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This 1972 photo shows what is now Riverfront Park in Spokane. By late 1972, railroad tracks were dismantled, while the Great Northern depot, left, and the depot for Milwaukee Road and UnionPacific remained standing. (Photo archive/The Spokesman-Review)

How things have changed

Every Monday in The Spokesman-Review we bring you a new installment of Then & Now, a photo feature showing historic and modern images of places around Spokane.

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Latest updates in this topic

  • Remembering the Snow

    In this Jan. 2008 video, Jim Kershner narrates an historical slideshow about past snowy winters in Spokane.

  • Hobo History

    From the video archive: Jim Kershner looks at the history of Hobo culture in Spokane.

  • Looking back: The historic Fox Theater

    Spokesman-Review writer and historian, Jim Kershner takes a look at the long history of the Fox Theater.

  • Memories of Elvis’ visit to Spokane

    A former hotel employee recalls Elvis’ visit to Spokane in the 1970s.