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PHOTOS: Doctor's photos capture history of Kalispell

| March 14, 2021 1:00 AM

Dr. Vernon A. Weed used his Kodak pocket camera to capture history of Kalispell area.

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Dr. Vernon A. Weed stops for a photo along Going to the Sun Road in its opening year of 1933.

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A car makes its way up Going to the Sun Road in the 1930s. (Vernon Weed photo)

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A photo marked "Air Mail 1920" could show some of the earliest airmail being delivered to Kalispell. (Vernon Weed photo)

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Curious Kalispell residents gather around a visiting barnstormer and his plane in 1920. (Vernon Weed photo)

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Curious Kalispell residents gather around a visiting barnstormer and his plane in 1920. (Vernon Weed photo)

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A view down Main Street in downtown Kalispell in the early 1920s. (Vernon Weed photo)

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A view of Kalispell's West Side School, which burned in the 1940s. (Vernon Weed photo)

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Dr. Vernon A. Weed takes a rest at the top of Logan Pass.

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Kalispell as seen from the air in 1920. (Vernon Weed photo)

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Echo Lake, long before the tourists and shoreline homes. (Vernon Weed photo)

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A baseball game on a decidedly uneven field near Kalispell in the early 1920s. (Vernon Weed photo)

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More than 200 feet underground in the Flathead mine west of Kalispell. (Vernon Weed photo)

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A pre-game parade down Main Street before a high school basketball game between Kalispell and Havre. (Vernon Weed photo)

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Vernon Weed's high school classmate and later Kalispell accountant Carl Bue. (Vernon Weed photo)

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The inside of the powerhouse of the Swan River dam in Bigfork in the 1920's. (Vernon Weed photo)

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The Flathead County High School Senior Picnic to Lake Blaine in 1920. (Vernon Weed photo)

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The Army's Battle Tank Ermentrude visited Kalispell in 1920. (Vernon Weed photo)

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An early image of Kalispell's Federal Building. (Vernon Weed photo)