Stories tagged: History
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.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement
Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area.
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016, 8:47 p.m.
Oregon college plans Whiteness History Month project
An Oregon college intends to undertake a project on racism that it says examines how white privilege affects people’s daily lives. Called Whiteness History Month, the project at Portland Community …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
100 years ago in Spokane: A “saloon man” from Seattle jumps from the Trent Bridge
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 7:13 p.m.
Navy pilot, lost in winter storm in 1945, to be honored at Veterans Cemetery
Andy Norberg was just a few months old when his father, a Navy Reserve pilot, disappeared and was presumed dead. “Some of the things that I knew, when I grew …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 12:20 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Four old documentaries on Spokane worth watching
Robert L. Pryor was an early documentary filmmaker on Spokane.
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum volunteer gets talk flowing
Don Gorman began volunteering for the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum before it existed and he never quit. The way Gorman tells the story, he met Chuck King at a picnic …
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015
EWU ‘ancient alien’ course seeks to challenge how we decide on truth
Aliens built the pyramids. They used spaceships and laser beams. In fact, aliens are responsible for most of humanity’s greatest achievements. Or, if you’d rather, humans built them. They levered …
Mon., May 11, 2015
Effort underway to restore jail’s ‘gallows gates’ at county courthouse
Sue Walker hopes the gates that once welcomed Spokane criminals to their jail cells – and two to their deaths – will return as a symbol on the county courthouse …
Mon., May 11, 2015
Through the ‘gallows gates’
Two men were ordered hanged at the Spokane County Courthouse following convictions of first-degree murder. A third, Charles Brooks, was hanged in Spokane County in 1892 before the construction of …
Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
Amy Goodman: School board vs. civil disobedience
“Don’t make history a mystery” read one of the signs at a rally in Jefferson County, Colorado. High school students in this suburban district, referred to locally as “JeffCo,” have …
Sun., Aug. 3, 2014
Spokane’s Great Fire of 1889: How a catastrophe sparked a golden age
What was the most crucial year in Spokane’s history? Was it 1881, the year the city was incorporated?
Sat., June 21, 2014
Senator Sam Guess did things his way for 24 years
Thousands of motorists crossing the Spokane River on Division Street each day probably pay scant attention to the sign that marks the span as the Senator Sam C. Guess Memorial …
Thu., Jan. 16, 2014
Spokane Valley historian, educator Florence Boutwell dies
Florence B. Boutwell, an educator and historian whose books about Spokane Valley’s early years became the foundation for efforts to develop the local museum, has died at 94. “It’s a …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2013
Portrait of Yakama Indian Lokout adds to history of brother Qualchan
From 1907 to 1930, Seattle photographer Edward Curtis released 20 volumes of “The North American Indian,” a project that comprised 1,500 photographs of American Indians from tribes across the country. …
Sun., Nov. 10, 2013
In Nance Van Winckel’s second book out this year, a Spokane-centered family eyes its past
A train crash, a family swept to sea, a dropped baby, a botched surgery. The events in Nance Van Winckel’s short-story collection “Boneland” are dramatic and life-altering. But her stories …
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
C-SPAN to profile Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene’s history and literary life – yes, it has a literary life – will be featured on C-SPAN in December. A production team from the public affairs TV network …
Thu., Sept. 19, 2013
North Idaho College restores old powder magazine
History is written on the walls – literally and figuratively – of the 128-year-old powder magazine on the campus of North Idaho College. After a laborious three-year restoration, this Army …
Sun., Sept. 1, 2013
Local historians find proof of Chief Garry’s original tribal name
Chief Spokane Garry (ca. 1811-1892), the famed leader of the Spokane Indians, is one of the most extensively researched figures in Spokane’s history. Yet history has long been silent about …
Wed., April 10, 2013
On red alert
A simple recipe request sparked a recent red velvet immersion course. A grandmother called recently to ask for a red velvet recipe she could make for her grandson, who loves …
Thu., March 14, 2013
Priest Lake history told through just-released photo collection
Seventy years of Priest Lake history told through 380 photographs are now on display in your home, office or wherever you want to view them. The Priest Lake Museum Association …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
Valley museum series features talks by local historians
A new speaker series explores Spokane Valley’s history and culture as settlers founded their new homes along the Spokane River. The set of monthly presentations begins with the Jesuit missionaries, …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013
Millwood history buffs get beyond talk, start collecting stories
Bobbie Beese, Vikkie Naccarato, Barbara St. Clair and Sally Green have a common bond that brings them together on Wednesday afternoons – their passion for history. “We’re memory keepers,” St. …
Sat., Jan. 19, 2013
School report on ancestors uncovers details around decades-old murders
When 14-year-old Joselynn Tensley scrolled through rolls of microfilm for a school project, she uncovered the juicy details her great-great-grandmother hid from future generations: a sensational murder trial and a …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2012
Determined genealogists combine to restore memory of soldier
One mystery surrounding Pvt. Hugh McLaughlin was recently solved. For 106 years, the Confederate soldier’s body lay in an unmarked grave in Spokane’s Greenwood Memorial Terrace cemetery.