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Photo: Worked-up thirst

Enduring heat: MDM Construction pipe layer Kameron Freiday takes a drink from a hose while working in the heat Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene. Temperatures in the 90s are forecast to continue through the week in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, with thunderstorms possible Saturday. (Kathy Plonka)
Enduring heat: MDM Construction pipe layer Kameron Freiday takes a drink from a hose while working in the heat Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene. Temperatures in the 90s are forecast to continue through the week in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane, with thunderstorms possible Saturday. (Kathy Plonka)

 

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Then and Now: Comstock Park

James M. Comstock, born in 1838 in Wisconsin, arrived in Spokane in time to witness the great fire of 1889 and start Spokane Dry Goods with Robert Paterson. It became the Crescent, Spokane’s premier department store for a century. He also worked in real estate and owned other businesses. He served a term as Spokane mayor, starting in 1899. James Comstock died in 1918.