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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Snow was the big story in Spokane, with 16.8 inches on the ground, most of it fallen within the last two days.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Joel Lowry, a railroad fireman from Kalispell, appealed to the Spokane mayor about a fleecing he claimed he had from a “lady barber” on …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago John Hammond, a young machinist’s helper in the Green Hill Cleveland Mining Co. mill in Wallace, was snatched up by the whirling steel of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The town of Orofino, Idaho, was abuzz about its notorious new resident: Dora E. Doxey, an accused bigamist who had recently been acquitted of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A black soldier from the 25th Infantry, stationed at Fort George Wright, decided not to re-enlist when his regiment was sent to Hawaii. He …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A student at the University of Idaho rescued his sister, also a UI student, from their burning home in Moscow.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago For the first day in two years, not a single drunkenness or vagrancy charge was listed on Spokane’s court docket. The Spokane police chief …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Lucia Edison, a schoolteacher in the Horse Heaven Hills country near Benton City, left her home on foot to visit a neighbor several …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A frightening situation was developing on the railroad lines west of Spokane. Heavy snowpack and avalanches were causing trains to be delayed through the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Arthur Beck, one of the most notorious robbers in Spokane history, was recaptured in Chehalis, Wash., six months after he escaped from a Fargo, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Louis Taelman, president of Gonzaga University, told of a moving Christmas Midnight Mass he celebrated at the invitation of the small and …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police nabbed a Northern Pacific railroad porter, 31, and a train cook, 19, for a daring post office robbery in Othello and – …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Heavy snow and rain arrived in the Inland Northwest, with tragic results.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A reporter went in search of prophecies of what the year 1913 would bring.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane salesman Frank Shelberg saw a 6-year-old boy wandering alone through downtown Spokane. Shelberg asked the boy what he was doing, and he said …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Fort George Wright was about to lose the 25th Infantry – but the post would not be abandoned, as once feared.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Some of the city’s lumberjacks and saloon denizens had themselves a merry Christmas – in jail.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Slippery winter conditions on Grand Boulevard were dangerous for all conveyances, even those with four-hoof drive.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Seven U.S. Army deserters turned themselves in at Fort George Wright over the last four days.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A heartbreaking family drama unfolded at a cabin outside of Curlew. Ed Stoddard, his mind “demented” by his inability to provide food or clothing …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s Park Board continued to purchase large chunks of land for future parks. It purchased the large “stadium site” at Main Avenue and Jefferson …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Fred Morrow, a railroad employee, was arrested in San Francisco for stealing $5,500 in railroad paychecks from a baggage car.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The double murder in a St. Maries “resort” still had authorities baffled. The coroner’s jury concluded only that Grace Foy, aka Grace Norman, and …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Mary Blaylock, 16, wanted to marry Edward Johnson, 27. Because she was under the legal age, her father had to provide written consent.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A crew of yeggs – slang for safe-crackers – botched a job in a lumberyard office. They snuck into the building at night and …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago John L. Wiley, Spokane County’s prosecuting attorney, said new evidence indicated that the three women who died after drinking whiskey probably died from ptomaine …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A large hearse careened off Sunset Boulevard (the Sunset Highway), skidded down an embankment and toppled over, injuring several members of the funeral party.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane whiskey-poisoning tragedy continued to grow after two more victims were found. One was dying and another was dead, bringing the death total …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Three Spokane women – two wives and one widow – got together for a Friday evening whiskey party. They sent for a flask of …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A capacity crowd jammed the Auditorium Theater to hear renowned photographer Edward S. Curtis lecture and display his photos of North American Indians.

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