From our archives, 100 years ago A drunken locomotive engineer and two policemen engaged in a bloody gun duel on the downtown streets — and it all began when a …
From our archives, 100 years ago Police were certain of one thing – someone shot J.L. Watson, a shoemaker, during a lodging house fracas – but they weren’t certain if …
Two prisoners – age 13 and 15 – made a daring jail break from the Spokane County Courthouse.
Five young, single Spokane women were vying to win a lucrative popularity contest.
The swimming hole on Hangman Creek, not far from Riverside Avenue, was the site of a tragedy.
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was celebrating the arrival of little Nanette Harvey, 5, a war orphan who made a 7,000-mile journey from her native Ireland.
From our archives, 100 years ago The headline was startling, considering it was August 19: “First Snow on Mount Spokane.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Acclaimed mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was in Spokane, and was interviewed by a Spokane Daily Chronicle reporter on the subject of – being …
From our archives, 100 years ago Lewis and Clark High School’s night class schedule included – for the first time in its history – classes in salesmanship for girls.
From our archives, 100 years ago The medical director of the Spokane Public Schools announced plans to vaccinate Spokane children against whooping cough.
Republican presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes hammered his Democratic opponent, incumbent Woodrow Wilson, in speeches in Coeur d’Alene and Spokane.
A large photo of Spokane’s high-profile visitor filled much of the front page: Republican presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes.
From our archives, 100 years ago J.A. Myers, a janitor at Spokane’s Masonic Temple, kept a diary every day for 32 and a half years – and it was full …
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s city labor agent, Joe Adams, said one incentive was proving particularly useful in rounding up laborers for a work camp in Paola, Montana.
From our archives, 100 years ago Famous mystery author Mary Roberts Rinehart was planning a Spokane visit.
From our archives, 100 years ago More than 100 volunteers were searching for Abner G. Kerns, a former Idaho state senator and prominent Wallace attorney.
From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. M.B. Chasse filed for a license to operate a jitney bus business, which would make her the only woman in Spokane in the …
From our archives, 100 years ago
Richard Peterson and Gus Hamilton, both 22, were victims of a classic bunco trick.
A “plague of frogs” descended upon Black Lake in Idaho.
The city was abuzz with talk of a celebrity marriage – or what passed for one in 1916 Spokane.
The Spokane County Bar Association was investigating allegations that Police Court Judge Fred Witt visited several prisoners in jail and offered them immunity in the Spokane Hotel bootlegging case.
The president of the company that owned the Spokane Hotel, William S. Norman, was found guilty of bootlegging, along with several subordinates.
From our archives, 100 years ago: Julius Zittel, the Spokane County chairman of the Democratic Party, was lambasted by the local German-American Society for allegedly saying, in print, “We don’t …
The Spokesman-Review was doing something unusual by today’s standards. It was holding its own “ballot referendum.”
From our archives, 100 years ago A baseball game at Loon Lake turned into a massive base-brawl, as dozens of men and women spectators from both sides ended up in …
From our archives, 100 years ago Evelyn Mack, 10, and Margaret Shaw, 9, were not the typical runaways. These were two fiercely determined little runaways.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s front page cartoon showed a man labeled “Mr. Nearly Every Man,” perusing the list of Colville Reservation land drawing winners. He had …
The biggest show in Spokane was taking place at the American Theater – the land drawing for the Colville Reservation.
From our archives, 100 years ago Nine employees of the Western Pine Manufacturing Co. came up with an excellent idea for a prank. They decided to “kidnap” fellow employee Bernard …