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There are more than 60 dams and up to 150 hydroelectric facilities in the quarter-million square miles that make up the Columbia River watershed. On average, there’s a dam every 72 miles of
river. The Snake River alone has 20 dams. Our own Spokane River has seven.
On March 6, 1981, Walter Cronkite signed off as anchor of the CBS Evening News for the final time. Forty years after he stepped down and nearly 12 years after his death, Cronkite remains the gold standard for all major network evening news anchors.
Over the night of Sept. 13-14, 1814, lawyer and poet Francis Scott Key had a front-row seat to an enormous attack on the U.S. by the British navy. The British attack failed, inspiring Key to write the poem that would become the national anthem.
Seventy years ago, Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm band recorded what many music historians consider to be the first rock ‘n’ roll record: Turner’s composition, “Rocket 88” – an ode to a make of Oldsmobile popular among young people at the time.