Stories tagged: WWI
Sun., May 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: City Commissioner tells Inland Empire Employers Association new bridge needed to relieve congestion
Speaking to the Inland Empire Employers Association luncheon meeting, Spokane City Commissioner Leonard Funk said that in the near future Spokane must have a new bridge west of Monroe Street …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 3:04 p.m.
A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
William Kearsey’s war was long over by the time his son ever heard about it.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
French President Emmanuel Macron waded into controversy Wednesday by praising a general who helped win World War I but became a top Nazi collaborator in World War II – comments …
Mon., March 19, 2018
Nick Mamer, born in 1898, learned to fly at 18 in San Diego and served in France in the U.S. Army Air Service during WWI. He shot down three enemy …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
Federal agents were rounding up members of a radical “Italian anarchistic society” with ties to Spokane.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
An editorial in The Spokesman-Review was headlined, “Enemy Aliens are a Growing Menace.”
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Soldier William J. McKie returned from the European front and told a group of his former teachers at Lewis and Clark High School how the “great sport of ‘over the …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Authorities believed that William Deneke, one of the Wobblies arrested in an Idaho lumber camp, might actually be a German spy.
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017
A Spokane man was convinced that Spokane was perfectly positioned for a new wartime industry: airplane manufacturing.
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
A century to the day after Australian troops broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring First World War victory, nearly 200 horsemen – including descendants of the soldiers – paraded …
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Spokane residents were urged to “save lives through food conservation.”
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
The term “slacker” usually referred to a man who failed to register for the draft, but now the paper was beginning to complain about Liberty Loan slackers – people who …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017
The paper was full of stories about patriotic Spokane citizens volunteering for the army, donating to the Red Cross and rushing to purchase Liberty bonds (war bonds).
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Wesley Jones warned a Spokane crowd that the war in Europe “may last five years – there is a long contest ahead.”
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Modern-day sailors and soldiers said they were honored to play baseball Friday to recreate the U.S. Army versus Navy games from World War I.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
The draft was traumatic for some young couples, as illustrated by a fainting incident at the Spokane draft board offices in the federal building.
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
A driver has damaged an Oregon monument that was built to commemorate the soldiers who fought in World War I.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
French President Emmanuel Macron has invited U.S. President Donald Trump to a Bastille Day celebration next month to celebrate the arrival 100 years ago of the American troops who fought …
Fri., June 9, 2017
A special federal grand jury was being called to handle a number of “slacker” (draft evader) cases.
Sun., June 4, 2017
About 70 Greeks, “representing practically the entire colony in Spokane,” showed their patriotic spirit by donating a total of $250 to the American Red Cross.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Awed by an eight-plane flyover that left the sky streaked with plumes of red, white and blue contrails, thousands paused Thursday in the shadow of the nation’s official World War …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Crossing a glass walkway that spans a field of 9,000 poppies, visitors to the official U.S. memorial to World War I are transported to a time when tanks and air …