Lilac chariot: An old stagecoach was put into service in May 1940 for Spokane’s Lilac Princess and her court in the city’s third Lilac Festival Parade. Spring flowers were used in profusion to decorate the coach. Princess Shannon Mahoney was on the floral throne at the rear. Members of her court were Maxine Clark, Barbara Atwater, Margaret Monaghan and Dolores Ellison. Today’s downtown parade, the Lilac Festival’s 75th, begins at 7:45 p.m.
May 18, 2013 in City on Page A1
As many as 160,000 people are expected to line the streets of downtown Spokane tonight for the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. It’s the 75th celebration of the Spokane Lilac Festival, …