From our archives, 100 years ago
The first circus of the season arrived in Spokane, as the Al G. Barnes Wild Animal Circus arrived for a two-day engagement at Recreation Park grounds.
The circus held an opening parade through the city, exhibiting “especially fine specimens of tigers, lions and leopards.”
“The little folks were delighted with a cage full of dogs and monkeys and the carefully groomed Shetland ponies,” the paper said.
From the food beat: Spokane shoppers had no trouble finding a wide variety of fish and seafood in Spokane in 1914.
An ad for Victor & Johnson (“House of Quality and Service”) listed the following items for sale: red snapper, chinook salmon, chicken halibut, Pend Oreille whitefish, silver salmon, dressed shad, shad roe, extra-fine sea perch, black bass, black cod, Dolly Varden salmon (trout), Virginia oysters, steamer clams, pike, pickerel, and a variety of smoked salmon, whitefish and herring,
The shop also advertised the “largest assortment of fresh-cut cheeses in the city.”
Also on this date
(From the Associated Press)
1944: The first “eye bank” designed to preserve corneal tissues for transplants was established at New York Hospital.