Stories tagged: World War I
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
For the second time in a month, a messenger delivered bad news to the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Altman of Spokane.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018
The war in Europe had been over for more than a week, but bad news continued to arrive. The wife of Lt. R.G. White received word that her husband had …
Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 4:24 p.m.
At a Paris ceremony Sunday marking the centennial of the armistice ending the first global war, eight teenagers born in the 21st century read from letters and notes written on …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 3:28 p.m.
World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 5:11 p.m.
Spokane’s sleeping citizens were jolted awake just after midnight 100 years ago today by the honking of car horns and the shrieking of sirens. When people discovered the reason, “nobody …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, noon
Although few Americans made literature out of the First World War, European writers – men who served, women who waited and people who opposed the war – produced novels, memoirs …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.
President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron tried to project unity Saturday after Trump had lashed out at one of America’s strongest allies in Europe, claiming Macron insulted the …
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:44 a.m.
They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, comforted wounded soldiers and died by the millions during World War I.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
One poster in a recently discovered trove vilifies the Nazis with a sword through a Bible and the words “This Is the Enemy.” Some encouraged self-sacrifice by promoting recycling, planting …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018
The Germans were in retreat across the map. Meanwhile, the Red Cross in Spokane started selling flu masks in the corridor of Spokane City Hall.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018
Mrs. Ben Kizer said that an onion poultice – combined with common sense in determining when the flu slipped into pneumonia – had saved more than one local family.
Tue., Oct. 30, 2018
The Spanish flu death rate spiked to 69, including 18 deaths in four days. Nearly 350 new flu cases were reported in a day and a half, bringing the total …
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018
Gonzaga University, in its new wartime role as a military training school, “impressively mustered into the service of their country” 350 students.
Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Liberty Loan (war bond) workers approached I. Erickson, 31, a logger from Sweden, in a restaurant on Main Avenue and asked him to purchase a bond. He refused, and further …
Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
The White Pine Sash Co. of Spokane announced that it would be devoting itself entirely to war work.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:13 a.m.
The Clemmer Theater (today’s Bing Crosby Theater) held its first-ever “peach pit matinee” – and ended up collecting 2,500 pounds of peach pits.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Nearly 3,000 cases of Spanish flu had been reported, although one overly optimistic official said that it had appeared “only in a mild form.”
Thu., Sept. 13, 2018
An Australian who spent several months at the front taught Spokane some of his “songs and yells” at the Davenport Hotel.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: J. Stanley Webster wins primary to take on Congressman C.C. Dill who opposed declaring war
Judge J. Stanley Webster won the 1918 Republican primary in the race to represent Eastern Washington in Congress and incumbent C.C. Dill, who opposed the United States’ entry into World …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018
All Jewish soldiers at Fort George Wright and other Army training schools were being allowed a furlough for the weekend “to celebrate the Jewish New Year.”
Mon., July 30, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
All three of Spokane’s hospitals announced plans to train young women as nurse’s aides for the French battlefront.
Sat., July 28, 2018
Spokane police believed they had a German spy in their clutches. “He said he was Charles Stromier, age 32, a native of Holland, but an investigation of his effects showed …
Wed., July 18, 2018
Frank Harrison, a Springdale man accused of stealing a team of horses, was shot dead by officers attempting to arrest him. Two Springdale constables went to his cabin and persuaded …
Fri., July 13, 2018
Gonzaga University “had added the third gold star to its service flag” – meaning, the third former Gonzaga student had died in wartime service. The latest was Louis P. Mutty, …
Thu., July 12, 2018
Miss Grade Edgington, a professor in the University of Washington’s department of journalism, said that newspapers can and should hire women to ease the wartime labor shortage.
Tue., July 10, 2018
The local “Mercury” boys – telegraph messenger boys – went on strike until the Western Union Co. met their two demands. One of those demands seems a bit jarring to …
Tue., July 3, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: Local surgeon back from France predicts World War I to last many more years
Dr. James A. Neff, a former Spokane surgeon who just returned from service in France, predicted that the war in Europe might continue at least five more years. “Germany isn’t …
Wed., June 27, 2018
Do women teachers make schools a “hotbed of pacifism”? That was the charge made by Dr. Henry Suzzallo, the chairman of the state council of defense.
Tue., June 5, 2018
Federal officers in Spokane were pleased with a new amendment to the espionage act, which would allow them to arrest and prosecute people engaging in all kinds of “seditious” speech.
Sat., June 2, 2018
The Spokesman-Review printed nearly a full page of letters from Spokane soldiers from the European front. Here are two excerpts: