From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s streetcar companies were in a slump, partly because of the steep rise in auto ownership, and partly because of competition from the jitneys, …
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Amy Roberts, had the honor of being Spokane’s first “booze censor.”
From our archives, 100 years ago The faculty of the University of Washington voted 68 to 27 to retain compulsory military training for all freshman and sophomore men.
Spokane’s Good Government League formally requested that the city government get into the municipal dance business.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Washington State College football team “smeared” Brown University, 14-0, in Pasadena, proving that “West is Best,” according to a front-page headline.
From our archives, 100 years ago A front page cartoon showed an unhappy man riding a camel into a dry, dry desert.
From our archives, 100 years ago Police all over the state were preparing to “strictly enforce” the prohibition law, which would go into effect at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
From our archive, 100 years ago Albert Smith, 12, of Wallace, had a perfectly reasonable explanation for why he and his two pals, 11 and 10, ran away from that …
From our archive, 100 years ago
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.
From our archives, 100 years ago The proprietors of a large Spokane billiard hall closed a lease on one of the biggest saloons in Spokane, Jimmie Durkin’s No. 2 Place …
From our archives, 100 years ago Hugh L. Cooper, the New York engineer who designed Spokane’s Division Street bridge, said he did not believe the bridge’s fatal collapse was caused …
From our archives, 100 years ago Four experts examined the wreckage of the Division Street Bridge, in which five people were killed, and blamed “granulation or crystallization of one of …
From our archives, 100 years ago The Division Street Bridge collapse, which killed five, dominated the news the day after the disaster.
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the deadliest accidents in Spokane history occurred when the Division Street Bridge collapsed into the icy Spokane River just after 6 a.m.
From our archives, 100 years ago Aubrey L. White, president of the Park Board, was fuming over what the paper was calling a “tree slaughter.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Frank Lanik, 20, an Austrian, confessed to being a very hungry – and hopelessly inept – armed robber.
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane liked to think of itself as “happy, well-fed, well-kept and contented.”
From our archives, 100 years ago The principal of the Garfield School decided to test an “old libel” – that eighth graders no longer had a grasp of the fundamentals …
“An organized mob” of prominent citizens ran two Japanese laundrymen out of Oroville, wrecked their laundry with a fire hose and took the furnishings out into the street and burned …
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane people were taking sides over a new documentary film, “The Battle Cry of Peace,” scheduled for a run at the Clemmer Theater (today’s …
From our archives, 100 years ago A sizable earthquake shook the South Hill, especially the Cannon Hill and Rockwood areas.
From our archives, 100 years ago An editorial writer for The Spokesman-Review noted with alarm that 12 million Americans were foreign-born.
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane County jailers were accused of letting as many as 30 prisoners out of jail before their terms were up.
From our archives, 100 years ago Hillyard voters soundly defeated a proposition for annexation to Spokane, by a vote of 573 to 252.
From our archives, 100 years ago The Inland Automobile Association urged the passage of several new laws - including a law banning drivers under 16 - in an effort to …