Mid-1880s: This view of Howard Street looks south from the south edge of the river. The Howard Street Bridge, the first bridge in Spokane, is in the foreground. The intersecting street is Trent, now Spokane Falls Boulevard. The building to the left is the California House hotel, and on the right is the Glover Stables.
March 25, 2013 in City on Page A5
Spokane’s story began on the corner of Howard Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard. Original settlers James Downing and Seth Scranton drove the first surveyor’s stake there in 1871. It was …