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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Several Spokane police officers were under investigation for being just a little too friendly with the city’s women of the night.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Carl J. Brandon, the mystery man who had lost his memory, was still not reunited with his wife.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two old acquaintances positively identified a man who had lost his memory as C.J. Brandon, a prominent businessman from Malta, Montana.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A well-dressed man walked into the Spokane police station with an odd request: He wanted help in “finding himself.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s whiskey drinkers were beginning to make plans for the coming of statewide prohibition on Jan. 1, and Jimmie Durkin was offering to help.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago It was the second day of the Spokane Interstate Fair, but not all was gaiety.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Helen Klussman, 16, made a remarkable long-distance swim in Lake Coeur d’Alene. She went 7 ½ miles from Delcardo Bay to Coeur d’Alene.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago John M. Leake, 36, was in the Holley-Mason Hardware building looking for the lavatory.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Sister Bilkiss, Spokane’s fiery street evangelist, turned her ire on a deputy prosecutor during her trial for grand larceny.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Sister Bilkiss, aka Flora M. Bilkiss, Spokane’s most famous street evangelist, was arrested on a grand larceny warrant.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. D.D. Martin delivered a talk on what he called “the Negro question” to assembled delegates at a national Methodist Church conference in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Frank Wineland was hunting near Thompson Falls when he saw a bear in the brush. He opened fire.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The U.S. was still years from entering the European war, yet emotions were running ever higher in Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two burned bodies were found inside a ramshackle shack near the south bank of the Spokane River at Sheridan Street.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two unusual legal questions confronted Judge J. Stanley Webster: Was young M.C. Parsons sane? And was his recent marriage legal?


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago H.H. Woodbridge of Spokane strongly advised picking the beaver as the state animal “if some other state hasn’t beat us to it.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s critic gave a thumbs-up to the locally made film “A Matrimonial Mixup,” written by and starring Spokane “society maid” Miss Virginia Lee …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago In a Spokane speech, Dr. C.J. Hexamer, president of the German-American Alliance, listed the many virtues of Germany and noted that America’s national fiber …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Phil Lalone saw two men steal a suitcase from an auto on Summit Avenue and gave chase.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Ella Leaf, 18, one of the young people who took a notorious “joy ride” across the state, received a sentence of six months for …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Patrons of the Spokane Public Library were confronted with this jarring sign when they arrived: “Closed in the morning on account of insufficient appropriation.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Idaho Pure Food and Drug commissioner said Idaho was becoming known as the “home of the dope dispensers.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A moderate earthquake shook windows and rattled dishes north of Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Hillyard city council authorized a “three-minute jitney” service between Hillyard and downtown Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Three boys, ages 11, 10 and 7, broke into a saloon, stole cash and cigars, and then proceeded to spend their ill-gotten gains on …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police were puzzling over a corpse, a pistol and a mystery.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A group of Eastern park superintendents stopped in Spokane to tour the city’s park system, and their verdict was that Spokane had vast park …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The third annual Play Festival at Manito Park drew 1,200 kids in what was described as a combination of “basket picnic, play hour, formal …


  • Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was suffering through what the local weather forecaster called “one of the longest hot spells in the history of the city.” The temperature …


  • Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Lapwai, Idaho, correspondent reported that the Nez Perce Tribe was gaining in numbers and prosperity.

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