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  • Civil War memories

    As an avid genealogist, John Beam of Spokane was thrilled to find the Civil War diary of his great great uncle, Simon String, tucked away and forgotten in a drawer. …


  • Remembering the Snow

    In this Jan. 2008 video, Jim Kershner narrates an historical slideshow about past snowy winters in Spokane.


  • Then and Now II: Downtown Spokane

    Here is another slide show about the history of downtown Spokane from the archives of the Spokesman-Review. The photos date back as far as the mid 1880s, when Spokane buildings …


  • Then and Now: Downtown Spokane

    Here is another “Then and Now” presentation taken from the photo archives of the Spokesman-Review. Spokane, especially the downtown area, has a long and storied history of boom and bust, …


  • Hobo History

    From the Spokesman.com video archive: Jim Kershner looks at the history of Hobo culture in Spokane.


  • Time on His Hands

    A favorite from the 2007 video archive: He says he doesn’t know everything about clocks, but certainly, Nat Williams has enough knowledge to write a book. From repairs to the …


  • Gargoyles and Goddesses

    From the best of video archive: It is hard to miss Ruby Street Antiques at Mission and Ruby in Spokane. A wonderland of goddesses, statues, metal sculptures, oddities and antiques …


  • Evergreen Platoon reunites

    OLYMPIA – In 1968, 80 young men from Washington state stood in their white shirts and thin black ties in the echoing state Capitol and listened to then-Gov. Dan Evans …


  • Flong Time No See

    Shannon and Kenneth Boyd own what looks like an ordinary house in East Spokane - but underneath the old siding are 400 to 500 papier mache molds called “flongs,” used …


  • Looking Back: Patrice Munsel

    Spokane’s Patrice Munsel started her distinguished singing career at Lewis and Clark High School then later went on to become a famous Metropolitan opera star.


  • Passionate About Space

    Joe Bruce is passionate about outer space. He collects items from the space industry in his home, tours and teaches others about space history, and walks around in a blue …


  • Voices of War: Far, but not removed

    World War II veteran John H. Wills recounts his experiences in Iran during the war.


  • Looking back: The historic Fox Theater

    Spokesman-Review writer and historian, Jim Kershner takes a look at the long history of the Fox Theater.


  • Stupid Questions 2

    Who was your favorite president?


  • The Cataldo Mission

    The Coeur d’Alene Tribe, the Idaho State Parks Department and other donors and interested citizens gathered Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2007 to break ground for a new visitors’ center and museum …


  • THE FALLS: Stupid Questions 2

    What is the worst job you have had?


  • Sandpoint High School

    When a chain-link fence went up around the old Sandpoint High School, local residents worried that the red-brick structure was slated for the wrecking ball. Instead, the fence was the …


  • Voices of War: Wake Island capture

    WWII veteran Frank Mace tells about the execution of U.S. military personnel after being captured at Wake Island.


  • Voices of War: Live torpedo

    WWII veteran Frank Mace tells about disarming a torpedo while working on a Japanese ship as a P.O.W.


  • Voices of War: It finally ends

    WWII veteran Frank Mace tells about how he learned about the war being ended while in a Japanese P.O.W. camp.


  • WWII vet Frank Mace

    WWII veteran Frank Mace talks about his experiences.


  • Miniature Memories

    Dorothea Kennedy has captured much of her family history from the 1800’s and replicated the memories into dolls and dollhouses. She has spent the last 25 years learning and developing …


  • Evelyn Conant

    Evelyn Conant lived in the Davenport Hotel while it was closed to business.


  • John Reed

    John Reed has been involved with the Davenport Hotel since 1943.


  • Fire at the Corbin Mansion

    Firefighters quickly knocked down and contained a blaze to the attic at the Corbin Mansion, Aug. 21, 2007, but the historic building did not escape damage.


  • Memories of Elvis’ visit to Spokane

    A former hotel employee recalls Elvis’ visit to Spokane in the 1970s.



  • Antiques Roadshow

    Over six thousand people, most clutching family heirlooms, waited in long lines at the Spokane Convention Center Saturday to have their treasures evaluated by professional appraisers with the Public Broadcasting’s …


  • Fox sign

    A crane installs the refurbished Fox Theater sign.


  • Canadians fete WWI vet in Spokane

    Canada’s last surviving WWI veteran, John Babcock, lives in Spokane. Canadian officials celebrated his upcoming 107th birthday with him at home.

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