Stories tagged: History
Sun., June 4, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Local Greeks for American Red Cross
About 70 Greeks, “representing practically the entire colony in Spokane,” showed their patriotic spirit by donating a total of $250 to the American Red Cross.
Sun., June 4, 2017
A brief history of the apple
The apple was first domesticated in southern Kazakhstan about 4,000 years ago. The fruit has played heavily into art and literature in various cultures. However, apples do not appear in …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: As automobiles proliferated, so did the rules governing them
Spokane motorists were forced to learn a long list of new rules, as a sweeping new traffic ordinance took effect.
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Davenport doorman honored for 75 years of service
John Reed is the historic Davenport Hotel’s longest-serving employee, and now, at 86, he said he doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 5 a.m.
Women in construction: Four friends reminisce on careers in a male-dominated industry
A chance comment led four friends into decadeslong careers in construction and road work, making them some of the first women in the city to join Local 238.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Priscilla Wegars receives award for work with Asian-American Comparative Collection
Priscilla Wegars, recipient of Idaho State Historical Society’s Esto Perpetua award, has made a career out of exploring and sharing the history of Asian workers and culture in the Inland …
UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Idaho World War II-era internment camp opens visitor center
Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the …
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Civil War reenactment recalls Peninsula Campaign of 1862
Civil War re-enactors worked to bring life to a battle from the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, at Deep Creek Farm in Medical Lake, Washington.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Oregon man sentenced for damaging archaeological site
A Grants Pass, Oregon, man was sentenced in federal court to three years of probation for excavating and damaging an archaeological site on federal land.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
As New Orleans silences its Confederate past, Alabama lawmakers grasp firmly onto historical monuments
Alabama lawmakers have voted to prohibit any alterations to Confederate monuments or markers. With a vote of 69-29, the House accepted final revisions Friday and sent the bill to Gov. …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 6:59 a.m.
Agriculture museum in Pomeroy showcases Eastern Washington’s wheat farming past with help from Spokane man’s collection
The Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum in Pomeroy features a collection of tractors and farm-life relics from the region’s rich wheat farming heritage.
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6 a.m.
In the 17th century tulip bulb mania created the world’s first speculative bubble
In the 1600s the price of tulip bulbs in Holland soared. A single bulb could cost more than a house and in some cases tulip bulbs were used as a …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Removal of Confederate icons stirs nuanced, varied reactions
The second second of four monuments to the Confederate era was taken down Thursday in New Orleans.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Egypt: 4000-year old funerary garden discovered in Luxor
Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that a Spanish archaeological mission has discovered a nearly 4000-year old funerary garden in the southern city of Luxor.
UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War
President Donald Trump made puzzling claims about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War in an interview, suggesting he was uncertain about the origin of the conflict while claiming that Jackson …
Mon., May 1, 2017
Then and Now: Then and Now: Mica brickyard
Inventor Charles Oudin and other partners founded American Fire Brick Co. in Mica in 1902. And they’ve been making bricks there ever since.
Sun., April 30, 2017
Five objects: Spokane’s history as told through five pieces housed in the Northwest Room
An old map. A public document. A historic photo. All help tell the tale of Spokane – how it was settled, how it developed and how it transformed
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Neanderthals in California? Maybe so, provocative study says
A startling new report asserts that the first known Americans arrived much, much earlier than scientists thought – more than 100,000 years ago – and maybe they were Neanderthals.
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Rare copy of Declaration of Independence found – in England
A rare second parchment copy of the Declaration of Independence has been found – in England.
Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Archosaur fossils are forcing scientists to rethink evolution of dinosaurs
Scientists have identified one of the earliest known dinosaur relatives – and it doesn’t look anything like they expected.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 1:06 p.m.
Wallet discovered in downtown Spokane building belongs to Women’s Army Corps veteran, dates to 1950s
The effects of Isolde Zitzewitz, who served in the military for decades and attained high security clearance according to her nephew, tumbled out of a pipe in the old Macy’s …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Kirtland Cutter-designed cinerarium at Riverside Memorial Park may be eligible for National Register of Historic Places
Within Riverside Memorial Park are several large and elegant mausoleums containing the remains of some noted individuals and families from the region’s early development, including Louis Davenport and the August …
Wed., April 12, 2017
Browne’s Addition residents given construction reprieve to apply for historic designation
The Spokane City Council’s unanimous action Monday to halt demolition permits in the historic Browne’s Addition neighborhood for six months gives residents time to apply for city designation as a …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Clarksville: Gravestone of Wallace’s founder returns to North Idaho thanks to restaurateur
With all due respect to Thomas Wolfe, it appears you can go home again. Sort of. Consider the strange case of Col. William Ross Wallace, who has returned to the …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park
In a brief 24-year period, an area near where the Looff Carrousel now sits housed hundreds of Japanese and Chinese immigrants. Recent archaeological finds could be evidence of their culture, …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
Then and Now: Galax Hotel
Then and now offers a glimpse of Spokane as it was a century ago.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 7:27 p.m.
Historic restoration of Jesus’ burial shrine completed
Just in time for Easter, a Greek restoration team has completed a historic renovation of the Edicule, the shrine that tradition says houses the cave where Jesus was buried and …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Neanderthal menu: Woolly rhino in Belgium, mushrooms in Spain
Eating like a caveman meant chowing down on woolly rhinos and sheep in Belgium, but munching on mushrooms, pine nuts and moss in Spain. It all depended on where they …
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking
It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship …