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  • Then & Now: Havermale Island

    Rev. Samuel Havermale was a Methodist preacher, adventurer and businessman. He was born in Maryland in 1824 and educated in Ohio and Illinois. He married Elizabeth Goldthrop in 1849, and …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Pioneer Daniel Drumheller, former mayor of Spokane, celebrated his 74th birthday in 1915 by telling stories about the early days.


  • Spokane council members not keen on YMCA options

    Spokane City Council members are poised to reject Spokane County’s offer to buy the vacant Riverfront Park YMCA, a decision that could force the city to sell parkland or raise …


  • Historic merit up for debate

    A new battle over the former YMCA pits the building’s history against the natural and cultural history of the island on which it sits and the adjacent Spokane Falls. In …


  • Little-known stream could become new park water feature

    The YMCA sits near a river channel. What’s less known is that a stream flows through the building. The creek, which is a foot deep or more and changes in …


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