Stories tagged: History
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
Then & Now: Sperry Flour Mill
Austin Sperry founded the Sperry Flour Company in Stockton, California, around 1850. At that time, the gold rush miners were fed with flour shipped from South America and the East …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 2:34 p.m.
Spokane descendant visits Georgetown as school announces plan to make amends for sale of slaves
As Georgetown University announces its plans to make amends for the sale of slaves in the 1830s, a Spokane resident and descendant of a man sold tours the institution for …
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016
Then and Now: The Mayfair Café
The Mayfair Café at the corner of West Second Avenue and Washington Street was torn down recently to create a parking lot. The one-story structure was built in 1890, the …
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016
Then & Now: Earl Clack and Husky Oil
When you see an advertisement extolling the quality of one brand of auto gas over another, think of H. Earl Clack of Havre, Montana.
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016
Then and Now: John W. Graham and Co.
John W. Graham, born 1860 in Rockport, Indiana, knew how to sell.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
Front Porch: Cemeteries provide intriguing, moving glimpse at region’s history
No matter what kind of map I’d have, locating a particular grave stone was usually a challenge, and I’d often flag down a groundskeeper to help me in the task. …
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 5:18 p.m.
Historic ferry returns to Astoria as tourist attraction
A ferry that once plied the Columbia River between Astoria and Washington state will soon be back in service as a tourist attraction.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 4:36 p.m.
Donations keep iconic Queen Elizabeth I portrait in Britain
A rare 16th century portrait of Queen Elizabeth I will become public property after a donations appeal raised 10 million pounds ($13 million) to keep it in Britain.
Mon., July 25, 2016
Then and Now: Universal Auto Co.
Phillip Garnett came to Spokane in 1917 as a regional representative for the Ford Company. He was stationed at Universal Auto Company in Spokane, the Ford dealership. Before he was …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
App makes users Washington State Insiders
Washington State Insider phone app features almost 100 historic sites in Washington.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
Solar plane flies over Egypt pyramids on globe-circling trip
Flying through the haze over the pyramids of Giza, an experimental solar-powered airplane arrived on Wednesday in Egypt as part of its globe-circling voyage.
Sat., July 9, 2016, 11:13 p.m.
City archivist opened a stunning view into Seattle’s past
SEATTLE – Scott Cline remembers the creation of the Seattle Municipal Archives some 31 years ago. “I went around to city agencies to see what they had kept … in …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Yellowstone park gets $250K grant to preservation project
Yellowstone National Park has been awarded a $250,000 grant to make repairs to historic stonework at one of 10 sites overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
Vintage World War ll aircraft land in Yakima
A small collection of vintage World War II airplanes has begun landing at the Yakima Air Terminal for a three day visit.
Tue., June 28, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Funeral for World War II Doolittle Raider held in Missoula
MISSOULA – Missoula and America said goodbye Monday to a quiet hero in ground-shaking fashion. First a B-1 Bomber from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota thundered northwest to …
Mon., June 13, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Georgetown president, descendant of college’s sold slaves meet in Spokane
After Georgetown University maintained for years there were no surviving descendants of slaves sold in 1838, its current president sat down with one for the first time Monday in Spokane.
Wed., May 25, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Scientists: Neanderthals, more complex than thought, made underground stone rings
BERLIN – Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable …
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
Site of Bear River Massacre in Idaho pinpointed, archaeologist says
An archaeologist says the exact location of the Bear River Massacre in eastern Idaho has been determined.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 5 p.m.
Genealogical society pieces together history of Georgetown University slaves
A team of volunteers toils each week at the downtown Spokane Public Library, trying to fill in the fates of a slave family sold from Maryland in 1838 to fund …
Tue., May 3, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
Boiling water may have carved mysterious streaks on Mars, study finds
Those mysterious dark lines that grow and fade on some of the Red Planet’s slopes might not have all been caused by water flowing on the surface, but violently boiling …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 1:18 p.m.
230 million-year-old dinosaur footprint found in north Spain
Spain says a footprint of a dinosaur that roamed the area 230 million years ago has been found in northeastern Catalonia, and says it’s the best preserved dinosaur print seen …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
CIA should not have ‘live-tweeted’ bin Laden raid, critics say
Twitter users reacted with criticism and confusion after the CIA “live-tweeted” the Osama bin Laden raid that ended with his death five years ago. The “live-tweets,” posted Sunday as if …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American
The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Scientists discover skull and neck fossils of titanosaur
Perhaps the most complete skull and neck fossil of a titanosaur – the family of long-necked, long-tailed dinosaurs that were the largest creatures ever to walk on Earth – has …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Bill introduced in Senate to return Kennewick Man to tribes
A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to require the federal government to give the bones of Kennewick Man back to the Indian tribes from which he descended.
Wed., April 27, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Teddy Roosevelt sweeps Spokane County in confusing vote
Teddy Roosevelt swept Spokane County in a Republican presidential preference poll, winning 727 votes, compared to 376 for the second place finisher, Charles E. Hughes.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 6:49 a.m.
Clark County woman sells plane used to spy on Nazis
On Friday, Sally Runyan will say goodbye to a piece of history: a 1936 Lockheed 12A that has a special story. Of the 130 of these planes built, the one …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
Smithsonian to include two Bill Cosby items in new history museum
The Smithsonian will display two items related to Bill Cosby at its new African-American history museum on the National Mall and has no current plans to acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
Wyoming dinosaur footprint officially measured
Young guys and old fossils seem to converge in a unique and special way in Glenrock, Wyoming.
Wed., March 2, 2016, 12:12 p.m.
Elvis attraction in Vegas closes amid business dispute
An Elvis Presley exhibit that opened at a Las Vegas casino-hotel with great fanfare last year has abruptly closed amid a leasing dispute that involves hundreds of the King’s artifacts.