The Spokesman-Review ran a profile of Julius A. Zittel, one of the city’s leading architects.
James J. Hill, 77, known as the “Empire Builder,” died at his home in St. Paul.
From our archives, 100 years ago Arthur Enquist, 37, a Spokane police van driver, was fishing on Deer Lake when he landed a large mackinaw trout. He was thrilled and …
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.
Miss Mary Moody Parker, an evangelist, told a crowd of 700 women that “Spokane is more honeycombed in unbelief than any city I have been in in the past 15 …
Spokane School Board considered a $500,000 bond to remedy crowded and unsafe conditions at area schools.
The army commandant at Fort George Wright addressed a huge crowd of Spokane socialists and delivered a message that many opposed.
A Spokane plumber, 23, committed a new category of crime in Spokane. He stole “gasoline from an auto by use of a siphon.”
From our archives, 100 years ago
From our archives, 100 years ago John Tyrell, 37, from Montana, made two blunders when he arrived at the Wayne Hotel in Spokane late at night.
More than 400 employees of Pacific Telephone and Telegraph crowded into the Auditorium Theater to hear an exhibition of the latest — and most astonishing — long distance telephone technology.
Accused bigamist George E. Laird, 49, was arrested in Steptoe after a manhunt “across the continent and back.”
Spokane’s Good Government League formally requested that the city government get into the municipal dance business.
A headline in the Spokane Daily Chronicle announced an “epochal event” in Spokane: The passing of the “Owl” streetcar.
Marie Giroux, the sensational “woman sleuth” who helped shut down several Spokane’s brothels, died of tuberculosis at age 33.
Many of Spokane’s “foreign colonies” — meaning, ethnic communities — celebrated Christmas with colorful events.
The Salvation Army provided 100 dinner baskets for Spokane’s neediest families - and “chicken legs protruded enticingly from every one.”
In 1915, many people still used candles as Christmas lights.
The following Power Outage Diary was found nailed to a splintered power pole on the South Hill: Day One: We stand at our back window and marvel at the most …
Jack Strube, described as a “saloon man” from Seattle, was walking across the Spokane River at the Trent Bridge with three young relatives.
Bryn Stowe, 12, was walking home from Whittier School when a masked assailant jumped out of the bushes, thrust a revolver in her face, slapped a hand over her mouth …
Louis Birklund, 25, on trial for robbing the Citizen’s Savings and Loan Bank in Spokane, had an unusual defense.
From our archives, 100 years ago E.K. Stedman, railroad clerk and devoted fisherman, wrote what he called an “idyll” of the tail end of the fishing season.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Hillyard city council authorized a “three-minute jitney” service between Hillyard and downtown Spokane.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Eagles’ “Mardi Gras Carnival,” the culmination of the big convention of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, created a “riot of confetti and costumes” …
From our archives, 100 years ago About 100 Italian army reservists were seen off by well-wishers at the Union Depot in Spokane. A band was on the platform to add …
From our archives, 100 years ago Eddie Westrom and Roy Stovall, both 11, were playing on the banks of the Spokane River near Howard Street when suddenly, an apparition floated …
What, exactly, is the dreaded Organ Recital? It’s a monologue prompted by a seemingly innocent question – “So, what have you been up to lately?” – and it goes something …
Shakespeare, in his great “Seven Ages of Man” speech from “As You Like It,” leaves out an age, somewhere between the fat, smug fellow of late-middle age and the slippered …
Every year, when December arrives, I dread the arrival of the Inland Northwest’s ugliest kind of winter weather. Snow? Of course not. Snow is white and cheerful.