THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 2015
FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 5:32 p.m.
The place of Christmas in Spokane's winter celebrations was never questioned in the city's early history and newspapers, who never missed a chance to spread the Christmas spirit, published a variety of feel-good features and stories related to the holiday.
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MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 7:27 a.m.
Attentive readers of the Then and Now column will notice that this week's photo is a recropping of one that ran several years ago in this space.This photo, circa 1888, shows the city's first waterworks, perched on the southwest corner of Canada Island, which was then called Crystal Island, possibly named after the Crystal Laundry which sat nearby.
FRIDAY, OCT. 23, 2015
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 2:42 p.m.
The first city water system was on Canada Island in a modest brick structure clinging to the side of the basalt bank. It was built a year before the great fire of 1889 and it was critical to the outcome of that terrible conflagration.
MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2015
Mon., Oct. 12, 2015, 11:54 a.m.
The modest building at 124 S. Jefferson has been an ice plant since 1969, but before that it was a meat wholesale facility since 1911.
THURSDAY, OCT. 8, 2015
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015, 11:11 p.m.
The building housing the Pacific Pak Ice plant was built in 1911 as a meat packing facility. Although the meat packing is gone, the ice factory still uses some of the original refrigeration equipment for ice storage.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015
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MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2015
Mon., Sept. 14, 2015, 12:52 p.m.
The Milwaukee Freight Office stood on Trent Ave. through the boom years of the rail industry, but also the inevitable decline.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 2015
MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 2015
THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, 6:31 p.m.
The thrifty-minded shopper in early Spokane saw the rise of the five-and-dime store.
TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 2015
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, 4:36 p.m.
Photographer Colin Mulvany made a video of
MONDAY, AUG. 24, 2015
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015, 9:58 a.m.
John Doran opened a car dealership around 1914, advertising Packards and Studebakers. But for most of his 13 years in business he sold Hudsons, a viable alternative to the popular Ford Model T.
THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2015
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, 11:19 a.m.
Do you remember the Hudson Essex, Terraplane or Wasp? In 1929, the Hudson was the third largest auto manufacturer behind Ford and Chevrolet.
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