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Photo: Belting it out in Browne’s Addition

League of his own: Michael Ransford of Spokane sings along with the band Fine League, during Elkfest at The Elk in Browne’s Addition on Saturday. The free music festival continues today at 2 p.m. (Kathy Plonka)
League of his own: Michael Ransford of Spokane sings along with the band Fine League, during Elkfest at The Elk in Browne’s Addition on Saturday. The free music festival continues today at 2 p.m. (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.