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Jim Kershner’s This day in history

Mon., July 12, 2010

From our archives, 75 years ago

An ad in the July 12, 1935, edition of The Spokesman-Review showed exactly what Inland Northwest residents did when they needed a summer weekend getaway.

The ad was titled “Where To Go For That Dinner and Dance or Week-End Fishing Party.” It included some of the well-known close-in amusement spots, such as Natatorium Park, which was hosting a big summer dance with the Harlem Rhythm Girls.

Meanwhile, at a resort called Hampton Beach, on the east side of Newman Lake, a “Nite Club Floor Show” was scheduled, featuring Miss “Stubby” Kolby. And at the Liberty Lake Park Pavilion, you could dance to the stylings of Marvin George and then go swimming at the “beautiful sandy beach, lighted for night bathing.”

Other dances were scheduled at resorts at Hauser Lake, Honeymoon Bay and the Park Pavilion at Coeur d’Alene. The latter featured “Sonny Rice and his famous Harlem Play Girls.”

Meanwhile, those who wanted a fishing weekend could rent cabins at Elkin’s Resort, Elmer Berg’s Shady Rest Camp and Pawnee Free Park – all on Priest Lake – and the Sylvan Park Resort on Deer Lake.

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1909: The House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. (It was declared ratified in Feb. 1913.)

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