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100 years ago in Spokane: Fort George Wright soldiers allowed furlough to celebrate Rosh Hashanah

All Jewish soldiers at Fort George Wright and other Army training schools were being allowed a furlough for the weekend “to celebrate the Jewish New Year.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Police arrest suspect in downtown diamond burglary

A man was sleeping in his apartment on Riverside Avenue when he heard the sound of shattering glass. He went to the window and saw a man standing at the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Fort George Wright picked for new army hospital for soldiers injured in World War I

Fort George Wright was chosen as the site of an army hospital for treating soldiers injured in the European war.


100 years ago in Spokane: State officials launch rules aimed at combatting sexually transmitted diseases

State authorities were launching “the most remarkable offensive against the vice infections which has ever been attempted in the West.” By “vice infections,” they meant sexually transmitted diseases.


100 years ago in Spokane: Attorney fails to secure release of Wobblies arrested in military raid

Attorney James L. Wallace, of Missoula, argued in court for the release of the 20-plus Wobblies detained after a military raid of their Spokane headquarters. He argued that “no authority …


100 years ago in Spokane: Mob of soldiers angry at shooting marches to Wobbly hall

An angry mob, led by Fort George Wright soldiers, sought revenge for a shooting the day before, marched through the streets of downtown Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Man convicted of killing common-law wife hanged at Fort George Wright

Edward Mayberry became the first person in decades to be hanged in Spokane. “He went to his death without flinching, even when he felt the noose tightening under his left …


100 years ago in Spokane: Rally denounces Congressman C.C. Dill for his vote against declaration of war against Germany

A “patriotically frenzied” throng – the second in two weeks – jammed the Spokane Armory for a mass meeting.


100 years ago in Spokane: Solemn crowd of 5,000 lines streets to salute troops headed to World War I

“Spokane’s group of soldier boys left yesterday for American Lake,” said The Spokesman-Review. “… Never in the history of the city has such a splendid lot of young men answered …


100 years ago in Spokane: President Wilson declines clemency for convicted killer Mayberry

President Woodrow Wilson denied clemency for convicted murderer Edward Mayberry.


100 years ago in Spokane: Woman confesses role in armed robbery

From our archives, 100 years ago


100 years ago in Spokane: Parade shows support for preparing for World War I

From our archives, 100 years ago Riverside Avenue was a “sea of flags” during Spokane’s big Memorial Day parade.


100 years ago in Spokane: Troops from Fort George Wright deployed to Mexican border

From our archives, 100 years ago The Third Battalion of the 14th Infantry at Fort George Wright was packed up and ready to go to war — but not against …


100 years ago in Spokane: Troops on standby after attack on New Mexican town

The troops at Fort George Wright received orders to be ready to depart for war — but not the war you might guess.


100 years ago in Spokane: Army official talks war to a crowd of socialists

The army commandant at Fort George Wright addressed a huge crowd of Spokane socialists and delivered a message that many opposed.


Nuns field offers for Holy Names convent property

The Sisters of the Holy Names convent near Spokane Falls Community College quietly went on the market this summer. Though the 65 acres are assessed at nearly $7 million by …


Nuns field offers for Holy Names convent property

The Sisters of the Holy Names convent near Spokane Falls Community College quietly went on the market this summer. Though the 65 acres are assessed at nearly $7 million by …


Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone

When Chuck Elmore heard that a black Army veteran had been buried in the 1970s in an unmarked grave at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, he thought resolving the issue might take …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The temperature hit 99 degrees in Spokane, which caused the Park Board to open the new swimming pool on East Mission Avenue a few …


Jim Kershner’s This day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Secretary of War Henry Stimson shocked Spokane by proposing the closure of 16 Army posts, including Fort George Wright. He said he wanted to …


Book notes: Nunemaker’s Spokane story hits local shelves

Carolyn Hage Nunemaker’s new book, “Spokane and the Inland Northwest During World War II” (Gray Dog Press, $14.95) is now in local bookstores. Her previous book, “Downtown Spokane Images: 1930-1949” …