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Thursday, October 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 years ago today in Spokane: German women required to have permit to be near armory

 (Michael Stephens / The Spokesman-Review)
(Michael Stephens / The Spokesman-Review)

“German alien women” were not allowed to walk past the Spokane Armory – or even within a half mile of it – without obtaining a permit.

The rules were becoming more restrictive than ever. Previously, it was only German men who had to obtain a permit.

Officials estimated that at least 150 German women resided in the Spokane district. They were not allowed to walk within a half mile of any armory or Army post.

From the war beat: News arrived of the death of Marine Cpl. William J. Kehoe, a former Gonzaga University student.

He died in action in June, but his Spokane parents only now received the official word.

He had been “prominent in athletic activities at Gonzaga.”

From the seafood beat: Spokane opened its new municipal fish market, located in the Westlake Market at Main Avenue and Post Street.

It was an immediate hit. The counter line was deep in customers all morning, and it sold out all of its salmon – 1,059 pounds – shortly after noon. The salmon were priced at 10 cents per pound.

Another shipment of 929 pounds was arriving from Seattle overnight, and the market was set to reopen on schedule the next morning.

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