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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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.
    • 1911 Ice Jam on Flathead Lake

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Ice on rivers, lakes, etc.
    • The ice really piled up near the Flathead River's outlet on Flathead Lake in 1911.
    • 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...
    • 1914 "City of Dixon," Ill-fated River Boat

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Boats and boating; River boats
    • Originally announced it would be launched in 1912, the riverboat "City of Dixon" encountered numerous delays before the maiden voyage was made in June 1914. The boat made only a few trips between Dixon and Sloan's Ferry on the Flathead River,...
    • 1921 Pend Oreille River Rapids

    • 1921
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Pend Oreille River; River rapids
    • These rapids are now covered by water backed up by Kerr Dam two to three miles downsteam from Polson. The river is now known as the Flathead River.
    • 1922 Kootenai Chief Koostahtah -- Envisioning the Future?

    • 1922
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Chief Koostahtah
    • Kootenai Chief Koostahtah posed for many Schnitzmeyer photos, including this one at the head of the "Royal Gorge" of the Flathead River, now covered by the backwaters of Kerr Dam.
    • 1960 Buffalo Rapids Bridge

    • 1960
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Bridges
    • Buffalo Rapids Bridge connected Valley View on the east side of the Flathead River to Irvine Flats on the west side. The old wooden structure served for many years. It was replaced with a modern-design bridge in the 1970s.
    • 1965 Kerr Dam -- Higher than Niagara Falls

    • 1965
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Kerr Dam (Mont.)
    • Kerr Dam's gates are open to allow the maximum volume of runoff for mountain and valley snowpack each spring. The dam is on the Flathead River near Polson.
    • 1965 Polson's Third Bridge

    • 1965
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead River (Mont.); Bridges--Montana
    • Polson's second wood bridge was replaced with this modern structure in 1965. Soon after construction, lights were installed. It was renamed the Armed Forces Memorial Bridge in 2007.
    • 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...

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