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Photo: The rake at the lake

Making his mark: “I grew up in this neighborhood,” said Sid Smith as he raked Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. He rakes the beach at least three times a week for exercise. (Kathy Plonka)
Making his mark: “I grew up in this neighborhood,” said Sid Smith as he raked Sanders Beach in Coeur d’Alene on Friday. He rakes the beach at least three times a week for exercise. (Kathy Plonka)

 

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Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, and it’s no accident. The reasons for a city are many, but chief among them is water – for drinking, for transportation, for industry and, most recently, for beauty.