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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago N.E. Heath, a young Idaho farmer, and Mildred Kittrell, his sweetheart, had secured a marriage license in Lewiston and were headed to Kendrick, Idaho, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago About 500 visitors flocked to Spangle for the opening of the new Spokane County Infirmary and Home for the Poor.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Frances King Headlee, assistant state labor commissioner, reported that conditions for working women and girls in Spokane were beginning to improve.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review ran a feature on a company responsible for building a great deal of Spokane: The Washington Brick, Lime and Sewer Pipe Co.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Joseph Rudersdorf, manager of the Spokane Humane Society, was taking the lead on a plan to protect circus and vaudeville animals from neglect and …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police Chief William Weir reluctantly allowed more than 15 firearms to be sold at a police auction of “unclaimed items.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane entertainment era ended with the sale of the Sullivan & Considine theatrical syndicate to Marcus Loew and associates of New York.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two railroad men were killed and four other people injured when a Great Northern passenger train collided head-on with a freight train at Thama, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago With benefit of hindsight, we know that World War I was looming in Europe.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A custodian making the rounds of the Realty Building came upon the body of Patrick S. Byrne, 58, Spokane’s mayor from 1901 to 1903.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The end of an era was approaching for Indian Canyon, just west of the city.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The vice president of the Great Northern Railway predicted a flood of tourists in the summer to Glacier Park.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago One member of the Spokane Tribe was dead and another under arrest after a fight turned bloody in a camp above the Spokane River …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The first “agnostic funeral service” in Spokane was held for Frank Pletsch, 76, a Peaceful Valley pioneer.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Police still had no clues in the disappearance of Ole Hermanson, who went out for a walk downtown and never returned.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A farmer named Andrew Aldridge, 66, of Bonners Ferry, had been quarreling with his neighbor A.F. Waterman, 65, about the property line. Several times, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Friends, relatives and police were on a frantic search for Ole Hermansen, 55, of Spokane, who disappeared after going for a walk downtown.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago F.S. Gilbert, of Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England, arrived at Milan, Wash., just north of Chattaroy, to embark on his new life as a stock-raising …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Sidney Johnson, 36, passed an eventful night in his Spokane apartment.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Maj. Gen. Arthur Murray delivered a stirring endorsement of Fort George Wright.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane audiences certainly had plenty of entertainment options over the weekend. Here are a few:


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two robbers probably did not realize who they were holding up when they accosted Flora M. Bilkiss on a dark roadside near Garden Springs.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Doukhobor religious sect was threatening an alarming form of protest in Nelson, B.C.: a naked march through the streets.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Washington Water Power, which owned the big Natatorium Park, was pondering this profound question: Should the tango be allowed at the amusement park’s dance …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Readers were amused by “one of the most hotly contested divorce cases” in Spokane courtrooms, in which Olga McCoy was seeking a divorce from …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Something unprecedented was about to happen 3,000 feet down in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan Mine: the filming of a movie.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The three-member crew of a Great Northern ditcher (like a steam shovel) was attempting to clear a large landslide that had covered the tracks …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The president of the Spokane School Board told the city’s grade school teachers that the board could not give them the raise they requested, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s grade school teachers told the Spokane School Board that their pay was too low and that the result was widespread “discontent.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The jury in the Mitch Nance murder trial failed to reach a verdict, and the prosecutor said he would immediately ask for a new …


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