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  • All fields: homesteading
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    • 1908 Roundup of the Pablo-Allard Buffalo Herd

    • 1908
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); American bison farming; Michel Pablo
    • Michel Pablo looks over some of his bison, which were rounded up, sold, and shipped to the Canadian government between 1907 and 1912. Pablo and Charles Allard purchased ten bison. By 1907, the herd numbered over 700. Allard died in 1896 and the...
    • 1909 Polson's Main Street

    • 1909
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.)
    • When the Flathead Indian Reservation was open to homesteading in 1910, the townsite of Polson already had been platted and a number of commercial buildings were built.
    • 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 Homestead Shower Facility

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading
    • While not the fanciest plumbing fixture, this shower built over a flowing spring on the Bjorge homestead in Garcon Gulch got the job done.
    • 1911 Horse-drawn Harvesting

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Harvesting
    • Horse-drawn harvesting was par for the course during the early Homestead Era near Polson.
    • 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."
    • 1911 Turkey Herder

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Turkeys; Morris Bjorge
    • Morris Bjorge had a lot of turkeys to keep track of on the family's Garcon Gulch homestead.
    • 1913 Irvine Flats School Social Gathering

    • 1913
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Country schools
    • The Irvine Flats area had a lot of people in the early Homestead Era. This picture shows a social gathering at the school. The teacher there was Winifred Henderson.
    • 1914 It Must be Sunday

    • 1914
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading
    • No work today. These family members were decked out in their Sunday clothes as they posed for Dad to take their photo in the Mountain View area south of Polson.
    • 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.
    • 1919 The Alfalfa Club

    • 1919
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Homesteading; Alfalfa Club
    • The Alfalfa Club was comprised of homesteaders and their sons who were given advice on raising alfalfa. Quite a collectiion of hats men and boys wore in those days.

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