeled this photo "Teaming the Bull West."
    • 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...
    • 1914 Polson Cowboy Band in Missoula

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Cowboys--songs and music; Bands
    • Proudly proclaiming that "Polson Does Things," the Polson Cowboy Band marched in the 1914 Missoula Stampede. Older members of the group, before after-hours celebrating, made sure minor age musicians avoided trouble. They took the boys' pants and...
    • 1914 Polson Cowboy Band in Missoula

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Missoula (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Cowboys--songs and music; Bands
    • The Polson Cowboy Band members promoted Polson as the city that "does things" as they participated in parades and celebrations in various Montana communities. Here the band is shown in Missoula, Montana, during the 1914 Missoula Stampede.
    • 1914 Threshing Preparations

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Homesteading; Threshing
    • Threshing operations during the Homestead Era involved the entire family plus horses, machinery, hired hands and neighbors.
    • 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.
    • 1917 Homesteaders Picnic and Fish

    • 1917
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Frontier and pioneer life; Pioneer picnics
    • Sunday picnics after church were popular in the Polson area. This group, still dressed in their church clothes, was enjoying the North Crow Creek area.
    • 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.

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