Stories tagged: History
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Teaching of German faces pushback from nation at war
Normally, a request to teach a foreign language in the city’s schools was not controversial.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Bare-kneed ‘Follies’ raise temperature at the Pantages
What was the main attraction of the Follies de Vogue musical extravaganza at the Pantages Theater?
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
100 years ago today in Spokane: Woman burned after streetcar catches fire
Miss Evelyn McLaughlin, a stenographer for the Northern Pacific railway, was coming home on the Astor Street streetcar. Suddenly, “flames burst through the floor of the car and enveloped Miss …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
Labor day retrospective: Spokane’s labor roots run deep
Spokane, for much of its history, has been a labor town.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Then and now: Playfair race track redevelopment
Spokane’s Playfair Race Course, started in 1901 when the land was also the county fairgrounds, was a modest operation compared to glamorous venues in California, Kentucky and New York.
Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
We’re still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox
After all this time, it could be argued that it doesn’t matter, but the blood that was shed over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, is powerful …
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: More questions than answers after train riot
All 27 men arrested for what was termed a drunken riot on a train were released by Spokane military authorities – all except the Wobbly “leader.”
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Northwest farmers flinch at announced wheat prices
President Woodrow Wilson made a decision bitterly disappointing to Inland Northwest wheat farmers. Wilson fixed the price of the 1917 wheat crop at $2.20 a bushel.
Mon., Aug. 28, 2017
Then and Now: Spokane Humane Society
The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating 120 years of caring for animals. Businessman W.S. McCrea, and others, helped start the SHS in 1897.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Historians warn against rushing to take down statues
The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Egypt archaeologists uncover tombs dating back to Roman era
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says that archaeologists have uncovered five tombs from the Roman era, dating back to more than 2,000 years.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Zinke won’t eliminate any national monuments
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Thursday he won’t seek to rescind any national monuments carved from the wilderness and oceans by past presidents. But he said he will press for …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper says Germans among Wobblies held for tribunals
The Spokesman-Review fanned the flames of anti-Wobbly suspicion with a front page story hinting that Germans were among the 27 men rounded up at the Industrial Workers of the World …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 9:50 a.m.
Racism in the Valley: A pattern – past and present
Central Washington, like many communities across the country, has a history of racism. Despite those who may want to believe Yakima is the exception, the reality is it persists.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017
Lawrence A. Kuznar: Detestable monuments should remain
When racists revere these monuments, those of us who oppose racism should double our efforts to use these monuments as tools for education.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: With widow’s visit, city hears case for Irish independence
Mrs. F. Sheehy Skeffington, widow of an Irishman killed in the 1916 Easter Uprising, was in Spokane to deliver a lecture on the troubles afflicting Ireland.
Tue., Aug. 15, 2017
100 years ago in North Idaho: Attorney gets lost during Lake Pend Oreille fishing trip
Edward A. Davis, a Pasco attorney, was lost in the mountains south of Lake Pend Oreille for 48 hours.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Simone Askew is first black woman to lead West Point cadets
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Simone Askew marched into history Monday as the first black woman to lead the Long Grey Line at the U.S. Military Academy. After an early morning …
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017
Then and Now: Cascade steam laundry
If you were an early settler of the American west, having clean clothes to wear everyday was a luxury. Some of the first businesses in Spokane Falls in the 1880s …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Century-old $5 bill sold at auction for $11,000
Money may not grow on trees, but its value can grow.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Todd Hudson, co-owner of Hudson’s Hamburgers, dies at 53
Todd Hudson, the co-owner of Coeur d’Alene’s popular no-frills restaurant died Thursday after having previously been diagnosed with stomach cancer, the family confirmed Friday. Along with his brother, Steve, Todd …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Custom plane would call Pasco home, fly the world for research
Plans are being made to base a new aircraft at Pasco that will fly the world, collecting data on the Earth’s atmosphere.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Steptoe auto dealer arrives in Spokane with murder on his mind
Koman Belko, a Steptoe automobile dealer, and his business partner, D.W. Smith, were having a business dispute.
Sun., July 30, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Federal agents cross country to apprehend suspected German spy
Federal agents tracked Carl G. Grossmann from New York to Spokane, confronted him at the Davenport Hotel, and locked him up.
Fri., July 28, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Hunt for missing boy ends in tragic revelation
The disappearance of Claude Blakeslee, a 10-year-old orphan, had been a mystery for several days.
Mon., July 24, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: New fire adds to Harrison’s fears of foul play
Harrison, Idaho, had already suffered enough, but a new insult was added to the list.
Sun., July 23, 2017
100 years ago: Disbelief, suspicion as citizens of Harrison, ID, reel from fire
Residents of Harrison, Idaho, were still in shock as they tried to assess the magnitude of the disaster that had befallen their city the day before.
Sat., July 22, 2017
100 years ago in North Idaho: Half of Harrison destroyed by fire; 400 homeless
Half of Harrison, Idaho, was wiped out by a massive fire.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 4 p.m.
Skeletal remains found in Idaho badger hole are hundreds of years old
Authorities say human bones found protruding from a badger hole in southwestern Idaho are hundreds of years old and not connected to a crime.
Sun., July 16, 2017
Human history fed by wheat
From the ancient Egyptians to farm kids riding on Palouse tractors, the history of wheat spans our history.