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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss A. Johnson, 18, a teacher at a country school near Pomeroy, Washington, desperately wanted to get to Spokane for Christmas.


  • War Christmas, Carols at Night

    This story appeared in The Spokesman-Review on Jan. 3, 1915 HEADQUARTERS OF THE TENTH GERMAN INFANTRY DIVISION ON THE RAWKA RIVER, POLAND, Dec. 26, via courier to Berlin, thence to …


  • Foes hobnob in trench

    This story appeared in The Spokesman-Review, Jan. 3, 1915 BOULOGNE, December 26 – A British soldier relates a remarkable story of how the English and Germans hobnobbed in the same …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago C.M. Fassett, Spokane’s mayor, delivered a “Christmas Card From the Mayor to the People of Spokane” on the front page of the Spokane Daily …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago C.J. Veddor, a Spokane city inspector, and his wife were thrilled to receive a letter from their son, Edward Veddor, 28, who had left …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The employees of three Spokane department stores received an excellent Christmas present: a full week of extra pay.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page waxed poetic about “The Yuletide Spirit in Spokane.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago John Benton, 9, was arrested for “nearly throwing several Washington Water Power interurban trains down the cliffs at Garden Springs.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago C. Jay Boyington, the principal of Webster School, believed the boys at his school were getting a little too shaggy. He got “tired of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago W. Lawson, a Spokane man, received a letter from his brother, Fred Lawson, serving with the British marines in Belgium, describing the horrors of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a heartfelt Christmas letter asking Spokane residents to please remember the “1,000 inmates of the Eastern Hospital for the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two big stars – Sophie Tucker and tenor John McCormack – were playing shows in Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Virginia Riblet, of Spokane, took on the job of being, in essence, Spokane’s Santa Claus.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane County provided the cook of the county honor farm with a badly needed set of false teeth.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police were exasperated while trying to enforce the city’s new jaywalking ordinance. One officer was stymied by a string of circumstances:


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A young husband told a heartbreaking tale when he showed up at Spokane’s Benevolent Order of Good Fellows social services bureau.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Great War in Europe claimed another casualty – on a farm in Idaho.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A secret society was formed in Spokane with a subversive agenda: “To Make Faces Fertile.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Gottlieb Wierzbiski, 52, a tailor, was arrested for burglary and while in jail he evidently “lost his reason.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago May Arkwright Hutton was making a complete recovery from what she called “the valley of the shadow.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago C.M. Fassett was named mayor of Spokane by unanimous vote of his fellow city commissioners. He would finish out the term of the former …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A mysterious party of diggers alarmed residents of West Buckeye Avenue as they feverishly dug a large pit on a vacant lot.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A murder mystery was unfolding near a ranch outside of Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mayor W.J. Hindley dropped a strong hint about who would replace him as mayor during an emotional farewell at First Methodist Episcopal Church.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mayor W.J. Hindley said his goodbyes to Spokane during an emotional farewell banquet in the Davenport Hotel’s Elizabethan Room.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Howard Lyon, arrested the day before for having cached dozens of diamonds stolen in a Minneapolis jewel heist, claimed that he was an innocent …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago

    A young Spokane man named Howard Lyons led three detectives to a rock near the Northern Pacific tracks.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Wilson Sullivan, an Indian “of advanced age,” walked to Spokane from Walker Prairie, near Springdale, in order to buy some Thanksgiving dinner provisions.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police caused a scene of panic when they raided a Chinese and Japanese gambling house in Spokane’s Chinatown on Trent Avenue.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A 14-year-old Spokane boy wrote the following shocking note to his mother and placed it under a rock by the roadside near Hauser, Idaho: …