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What’s in a name?

Interesting conversation about what to call the part of Hillyard that's on the east side of the train tracks. A canine reference is often used in the name of this part of town - you all know what I'm talking about. Part of the area east of the train tracks and the incoming North-South Freeway, south of Francis and north of Wellesley, is designated for industrial development, but there is also a significant number of single and multi-family homes over there.
There's some agreement among the Historic Hillyard Merchants to call it simply East Hillyard.

Part of the conversation hit on the famous Hillyard bumper sticker that reads “I'm Frum Hillyurd and I Voat.” Apparently this bumper sticker originated at Rogers High School some years back and it was an “inside joke” promoted by the student body council. Funny at the time, not so much any longer, so what to do? One suggestion was to produce a new bumper sticker with a positive message along the lines of “I (heart) Hillyard” - stay tuned for more updates.


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Welcome to the Hillyard neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last six years I've worked for The Spokesman-Review.

In April, I started a neighborhood blog on South Perry Street (where I live). When it came time to expand the blog activity, Hillyard was an easy pick: There is so much going on in this neighborhood in terms of new businesses and street improvements, festivals and new construction - and there is a strong sense of neighborhood history and pride. I'm looking forward to highlighting all of that on this blog.

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