October 28, 2013 in City

June 7, 1945: This view of “Shacktown” looks east toward the Spokane Falls. When this photo was taken, 20 men lived in the shacks on the banks of the river, near the Monroe Street Bridge. The pier-like structure in the river was there to catch stray wood that would come down from the falls. The wood was dried and used for fires in the winter.

 
 
 
 

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