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Jim Kershner

Jim Kershner

is a senior correspondent who writes for the Today section.

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100 years ago in Spokane: Nurses battling flu lauded; Washington Cracker Co. changes name

The Spokesman-Review honored the heroes in the battle against the Spanish flu: the nurses at the city’s emergency influenza hospital. “They have worked often for 48 hours at a stretch,” said the paper. “… They have comforted the dying and helped the sick toward recovery. They have fought the fight as the men in the trenches fought when they were sleepy and hungry and tired.”

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A century ago, World War I ended and Spokane went nuts

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:11 p.m.

Spokane’s sleeping citizens were jolted awake just after midnight 100 years ago today by the honking of car horns and the shrieking of sirens. When people discovered the reason, “nobody was peeved,” said one old-timer – they were delirious with joy. President Woodrow Wilson had just announced the armistice with Germany, ending the war in Europe (which would later be dubbed World War I). In Spokane, the wartime tension, built up over years, was released in one wild outburst.

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