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[[underlined]] to Kalispell & Belton [[/underlined]]

[[underlined]] Sept. 13 [[/underlined. Left Revalli at 6 AM by stage & reached Polson at 11:30. Took boat at 12:45 & reached Somers at 4 PM. Took train at 5 and reached Belton at   .

The Flathead Ind. Res. is rich old lake bed, much of it level and easily irrigated but probably half of it rough, full of sink holes and little hills & ridges that can not be irrigated. Still the land raises good crops without water, many fields of wheat will go 30 or 40 bushels to the acre & oats 50 or 60. The farming is mostly done by white men who rent Indian lands. There seems to be more rain & better crops as we go north and especially around Ronan.

A belt of beautiful untouched timber of yellow pine skirts the foothills much of the way. The streams have timbered & brushy bottoms. - Balsam poplar, Aspen, Willows, Alders, Birch etc. & a few pine & douglas spruce.

Polson is a poor little collection of houses but on a beautiful site by the lake near the outlet. The Missions, or [[?]] Mts. rise steep & high along the east side of the valley.
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