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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The mysterious case of the disappearing Spokane mining man, Maurice H. Hare, finally was solved. He was in Los Angeles, under doctor’s care for …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. Williams, a lodging house proprietor, woke up to flames in her house in LaCrosse, in Whitman County. The fire was in a room …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A fire began in a Northport stable-garage and within 90 minutes, two-thirds of Northport’s business district was destroyed.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A coroner’s jury ruled that Robert Miller, the young “Negro chauffeur” found dead in his room above a garage, did not die of a …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The city was buzzing about a spectacular Spokane Indians baseball game, a 20-inning affair that ended with a 6-1 Spokane victory over Seattle.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was making plans to dedicate its first public swimming pool at what it called the “Sinto Triangle” near the Mission Avenue bridge.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Samuel R. Clemens, a Colfax farmer, had eluded capture for more than 14 years after he shot and killed a young man who had …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A veteran baseball player engaged in one of the sport’s oldest pastimes: finding fault with young players, compared with the vastly superior old-timers.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The temperature hit 99 degrees in Spokane, which caused the Park Board to open the new swimming pool on East Mission Avenue a few …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A number of small boys were wreaking havoc on orchards in the Altamont neighborhood. They were climbing the trees, eating the fruit and “cursing …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. M.S. Lamereaux, of Chicago, addressed a group of local Sunday school teachers and identified the biggest problem facing women in 1914: anything modern.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago One of the most popular summer excursions in the region was advertised with this headline: “The Shadowy St. Joe River.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane Mayor W.J. Hindley, who also served as the city’s theatrical censor, said he believed that the specialty act of Billie McDermott and Hester …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Word continued to trickle in about holiday fireworks accidents. The most serious occurred on a houseboat on Lake Coeur d’Alene.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Police reported that Spokane had a relatively safe and sane Fourth of July, but only because it rained a half-inch.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Drenching rain put a damper on the Fourth of July celebrations. Even the big fireworks display at Natatorium Park was canceled.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. J. Neilson Barry, of Spokane, tried to warn parents about the menaces of the annual injury festival called the Fourth of July.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane policeman named Tynan came upon a startling sight at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Maple Street: a one-legged dancing skeleton.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Washington Gov. Ernest Lister laid the cornerstone of the Cheney Normal School (which evolved into Eastern Washington University) in front of a crowd of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The sensational divorce trial of mining millionaire Volney D. Williamson ended with a mixed decision.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s youthful joy riders – three boys and three girls, ages 17 to 19 – were still on the loose somewhere in the middle …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The parents of six Spokane teenagers were nervous wrecks because their children – three boys and three girls – had embarked on a “joy …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago About 300 people watched in horror as three Spokane boys struggled in the icy waters of Liberty Lake after their sailboat “turned turtle” in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two boys, about 8, were playing with a shotgun in a farmhouse near Ione. The gun accidentally went off, and pellets tore into one …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A murder mystery unfolded in a remote cabin 8 miles from Hope, Idaho, near the Green Monarch Mine.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A huge crowd gathered at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes for the “most noted celebration in the history of the Catholic Church …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The divorce trial of Spokane millionaire Volney Williamson dominated the front pages for the third straight week, and the story was beginning to take …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A widower in Hackensack, New Jersey, found he could no longer care for his two girls, Dorothy, 9, and Mary, 3. So he tearfully …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Jack Robinson, 30, a one-legged ironworker, jumped into the Spokane River above the Washington Street bridge and then said to some bystanders on shore, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Lem Lindsey, 31, described as a Spokane “Negro barber,” had spent six months in jail for shooting and wounding two men in an altercation …