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The Chronicle is making a comeback. On July 12, The Spokesman-Review will bring back The Chronicle evening edition for subscribers to access through their e-edition accounts. Were you a staunch Chronicle subscriber and have old Chronicle copies or memories to share? Maybe even preferred it over The Spokesman? We would love to hear what the newspaper meant to you. Submit your Chronicle memories below, or contact Audience Engagement Editor Madeline Happold at madelineh@spokesman.com or 509-459-5318.

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  • I came to Spokane from Tacoma to attend Gonzaga U in 1966 and have lived here since. Growing up in Tacoma I was accustomed to an afternoon-only newspaper and couldn't imagine how anyone would want an early morning newspaper. I was a devoted Chronicle reader through college and on into my married and family-raising years. I even had a subscription in each school in which I taught and used the Chronicle to make my evening lesson plans for current events the following day. It seemed to me that the Chronicle was more widely accepted in the Spokane community as the more liberal of the two newspapers, but that could just be my personal bias. One year before the Chronicle's demise I was featured in a story on July 26, 1991, when an 80 foot pine fell on my house during a freak storm on Peone Prairie where I have continued to live for 48 years.

    Photographer: Paddy Inman

  • My grandma, who lived in Chewelah, and passed away in 1971 kept several editions of The Chronicle and Spokesman. They were passed on to me. I have attached 3 major news stories that are really cool to look back on. I grew up in Spokane on the lower south hill (Perry District) and I can't remember a time when we didn't have a daily newspaper delivered and it was always The Chronicle!! My dad loved to read the newspaper when he got home from work (as a police officer). By the afternoon my dad considered The Spokesman "old news." My dad gave me a great example of reading and keeping informed! I am now 65 years old and I can't remember a time in my whole life that I didn't have a daily newspaper delivered to me in all the towns I have lived in.

    Photographer: Jenny Rose

  • I really liked President Kennedy and was devastated by his assassination. I was 12 years old. I kept this copy which I found @ an estate sale in Spokane about 20 years ago.

    Photographer: Ellen Weiser

  • I rescued this from a scrap heap back in the early 80s and have just kept it in my collection for the last years until you started posting about bringing back the Chronicle. I moved to northern Idaho in the later 70s and thought this was something to be collected so, kept it in my shop until your article came out. I cleaned it up and installed as “yard art” at our new house in Ephrata Washington where, we are hoping a sparrow will use it for their babies.

    Photographer: Jim Tillotson

  • I know you were looking for Chronicle archives and I wanted to share this post card. Jacob was my great grandfather that farmed near Sprague, Washington

    Photographer: Dan Miller

  • I know you were looking for Chronicle archives and I wanted to share this post card. Jacob was my great grandfather that farmed near Sprague, Washington

    Photographer: Dan Miller

  • As we have done renovations on different areas of our 1905 south hill house, we've found the walls insulated with old copies of the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The copies have been crumbling apart, but both times we found them, I have saved enough articles and ads to make collages. One is from February 1930, and the other is from January 1911. Attached are pictures of both collages.

    Photographer: Hannah Wimmer

  • As we have done renovations on different areas of our 1905 south hill house, we've found the walls insulated with old copies of the Spokane Daily Chronicle. The copies have been crumbling apart, but both times we found them, I have saved enough articles and ads to make collages. One is from February 1930, and the other is from January 1911. Attached are pictures of both collages.

    Photographer: Hannah Wimmer

  • My 51-year-old Chronicle paper. I remember this. I was 11.

    Photographer: Mike Reno

  • Backside of old Chronicle paper

    Photographer: Bill Keener

  • This paper is in an old trunk that has been in the family for generations.

    Photographer: Bill Keener

  • Samuel Martin, the third from the right was my GG-uncle

    Photographer: Bill Keener

  • Bought this fine piece of art from a Mitch Silver auction many years ago. He claimed it was "new old stock" meaning it was original but never used in the market. I mounted it on a recovered piece of quartersawn oak from a rescued screen door of a house on W. 14th Ave. It has hung above the door of the TV room since I bought it!

    Photographer: Edward Parents

  • Our family has been a Chronicle and Review subscriber for decades. Here is the front page of a paper we saved for posterity!

    Photographer: Chuck and Donna Pierce

  • My daughter, Natasha, (now Weston) was born on July 17, 1969. I believe it was the day of the lift off. She came home the day of the moon walk. She lives in Spokane today.

    Photographer: Mike Aleman

  • In the mornings, my dad would sit at the kitchen table for breakfast, read the Spokesman and listen to the Pink GE AM Radio. After work, for many years, he would wave to and talk with "John", our paperboy on the bicycle, who delivered the Chronicle...and listen to the pink radio while reading the Chronicle. I will remember that forever. Plus, I still have the radio!

    Photographer: Carol Capra

  • I am one of seven sons of William and Mary Johnston. My Dad worked for the Great Northern Railroad as a brakeman in the Hillyard Yards. We all carried papers for both The Spokesman Review and the Spokane Daily Chronicle in the 1940’s and 1950’s. These were grade school jobs for us. We delivered for the Chronicle first and then later for the Review. We canvassed most of the Hillyard area, but the prime route contained the Apartment Building that was in the former Rogers High School because you could get warm in the cold winter mornings. There were age limits but our advisors (Fagans) looked the other way because of our family reputation. So, as a family, we had access to both papers. My Dad, a staunch Union Man referred to the Review as “that Republican Rag”. We felt that the Chronicle did a better job with local news and especially local high school sports. The following page from the Chronicle in 1957 depicts Denny Johnston as athlete of the week.

    Photographer: Bob Johnston

  • WASHINGTON WATER POWER

    Photographer: Karla Kleine

  • My grandmother wrote for the Chronicle for many years. She was Myrtle Gaylord. She wrote "Glimpses", gave one dollar to the person who brought in the first buttercup of the year and was the first woman reporter to cover murders in Spokane. She retired February 1, 1960 and died 2 weeks later. These pictures are of her desk given to her by the Chronicle on Feb. 1 1960, the typewriter she actually used to write her articles and the Chronicle money bag she kept her change in for many years. I have kept these pieces since her death. Her glimpses were very popular and she wrote about me many times!

    Photographer: Chuck Gaylord

  • My grandmother wrote for the Chronicle for many years. She was Myrtle Gaylord. She wrote "Glimpses", gave one dollar to the person who brought in the first buttercup of the year and was the first woman reporter to cover murders in Spokane. She retired February 1, 1960 and died 2 weeks later. These pictures are of her desk given to her by the Chronicle on Feb. 1 1960, the typewriter she actually used to write her articles and the Chronicle money bag she kept her change in for many years. I have kept these pieces since her death. Her glimpses were very popular and she wrote about me many times!

    Photographer: Chuck Gaylord

  • My grandmother wrote for the Chronicle for many years. She was Myrtle Gaylord. She wrote "Glimpses", gave one dollar to the person who brought in the first buttercup of the year and was the first woman reporter to cover murders in Spokane. She retired February 1, 1960 and died 2 weeks later. These pictures are of her desk given to her by the Chronicle on Feb. 1 1960, the typewriter she actually used to write her articles and the Chronicle money bag she kept her change in for many years. I have kept these pieces since her death. Her glimpses were very popular and she wrote about me many times!

    Photographer: Chuck Gaylord

  • I do postal history. Here are some historical envelopes of the Spokane Daily Chronicle, from 1938.

    Photographer: Rachel Denk

  • The Review and Chronicle building, 1943.

    Photographer: Rachel Denk

  • I was a small child traveling with my mother on the NP's North Coast Limited, when it left the tracks on a sharp corner at Granite Lake, near Athol, ID. We were in a coach that came to rest on it's side. The engine went into the lake. 78 injured, 30 critically. This issue is dated Saturday, March 3, 1962.

    Photographer: Rory French

  • I was a small child traveling with my mother on the NP's North Coast Limited, when it left the tracks on a sharp corner at Granite Lake, near Athol, ID. We were in a coach that came to rest on it's side. The engine went into the lake. 78 injured, 30 critically. This issue is dated Saturday, March 3, 1962.

    Photographer: Rory French

  • Basement finds

    Photographer: Tom Brown

  • As a mother and as a journalist who worked a few years as a Chronicle correspondent for Dan Wakeley, I must say that the attached clipping is very meaningful. The little boy with the puppies has done quite well for himself since 1978. My son Will Love aka Willie to his mom and dad has advised the Sandpoint High School Cedar Post newspaper for the past 12 years. Willie worked for a time at the Gem State Miner in Newport and as assistant sports editor for the Idaho Press Tribune in Nampa before coming home to Sandpoint. Nowadays, he also coaches the SHS girls basketball team and maintains an active podcast. The podcast deals with coaching basketball. I submitted the photo while working as a correspondent. Obviously, you can imagine my mild disdain at being a journalist and seeing my name spelled wrong on the front page of the regional newspaper. Only mild, though because I was more than thrilled to see Willie and those adorable puppies.

    Photographer: Marianne Love

  • When I was growing up in Pullman in the 1950s, my family subscribed to the Chronicle, I think because it was a little more liberal than the Spokesman. I delivered the paper for a couple of years before I switched to the Spokesman because I wanted to participate in after-school activities. My name appeared in the Chronicle a number of times. I've attached a copy of one of the articles.

    Photographer: Owen V. Johnson

  • I was a Chronicle carrier in 1968 and I was working in shipping at the Spokesman the day of the last edition. I've always had a thing about saving newspaper that I thought may someday be interesting. I recently took pictures of the front pages of some of them to post to my Facebook page just for something different to talk about but I guess it didn't go far. Here are a few of those pictures.

    Photographer: Duke Phillips

  • I was a Chronicle carrier in 1968 and I was working in shipping at the Spokesman the day of the last edition. I've always had a thing about saving newspaper that I thought may someday be interesting. I recently took pictures of the front pages of some of them to post to my Facebook page just for something different to talk about but I guess it didn't go far. Here are a few of those pictures.

    Photographer: Duke Phillips

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