We've paired historical photographs of Inland Northwest colleges and universities with modern counterparts for this gallery.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2009
Toree Pfursich moves her belongings into the dorm room she and Katie Hastings, left, share at Whitworth.
Photo Archive The Spokesman-Review
Mr. and Mrs. Stueckle help their daughter Annie with her belongings as she arrives at Whitworth Co-educational College on September 27, 1946. Annie, from La Crosse, Wash., was a sophomore when this photo was taken.
Workers raced against the weather to complete exterior work on a new $500,000 home economics building at the University of Idaho so that interior work could continue during the winter of 1951. Three outside walls had been completed, and the fourth was nearly finished.
The Albertson Business School building is the newest and most modern structure on the University of Idaho campus. The problem is finding the money for upkeep and operations.
Christopher Anderson The Spokesman-Review
The arches of Kennedy Memorial Pavilion's main arena make it roomy for basketballs and customers. Maple floors actually float on rubber partially covered by protective pads. The Pavilion will seat 3,800 basketball fans. May 21, 1965, photo.
The Gonzaga men's basketball team prepares for the 2002-03 season.
Dan Pelle The Spokesman-Review
Students, staff and faculty at Eastern Washington University pass through the Cheney campus between classes April 22, 2009. At rear are the Dressler, left, and Pearce residence halls.
The State Normal School in Cheney, now Eastern Washington University, is prominent in the foreground of this 1932 photo. The Normal School opened in 1890 with 16 students. It closed for one year, 1897, when Gov. John R. Rogers vetoed the school's legislative funds, which were restored the next year.
The new 6,000-seat arena rises above the old Martin Center on the Gonzaga University campus.
Colin Mulvany The Spokesman-Review
This picture of Gonzaga University campus was taken in 1949, just three years after GU completed its first female dormitory. The university became co-ed in 1948. Conspicuous in the photo is the football stadium, which is no longer part of the Spokane campus.
This aerial photograph was taken in October 1930 during a football game between Washington State College and the University of Southern California in Pullman. The Cougars won 7-6 and were undefeated in their conference that season under coach Orin E. "Babe" Hollingbery. The Cougars lost to Alabama in the Rose Bowl at the end of the season.
Randy Ralph, left, and Olea Laughlin, students at Spokane Community College, join in a unicycle race in May 1973 on the Mission Avenue campus as part of the weeklong Spring Fling.
Michael Owens, 19, pedals his pal William Taylor, 19, around an indoor course during the Spokane Fall Community College Welcome Week Tricycle Races on Oct. 1, 2009, in the student union building.
Jill Metlow, top, works on patient Autum Whitworth in the Spokane Community College dental lab Nov. 21, 2008. Metlow is working toward her degree in the expanded functions dental auxiliary program.
This 1940 photo shows Miriam Troutman, center, a sophomore from Sitka, Alaska, going through one phase of the entrance examination for the nursing arts program conducted by Whitworth College and Deaconess Hospital. On the left is Ruth Jaqua of Ponca, Oklahoma, and on the right, Doris Countryman, of Yakima, both serving as assistant instructors.
Kyle Schauble, left, and Trevor Habberstad of the Washington State University track and field team train on the stairs of Martin Stadium as it undergoes construction April 18, 2008.
Rajah Bose The Spokesman-Review
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