Stories tagged: History
Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 5 a.m.
The establishment of the League of Nations – an early attempt to form a United Nations-style organization – was a divisive issue in Spokane. Some critics, including U.S. Sen. Miles …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019, 3:14 p.m.
Taylor Bros. at Five Mile Shopping Center was among the region’s projects started by businessman Colin Taylor. It is now Anytime Fitness.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 5:01 a.m.
The Alberta Apartments were built on railroad right-of-way property in 1910 just a stone’s throw away from the tracks through downtown Spokane. Like most downtown housing, they were built during …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
The Washington Water Power Co., the private company that ran many of city’s streetcar lines, had quit serving a number of routes. With the advent of the automobile, WWP was …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Even before the world’s fair, Expo ’74, closed down, the city of Spokane was embroiled in discussions of what to do with the 100-acre site. There was a strong movement …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2019
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he would postpone his State of the Union address until the end of the partial government shutdown, yielding to a request by House Speaker Nancy …
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
The name Cohn has been associated with the furniture business for more than 130 years. The extensive Russian Jewish clan, along with several other families, arrived in Oregon in the …
Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, …
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 9:46 p.m.
The location at 4110 E. Sprague Ave. was among 80 locations listed Friday for closure by the former retail giant, which is now navigating bankruptcy in partnership with the Sears …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 3:33 p.m.
Spokane’s Pearl Harbor Memorial, originally unveiled in 2014, was the realized through the efforts of many individuals.
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018
Mom always said people don’t really change as they get older, they just get more and more like themselves. Apparently so do countries.
Mon., Nov. 26, 2018
What will $200,000 buy in today’s heated Spokane real estate market? Rick Tannehill is offering a recently renovated 4-bedroom Craftsman in the Garland district that comes with fresh paint and …
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
The demolition of the Blair House was not the first time a notable home fronting the Manito golf course was destroyed to make way for a new home, and many …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018
The story of Dodson’s Jewelry spans well over a century. But after 131 years of family ownership, the story of the oldest retail store in Spokane is coming to an …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.
Mon., Nov. 5, 2018
The Casino Theater, on the 800 block of Riverside Avenue, opened in 1909.
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018
Early bridges across the various channels of the Spokane River were made of wood, then steel and, eventually, concrete or stone. And when the Great Northern Railroad depot opened on …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Its main points are that there were people living in the Americas for millenniums before Columbus entered without knocking from the east (around 100 million when he got here, though …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
In the early 1900s, to house the many single men and women flocking to fill many new jobs, dozens of SRO – single residence occupancy – hotels were erected downtown.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
If newspaper archives are any indication, race has long played a role in the most lethal sentence the justice system can impose.
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2018
The Washington State Department of Archeology – Indiana Jones they’re not
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018
One of the most fascinating stories in Spokane is about a wall. Specifically, the retaining wall on North Monroe, which begins just south of Glass Avenue on the west side …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
Every day people around the world get their water in different ways. Some get water from a well, others turn on a tap, go to the store, and some walk …
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
The automobile changed the American traveling culture. Stately hotel blocks became less important than the motor inn, motel, or what the Spokesman-Review called “highway hotels.”
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:20 a.m.
Hairspray and high heels: Retro fashion, cars and art on display at inaugural Retro Revelry in Post Falls
Car collectors and pinup enthusiasts celebrated 1950s nostalgia with retro cars, fashion, art and rockabilly music at the inaugural Retro Revelry event in Post Falls Saturday.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2018
This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Natatorium Park closed. Few alive today would remember the park in its glory days – but the ghost of a memory remains, …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.
David A. Smith was a lance corporal in the Marine Corps the night 250,000 Soviet solders landed in Czechoslovakia, and a man holding a dog showed up at his door …
Mon., Aug. 20, 2018
The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.