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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 1911 "The Speed Boat of Them All"

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline launch "City of Polson" was popular with folks in a hurry. As the steamboat era neared its end, the "City of Polson" was stripped of excessive weight and sailed, pushed and pulled up McDonald Creek to Lake McDonald in Glacier National...
    • 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...
    • 1915 Herman Schnitzmeyer, Homesteader-Photographer

    • 1915
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Wild Horse Island (Mont.); Photographers; Herman Schnitzmeyer
    • Polson's famous Homestead Era photographer made this self-portrait near the end of a winter on his Wild Horse Island homestead. He told friends he almost starved to death. He later proved up on the homestead, then moved to Polson to start his...
    • 1959 Long-time Landmark

    • 1959
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Grain elevators
    • This aging grain elevator at the north end of Polson towered above the steamboat docks for many years. The landmark was razed shortly after this picture was taken.
    • 1969 Flathead Lake Showboat

    • 1969
    • Montana -- (Lake County); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Showboats; Barges
    • During the late 1960s and early 1970s, Polson-area citizens staged an old-fashioned showboat program aboard the SS Hodge construction boat. There were singers, dancers, a Dixieland band, various instrumental soloists and small groups, and...

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