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

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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.
    • 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...
    • 1910 "Eva B" Gasoline Launch

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Boats and boating
    • The gasoline-powered "Eva B" was one of the smaller, yet faster passenger boats on Flathead Lake. The "Eva B." took part in Flathead Lake's first air/sea (lake) rescue. Pilot Terah T. Maroney and crew were stuck on Little Bull Island by high...
    • 1910 The Mansur Brothers

    • 1910
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Settlers; Mansur brothers
    • The Mansur Brothers - from left, Guy, Charlie and Henry - came to Polson from Chillicothe, Missouri, in 1910. Charlie became Polson's first elected mayor. Guy served in the state legislature, and Henry returned to Missouri. Their sister, Lula...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 1911 Marketing Grain with Gas Power

    • 1911
    • Flathead County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Flathead Lake (Mont.); Wheat trade; Lake steamers
    • A gas-powered tractor pulls a train of grain wagons up Polson's Main Street, heading to the waterfront freight docks on Flathead Lake. There the wheat would be shipped by lake steamer to Somers to be loaded onto freight cars on the Great Northern...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 1961 Sundown Along the Trail

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Cattle ranching; Cattle drives; Cowboys
    • June 1961 marked the forty-third year that owners of the Melton Ranch near Sloan's Bridge, west of Ronan, trail-drove their cattle for three days to summer grazing near Lake Mary Ronan. Camp was set up at Buffalo Bridge after a thunderstorm had...
    • 1961 What Railroad is This?

    • 1961
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Railroad cars; Spelling errors
    • Someone got his hands crossed while putting up the lettering panels on this chip car at the old Cascades Plywood Company in Polson. The railroad, the plywood plant and three major lumber mills are now things of the past in the Polson area.
    • 1964 Celebrating Montana's Territorial Centennial

    • 1964
    • Lake County (Mont.); Polson (Mont.); Flathead Indian Reservation (Mont.); Centennial celebrations
    • Polson grade school students and their teachers dressed up in old-time clothes as part of the Montana Territorial Centennial celebration in 1964.
    • 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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