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    • 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.
    • 1918 (circa) Col. A. A. White, Villa Site Entrepreneur

    • 1918
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Rural development
    • Col. A. A. White, the man in the stern, bought many Flathead Lake villa sites and tried to sell them. Though he did sell quite a few, many were lost to federal and county governments for nonpayment of taxes. Quite the promoter, he conducted...
    • 1922 Fresh Air Taxi

    • 1922
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Fourth of July celebrations; Taxicabs
    • Fourth of July parades in Polson have attracted many unusual automotive entries over the years.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 1974 Early Flathead Lake/Flathead Valley Promotional Materials

    • 1974
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Museum exhibits
    • During the Homestead Era, promotional materials stirred interest in would-be farmers, ranchers, business owners, and tourists. Col. A. A. White purchased numerous villa sites and advertised them for re-sale. He arranged steamboat and auto tours...
    • 1990 (circa) Nip and Tuck, Animal Celebrities

    • circa 1990
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Oxen
    • John and Dorla Scott of Charlo hitched up four of their six oxen for hay rides at the Western Montana Draft Horse and Mule Association's spring plowing bee near Polson. The teams were named Nip and Tuck l, ll, and lll. The animals made guest...

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