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From our archives, 100 years ago
A $100,000 Catholic church was proposed for the newly organized Sacred Heart Parish in Spokane.
This new parish encompassed the growing areas of Rockwood, Liberty Park, Altamont and Lincoln Heights. The plan was to build the new church on a site east of the new Sacred Heart Hospital.
The parish’s first Mass was scheduled to take place on Nov. 26, 1911, in the hospital’s chapel. Rev. J.G. Cunningham had recently arrived from Sprague to become the priest of the new parish.
From the apple beat: The fourth annual National Apple Show – one of the biggest events of the year in Spokane – was under way.
Thousands were in town to attend this showcase of all things apple-related. Walter O. Brown won first place for the most original apple display for his “artistic replica of the Monroe Street Bridge.” Another winner created “an elephant’s head and trunk,” made entirely of apples.
The lineup of judges included some familiar names: Soon-to-be-legends Aubrey L. White and Kirtland Cutter, along with an Olmsted Brothers landscape architect from Boston, James F. Dawson.
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(From the Associated Press)
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