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  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A new springtime carnival, pageant and civic celebration was being organized in Spokane.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane police Officer Fred E. Goddard, 29, was in the Logan Bar, showing off his new Colt automatic revolver. He was demonstrating how the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The paper took a poll of Spokane pastors on the following issue:


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Sunday magazine section ran a feature headlined “Remarkable Growth of Public Library in Spokane” extolling the virtues of the local library system.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Judge Sam Hyde and probation officer W. Winans were on a crusade against dealers of tobacco to underage boys – and they made an …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The mother of a young Spokane nurse loudly defended the honor of her daughter, who had been “dragged into the shooting affray between rival …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A fire broke out at 2 a.m. in the Osburn Hotel, one of the oldest and best-known hotels in Osburn, Idaho. By the time …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The headline was guaranteed to get tongues wagging in Spokane: “Chinese in Bloody Fight at Rooms of Pretty White Girl.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago In 1913, the newspaper regularly provided synopses of the sermons in area churches.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago How old was Alexander Daylight when he died at his grandnephew’s home on the Colville Reservation?


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane accountant on trial for forgery claimed the Jekyll-and-Hyde defense: He said he occasionally lost control of his faculties and committed crimes he …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The mystery over the shooting death of lumberjack Gustav Froistad, 25, deepened.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s sanitary inspectors declared victory in their war against bedbugs.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was gripped by a new murder mystery.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two armed men held up the Astoria Bar and cleaned out the cash register and the pockets of all 14 men at the bar.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Chinese New Year celebration in Spokane came to a tasty close with a banquet at the Noodle Grill, 320 1/2 Main Ave., in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Two ushers at the Casino Theater in Spokane were arrested and fined for attempting to enforce a seating segregation policy at the theater.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago “Ben Hur,” one of the most spectacular stage shows ever mounted, was wowing Spokane audiences at the Auditorium theater.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Lola Bell Brickell, 22, asked for damages of $25,000 in a lawsuit against William J. Harris, wealthy Spokane mining man and hotel owner.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A huge crowd loved the in-jokes and satire on display at the annual Spokane “minstrel” show, staged by a local athletic club. A comedian …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Father Roccati of Gonzaga University delivered a speech to the gathered members of Spokane’s Italian community, describing their situation – and their potential.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Somebody left two shredded wheat biscuits on the front porch of the East Third Avenue home of pioneer contractor August Ilse.


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Gonzaga University’s 1913 basketball team wasn’t as offense-minded as the 2013 squad. Gonzaga lost a home game to the University of Washington by the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago The Bunny Hug, the Dallas Dip, the Boston Glide, the Society Hop, the University Rag and the Turkey Trot were no longer welcome in …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago An affluent Scandinavian mechanic/rancher, 40, of Orofino, Idaho, placed a classified ad in The Spokesman-Review for an “American or Swedish girl, not over 32 …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A zoo at Indian Canyon?


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Captain J.F. Grant, a city fire captain, was ordered back to work after two doctors confirmed that his only malady was “exaggerated introspection.”


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Dr. B.F. Harvey, pioneer Colfax physician, took the stand in his divorce case and denied being an abusive husband and father. He said that, …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago Louis Davenport announced a major change in his grand hotel, then in the excavation stage. He and the stockholders had decided to reduce the …


  • Jim Kershner’s this day in history

    From our archives, 100 years ago A spectacular photo showed a man on skis flying high above the snow, with this headline: “Ski Jumpers at Moran Prairie Furnish Glimpse of …

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