Stories tagged: Great Northern Railway
Thu., May 25, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: As men leave to serve in World War I, women fill railroad jobs at home
The notion of “women’s work” was expanding in Spokane, due to a wartime shortage of male workers. “Women have begun replacing men” in the Northern Pacific rail car shots in …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane County: Deputies discover cache of booze snuck in from Montana tossed from trains
From our archive, 100 years ago Spokane sheriff deputies found a cache of 250 quarts of liquor in a snowbank next to the Great Northern railroad tracks near Colbert.
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016, midnight
Painted rail cars keep Hillyard on track to realize heritage park
A longtime dream of building a Hillyard Hobo Park with history museum is increasingly taking shape.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper predicts Spokane will be center of the great electrified railroad system
From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was dreaming of a new, powerful future for Spokane as the center of a great electrified railroad system.
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
100 years ago near Glacier National Park: Spokane brakeman, 3 ‘hoboes’ injured in train wreck
From our archives, 100 years ago A Great Northern brakeman and three “hoboes” were injured when a Spokane-bound freight train derailed near Glacier National Park and badly damaged a bridge.
Tue., March 29, 2016, midnight
Opinions from past add perspective
Topics: The governor’s pay, Great Northern Railway crossings in downtown, certificates of need for medical technology and state Supreme Court ruling on drunken driving.
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, midnight
100 years ago: Six killed when avalanche sweeps part of Great Northern train off tracks
From our archives, 100 years ago A terrifying avalanche swept part of the Great Northern’s Cascade Limited passenger train off the tracks in the Cascade Range.
Sun., Aug. 7, 2011, midnight
Hillyard mixes history, fun in celebrating centennial of festival
For 100 years, historic Hillyard has celebrated with a festival. For the centennial edition of the Hillyard Festival, organizers went all out. Car shows. Fireworks. Live entertainment. Free swimming. Vendors …
Thu., Sept. 30, 2010, midnight
Valley council’s bus tour stops at noted locations
The Spokane Valley City Council took a three-hour tour last week, but instead of ending up on a tropical island they stopped by some city parks as well as other …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2010, midnight
100 years ago avalanche wreaked havoc in the Cascades
On Feb. 28, 1910, exactly 100 years ago, a group of desperate Great Northern train passengers – many from Spokane – signed the following petition addressed to the railroad superintendent: …