Stories tagged: Great Spokane Fire
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Spokane historians to re-enact the city’s great 1889 fire, on Twitter
Then, as now, smoke hung in the pines overlooking the young pioneer town beside the Spokane Falls. Area forests were ablaze. People and horses trudged along the dusty streets in …
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Janitor chronicles Great Fire of 1889, other city events in diary
From our archives, 100 years ago J.A. Myers, a janitor at Spokane’s Masonic Temple, kept a diary every day for 32 and a half years – and it was full …
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
Stormwater tanks prep work turns up landfill, fire waste
There’s an old landfill on East Sprague Avenue that used to be set on fire whenever its piles grew too high. After a massive fire ravaged downtown Spokane and destroyed …
Fri., Aug. 8, 2014
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. James D. Crooks, 64, of Troy, Idaho, was arrested on murder charges in the death of his wife, Eliza L. Crooks, 64. …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Spokane’s Great Fire of 1889: How a catastrophe sparked a golden age
What was the most crucial year in Spokane’s history? Was it 1881, the year the city was incorporated?