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Spokane’s new councilwoman: Lilac Queen, at Grizzly Adams’ side

Last night, Karen Stratton was appointed to the Spokane City Council. We have a story in today's paper all about her, but here's a photo we ran 37 years ago, when she was the Lilac Festival Queen. 

Yes, that's Grizzly Adams, aka Dan Haggerty, and his epic beard. And yes, that's pretty awesome.

Nicholas Deshais
Joined The Spokesman-Review in 2013. He is the urban issues reporter, covering transportation, housing, development and other issues affecting the city. He also writes the Getting There transportation column and The Dirt, a roundup of construction projects, new businesses and expansions. He previously covered Spokane City Hall.

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