WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2016
Fri., July 1, 2016, 6:06 p.m.
Tina Barritt stood in her north Spokane yard Friday morning clutching an American flag to her chest, tears streaming down her face, as she watched a crew put the finishing touches on her new flagpole. It was installed by a new nonprofit that provides free...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
Wed., June 1, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1941 photo, Pat Davis of Chewelah poses with his son Clark next to the pair of sturgeon he caught during the first week of April. The fish, with a combined weight of nearly 350 pounds, and each...
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016
Mon., May 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: The first observance of Memorial day in Spokane was held Friday, May 30, 1884. The parade in the photo was moving along Second Avenue, en route to the cemetary on Cannon hill. The procession was led by Frank Johnson,...
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016
Sun., May 29, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this May 30, 1942 photo, the Memorial Day Parade was "strangely quiet," according to an article in The Spokesman-Review. World War II gave new meaning to the marching tunes and waving banners. The Rogers High School band is...
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016
Sat., May 28, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1965 photo, Fort George Wright College students remember Veterans at the cemetery. Friday was "memorial" day for a group of Fort Wright College students who wanted to be certain the men buried in the historic Fort Wright...
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016
Fri., May 27, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: On Dec. 27, 1950, the Spokane Daily Chronicle featured this photo of the giant tunnel that was being constructed under the north side of Spokane. About 70 workers entered the tunnel, which was built to house the city's intercepting...
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
Wed., May 25, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1940 photo, Agnes Lynch teaches six students at the Wildwood school. The school, located in the northeast corner of Spokane County was wired for electric lights by the REA. Wildwood was the last log schoolhouse in the...
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
Mon., May 23, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this Oct. 17, 1943 photo, Indian summer has touched its magic wand to Manito park, clothing the ground, trees and shrubs in a riot of fall colors. Taking in the beauty of the scene and visiting the wild...
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016
Sun., May 22, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this Aug. 14, 1945 photo, these three revelers were part of the crowd, in downtown Spokane, celebrating the end of the war with Japan. Word of the war's end touched of celebrations late in the afternoon and into...
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016
Sat., May 21, 2016, noon
Archive find of the day: In this 1940 photo, resplendent in their new uniforms of blue and white, with gold cord and snappy Hussar caps with plumes , the 50 members of the Gonzaga pep band must be reckoned with when it comes to judging...
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
Wed., May 18, 2016, 6 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1947 photo, Warner L. Keehn, Spokane inventor, rides his converted Merry-go-round horse near his home at E. 3134 35th. The mechanical horse, geared to small gasoline engine mounted on rubber-tired wheels, gallops when the wheel turns and...
MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016
Mon., May 16, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1960 photo, Randy and Bruce Dill, sons of Mrs. Dorothy Dill, 1216 W. College, try out an Overman racing bicycle on display at the Cheney Cowles museum. The bike, built in 1886 in New England and sold...
SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
Sun., May 15, 2016, 6 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1964 photo, Dr. Walter Bridge of Loma Vista Baptist Church rides leveling float as Winslow guides Charlie and Chub.
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2016
Sat., May 14, 2016, 6 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1955 file photo, despite cold weather, nearly 3,500 spectators watched the Junior Lilac Parade on May 14, 1955. Dressed in old fashioned costumes and playing newlyweds were Janet Reasoner, 14, as the groom and Christine Childers, 9, as the bride.
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016
Fri., May 13, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: Spokane Chronicle photographer Sherm Blake took this 1949 photo in Elberton, Wash., in Whitman County. Blake was doing a story on the demise of the Country Store in the area. The owner of the store, D.A. Davison and his...
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2016
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:02 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1966 photo, Mamma appears to reflect the attitude of quiet resignation while managing her litter of ten St. Bernard pups, especially the inquisitive offspring bent on nuzzling the tradition keg she carries. The pups are new members...
MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016
Mon., May 9, 2016, noon
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1973 photo, the last section of the Union Pacific Railroad trestle was destroyed by explosives. The trestle, which spanned the Spokane River and Monroe Street, was removed as part of the transformation of what is now Riverfront...
SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2016
SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2016
Sat., May 7, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
S-R Archive find of the day: In this 1957 photo, Gail Shatwell of Spokane takes a sneak-peek at the new Davenport Hotel eight-sided pool, which was the focal point of an "aqua terrace and lounge." More than 500 civic and business leaders, newspaper, radio and...
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
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