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Posts tagged: Spokane neighborhoods

North and South

Do people who are now South Hill residents but who went to Shadle or NC ever find themselves pointedly alluding to their high school days when they sense someone is about to start bashing the North Side?

This date in Slice history (1995)

Today's Slice question: If the South Hill and the North Side were separate cities, what would be the perfect names for each?

This date in Slice history (1996)

Today's Slice question: Do people who grew up in one part of Spokane but now live in an altogether different section of the city retain any loyalty to their old neighborhood?

Spokane neighborhoods/station wagons

Five neighborhoods whose names could have doubled as old station wagon models.

5. Balboa. 4. Manito. 3. Comstock. 2. Grandview. 1. Minnehaha.

The “Lower South Hill” ends where?

You know.  At what point does it become just the South Hill?

A) 10th. B) 14th. C) Where you stop being able to read at night by the light of flashers on police cars and “Stay back” yellow tape is mostly used to protect reseeded areas. D) This is a stupid question because it suggests that bad things happen only in certain neighborhoods, which is ludicrous. E) Shoshone. F) Other.

Maybe it sounded like an upscale mall

A Spokane woman was heading home on a Delta flight from the Twin Cities.

Seated next to her was a pleasant woman coming here for a  job interview.

Naturally, the job candidate was curious about Spokane. So the two of them got to talking.

Apparently the woman coming for a visit misheard one particular place name. But her conversation partner didn't correct her. In fact, she kind of liked the way it sounded.

“South Hills.”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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