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Tue., Aug. 26, 2014, 6:30 a.m.

Spokane’s new councilwoman: Lilac Queen, at Grizzly Adams’ side

Last night, Karen Stratton was appointed to the Spokane City Council. We have a story in today's paper all about her, but here's a photo we ran 37 years ago, when she was the Lilac Festival Queen. 

Yes, that's Grizzly Adams, aka Dan Haggerty, and his epic beard. And yes, that's pretty awesome.

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Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering development, transportation and other issues affecting the city. He also writes The Dirt column, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall and led the Getting There blog.

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