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  • Then and Now: The Cowen Building

    A seafaring Swedish immigrant named Carl Fogelquist arrived in 1908 and put his name on quality men’s fashion in Spokane. He had served in the Swedish merchant marine before coming …


  • Then and Now: 24/7 pharmacy a true lifesaver

    Pharmacists Joseph Hart and Owen Dilatush were confident they could build Spokane’s next great drug store. Hart had managed a large store in Seattle and worked in William Murgittroyd’s Prescription …


  • Then and Now: Radio Central Building

    George Heidinger founded Eilers Music House in 1900, an era when pianos, sheet music and the Victrola were a booming business. Eilers moved to a seven-story building on the southeast …


  • Then and now: Spokane’s railroad history

    Robert Strahorn was a businessman, writer and promoter who was 25 when he was hired by Jay Gould of the Union Pacific Railroad as a publicist. For several years, Strahorn, …


  • Then and Now: Pfister Bowling and Billiards

    From 1905 to about 1912, Henry L. Haupt ran one of Spokane’s most popular entertainment venues, The Pfister Bowling and Billiards, a place where a man could get a cigar, …


  • Then and Now: The Symons buildings

    Capt. Thomas W. Symons of the U.S. Engineers Corps was born in 1849 in Keeseville, New York, and attended West Point in 1870. He came west to work on the …


  • Then & Now: Railroads vs. paved roads

    The Spokane River cut Spokane in half, complicating the work of the town’s first settlers. Once bridges were built, though, development went swiftly.


  • Inside knowledge

    Basketball enabled 1968 Ferris graduate Dennis Phillips an opportunity to circle the globe as a player; to become a coach, educator and administrator privy to the mire of collegiate sports. …


  • Then & Now: Derek Sparks gives back

    hen the man in the gray sweat suit speaks, others listen. He is engaged in conversation with an older man on the second floor of The Bookie, Washington State’s student …


  • Former GSL record holder uses hands instead of feet

    Randy Jones wasn’t a fly-by-night placekicker in the Greater Spokane League back in the mid 1990s. In fact, he was one in a long line of highly successful kickers who …


  • A jockey’s odyssey

    While mathemat- icians might be tempted to disagree, Akifumi Kato continues to demonstrate that the shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line. Those who remember horse …


  • His mark on the game

    The hard part is Sunday. That’s the day that reminds Reid Hatley what might have been. That’s the day his old roommate, Ricky Barnes, might be contending with one of …


  • Former U-Hi athlete would like NBA job

    Inderbir Gill has a pretty lofty dream. Gill wants to be the first Spokane high school graduate to be in the NBA since Adam Morrison.


  • Former U-Hi athlete would like NBA job

    Inderbir Gill has a pretty lofty dream. Gill wants to be the first Spokane high school graduate to be in the NBA since Adam Morrison. The 2005 University High School …


  • Stage definitely bigger

    Trish Harnetiaux could only laugh when a friend she hadn’t seen in years came to a stop outside her window seat at a downtown Spokane coffee shop to mouth, “Trish …


  • Stage definitely bigger for Harnetiaux

    Trish Harnetiaux could only laugh when a friend she hadn’t seen in years came to a stop outside her window seat at a downtown Spokane coffee shop to mouth, “Trish …


  • Holdin’ down the fort

    Jennifer Williams never really worried about taking her own path but it wasn’t that long ago that she realized where the strength to make her own way came from. “I …


  • Holdin’ down the fort

    Former Gonzaga Prep girls basketball star Jennifer Williams has landed in Tulsa, Okla., with two small daughters, Tessa, 2, and Ellie, 9 months, while her husband, Austin, an infantry platoon …


  • Then & Now: Lisa Comstock-Schultz

    When Eastern Washington University’s diminutive point guard Chene Cooper this year became the women’s basketball all-time assist leader at the school, she broke a record that had stood for more …


  • Lights, camera …

    A professional football career never panned out following a record-setting career as a wide receiver at Eastern Washington University, but Tony Brooks has never lost the thirst for competition. He …


  • She’s a wife and mother now

    It might have been the quickest interview for a “Then and Now” subject. “Then: young and vibrant,” Andee Schmick wrote. “Now: old and tired.”


  • Then & Now: Andee Schmick

    It might have been the quickest interview for a “Then and Now” subject. “Then: young and vibrant,” Andee Schmick wrote. “Now: old and tired.” But even though she is “unemployed” …


  • Photos Then & Now: Glitzy Garland Theatre opened in 1945

    Good wishes came via telegram from superstars Bing Crosby, Cary Grant and Bob Hope when the Garland Theatre opened in 1945. The stylish interior, the record and gift shop in …


  • Photos Then & Now: Public library

    The first libraries in Spokane, opening in 1880 and 1883, required paid memberships. Both failed. An effort in 1891 struggled, too, and the city took over the library and housed …


  • Photos: Howard bridge, among first to cross Spokane River

    Beginning in 1881 and continuing for most of a century, Howard Street traffic crossed the Spokane River over a series of three bridges – dubbed the Howard, Havermale and Washington …


  • Photos: Deer Park’s creation story a standard Western

    The history of Deer Park is a story mirrored throughout the West. Though a few pioneer families settled there in the 1880s, the town 25 miles north of downtown Spokane …


  • Then & Now photos: Motorcycle cops

    The motorcycle cops of the 1940s rode year-round, said retired officer Jack Latta, 88, who started patrolling Spokane streets in 1952. When winter came, Latta said, officers added sidecars for …


  • Photos Then & Now: The Interstate Fair

    According to spokanecounty.org, the earliest Spokane fair, the Washington and Idaho Fair, was held at Corbin Park in 1886, when neither territory was a state. For a while in the …


  • Then & Now photos: Hayden Lake Country Club

    The Hayden Lake Country Club, which started out as a collection of cabins on a beach on the lake’s west side, has long been the place to see and be …


  • Then & Now: Downtown Colfax

    Colfax, the county seat of Whitman County, was settled in the 1860s and incorporated in 1873. The town was originally called Belleville but was renamed to honor Schuyler Colfax, a …

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