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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

Tue., June 4, 2013

From our archives, 100 years ago

Spokane’s water supply in 1913 was the best it had been for years.

However, residents still had to adhere to strict watering rules.

The sprinkling hours were from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. The hose had to be held in the hand at all times. The nozzle could not exceed a quarter-inch.

Violators were fined $2.50.

One watering miscreant was let off with only a warning because she was new in town and didn’t know the rules.

From the school beat: The senior boys at North Central High School started a new club: “The Coatless Club,” in which members left their blazers at home.

The boys entered school, shockingly, “in their shirt sleeves.”

“Most of the teachers ignored the new fad, but there were some exceptions,” said the paper. “A few of the teachers expressed their contempt for the so-called impoliteness, and some of the young men were sent after their coats.”

Also on this date

(From the Associated Press)

1892: The Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco. … 1919: Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender, and sent it to the states for ratification.


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