Pictures from University of Montana R.H. McKay Collection

I recently received these photos from Joe Fitzgerald from the R.H. McKay Collection.

Rollin H. McKay was a Missoula, Montana, photographer during the first half of the twentieth century. His extensive collection of images documents western Montana at this time, especially Missoula, the University of Montana, and numerous other towns and recreational areas.

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Gathering around the Lodge

Old Lindbergh Photos #99

 

I can id Dana Emorrison,Elinore and daughter Jane on the start of brochure on lodge steps.

Thanks Dick Callaway ūüôā

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The Lodge and Dining Hall Interiors

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Captain Laird’s Recreation Lodge

Here are some of the old publications for Laird’s Lodge. ¬†I like that the feeling back then is still true today. ¬†Most of the time the lake is still “Chuck Full Of Hush”.

Here is one of the brochures extolling the lodge as “The Land Chuck Full of Hush”:

The Land Chuck full of Hush

 

I love the old wood print on this which describes Laird’s Lodge “Where Trails Begin”:

Where Trails Begin

 

This next one describes how to get to Laird’s Lodge. ¬†It first describes how to get their by car or train, but then offers direction for those “wishing to travel by air”, who are urged to announce their date and hour of arrival (by wire) and state whether or not they have trunks ūüôā

Directions to Laird's Lodge

 

Here is the interior of one of the brochures:

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Dogs of Lindbergh Lake Lodge

I was thrilled to see all the photos of dogs included in the collection. ¬†As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have named our house across the river The Lucky Lab Lodge. ¬†I can’t think of a better place for dogs. ¬†We recently lost our sweet Lola to cancer, but a week and 1/2 before, she was able to go to Lindbergh Lake for one last time. ¬†Here is a photo of her out on the dock looking at Canadian Geese.

Here are some of the photos I found in the collection.  From what I can figure out:

Pancho and Injun are the black labs

Chief is the German Shepherd

And you will even see Jocko the deer in one of the pictures (jocko will get a full post shortly)

Let me know if you know any of the other dogs names and of course, I am always interested in the names of the people in the photographs for all of the posts.

Injun and Poncho on Christmas Day

Christmas Day Injun and Poncho

Christmas Day 1940 fishing Lindbergh Lake, John Stark, Tyne, Poncho…

John Stark

“Ike” Laird, Tyne Laird, Cap Laird and John Stark September 1930

“Ike” Laird, Tyne Laird, Cap Laird and John Stark September 1930

Jocko and Chief September 1930

“Ike”, ?, ?, Marie Stark, John Stark 1932

Marie and John Stark 1931-32

Am I right that this is Cap and Tyne?

Joan Bliss ( Thanks Jan for Identifying your Mother).

Rest in peace sweet Lola…I am sure you have already found your way back to Lindbergh Lake, because I am pretty sure it is heaven….

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Big News

Well probably the biggest news is that we no longer own the Lindbergh Lake Lodge. ¬†The great news is that the owners have given me enthusiastic permission to continue doing this blog. ¬†Jim and I are right across the river at the Lucky Lab Lodge, which was the old Fitzgerald place. ¬†Speaking of across the river…the webcam has been upgraded to a HD camera which really brings the lake to life. ¬†You can see snow falling and windswept snow across the lake. ¬†Yesterday was quite a snowstorm. ¬†You will find a link to the webcam just under the header.

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Snowshoeing

 

 

 

 

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