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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A heartbreaking tableau was discovered in a tidy mountain cabin north of Murray, Idaho: the bodies of a 74-year-old man, Charles Kell, and his …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The state was scandalized by the arrest of diplomat Harry E. Nolan, of North Yakima, recently appointed as secretary to the U.S. legation in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s infatuation with Theodore Roosevelt reached its highest level yet when the feisty Bull Moose Party candidate arrived on a campaign swing.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago About 70 scientists from America and Europe planned to spend an entire day touring one of the Inland Northwest’s natural wonders, the Grand Coulee.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mattie Kelly, one of the richest women on the Colville Reservation, was the cause of what the paper called a small “war” at her …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Northern Pacific brakeman wished he had never broken railroad rules and obtained free travel passes for his sweetheart, Myrtle, under the pretense that …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The court bailiff counted the jurors in the Spokane County Courthouse jury room and came up with 13. He shook his head and counted …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A young Coeur d’Alene couple walked 275 miles over Snoqualmie Pass – pushing their baby in a perambulator (baby carriage).


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A North Idaho rancher stood outside a socialist meeting in Enaville, Idaho, with a rifle in his hand. Then he waited until the crowd …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Eugene V. Debs, the socialist candidate for president, paraded through Spokane along with 300 marchers and then gave a fiery speech at the American …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane city inspectors uncovered a clever scam being pulled on the railroad companies. Men were getting free rides to British Columbia by posing as …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago People in the Manito-Grand Boulevard neighborhood were planning an odd fundraiser for a proposed new neighborhood church.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago In 1910, a masked and armed man crept through an open window of the Hancox residence on the South Hill.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane couple traveled to Coeur d’Alene to get married.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Gardner Brothers Saloon in Tekoa, in which four people died, had been a well-known trouble spot for years in the Palouse.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Four men were dead, including Tekoa’s marshal and deputy sheriff, in a tragedy that began with a saloon poker game.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A brave railroad fireman saved the lives of his conductor, engineer and eight other men in a thrilling rescue at the Stampede Pass tunnel …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The following words, uttered by Marguerite Motie (Miss Spokane) ushered in a new era for Spokane’s loftiest landmark:


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Teachers in Kellogg were banned from public dances.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Great Apple Way, the ambitious auto highway from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene, was moving closer to completion.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two Walla Walla lawyers went on a huckleberry picking expedition to the Blue Mountains.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Japanese aviator gave a spectacular performance at Liberty Lake in an exhibition.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A 3-year-old waded into a pile of street tar left over from some construction, which workers had accidentally dumped into the street.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Judge George Turner wanted the city of Spokane to stay out of the morality business.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A number of boys playing in a downtown neighborhood became angry at one of their number, Arthur Fay, 10, over “some trifling thing.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The travails of Spokane policeman Daniel Millane continued.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 75 years ago A laundry workers’ strike had Spokane agitated in 1937.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The spectacular Barnum & Bailey Circus rolled into the Recreation Park grounds and a “monster crowd” was there to meet it.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s railroad depot masters said they had no plans to institute a rule recently adopted in Swiss train depots: No kissing on the platform.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Hotel’s house detective, Bill Shannon, known as “the hobo’s nemesis,” hid behind a pillar in the lobby, eyeing his prey.


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