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Getting There: A piece of forgotten history runs along North Monroe

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 …


Ask Dr. Universe: How did people in ancient times filter water from rain?

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 …


Then and Now: Desert Caravan Inn

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.


50 years on, remembering Spokane’s Natatorium Park

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.

On 50th anniversary, Post Falls Marine veteran remembers Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

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 …


Then and Now: The Spokane River

The Spokane River connects Idaho and Washington, Natives and white settlers, and a variety of landscapes and ecosystems.


Getting There: Smoke plagues our air today. A quarter-century ago, it was dust.

While our vehicles collectively remain the largest source of air pollution and greenhouse gases in Washington state, 25 years ago the problem wasn’t the tinder in our forests or the …


Then and Now: Baxter General Hospital

As World War II began in earnest, the wounded returning from war overwhelmed the military hospital system and new hospitals were planned. In 1942, city of Spokane donated 160 acres …


Then and Now: Havermale Island

Havermale Island, in the middle of the Spokane River, makes up much of the area of today’s Riverfront Park. For early settlers, it was an important site and refuge.


Then and Now: The First Transcontinental Railroad

The first white settlers came to Spokane on horseback in the 1870s but it was the railroad that filled the city with entrepreneurs, miners, loggers, farmers, tradesmen and other new …


WWII documents reveal importance of air raid wardens

Carson had been deputized as what was known as an air raid warden in the Westpark neighborhood (now Bay Vista) during World War II. He was a part of a …


Paul Turner: A special quiet at the Little Bighorn battlefield

The Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument makes you wonder.


Restoration of historic Otis Hotel underway again after delay

Restoration work on the Otis Hotel has started again, following a three-month construction delay while state inspectors investigated complaints that cancer-causing asbestos had not been appropriately handled and removed from …


Then and Now: Spokane in 1910

1910 was a watershed year for Spokane.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

On her 108th birthday, centenarian Hazel Young celebrates with family in Spokane

At her 108th birthday party, Hazel Young reunited with her younger brother for the first time in eight years.


Major projects, development planned for Felts Field

Felts Field is preparing for growth with several projects in the works that include relocating a fuel facility, adding a gateway feature to the airport’s entrance and constructing a new …


Then and Now: Union Station

Bob Strahorn planned the downtown Spokane Union Station, opened in 1914, to compete with the Great Northern depot, built in 1902.


100 years ago in Spokane: Police captain investigates death of nephew in car crash

Spokane police captain George C. Miles was in police headquarters when a car brought in a deceased victim of an East Sprague car accident. Capt. Miles helped search through the …


Then and Now: Volunteers of America

Around 1899, a VOA chapter started in Spokane, organizing their charitable activities where they could find space. The group offered religious services along with food and shelter.


In scattered memorials, Spokane remembers its nation’s wars – but what do the monuments mean?

Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …


UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

At last battle of Deep Creek re-enactment, Union and Confederacy return to Gettysburg

With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in various shades of blue, moved …


NNU summer drone project to map Idaho history

Every summer for the past four years, Northwest Nazarene University professor Dale Hamilton has worked with five to seven students to map burn areas across southwestern Idaho using drone technology. …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.

Looff Carrousel turns again, bringing history full circle

Before Spokane Mayor Dave Condon cut the ribbon Saturday to signal the reopening of the revamped Looff Carousel, hundreds of post-Junior Lilac Parade patrons strolling through Riverfront Park were given …


Spokane 1937 Dodge wins spot on Discovery Channel’s ‘Sticker Shock’

For Spokane resident Grant Ogren, his 1937 Dodge is more than a car – it’s a member of the family.


Correspondence in time of war: Smithsonian’s ‘Mail Call,’ to appear at Valley Heritage Museum

From the American Revolution to present day, mail has formed a link between members of the military and their loved ones. Beginning May 9, the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum will …


Paul Turner: I’d say 50-plus years qualifies as a long-term relationship

Peggy and Dick Leupp met in a church choir.


Before the falls: Spokane and the history of river cities

The falls are beautiful, they’re powerful and they’re the reason for the city. Spokane is one of a small number of American cities that have falling water in their hearts, …


After long wait, unclaimed remains of military veterans find their final resting place

The unclaimed ashes of soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen were given the proper burial at the Washington Veterans Cemetery, their remains placed in new handmade wooden urns and tucked into …


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

At Fairmount Memorial Park, a headstone links strangers lost in Titanic’s plunge

William Rice, a Hillyard railroad worker, died two years before the Titanic set sail. Yet his life and death provided a link – unknown at the time – among three …