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100 years ago in Spokane: First aerial pictures of city show downtown from eyes of flying circus aviators

UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

The aviators of a “flying circus” (air show) that had wowed Spokane left behind gifts.

And the Spokane Daily Chronicle showed some of them on its pages: They were, according to the newspaper, the first aerial pictures of Spokane ever printed.

“The pictures show how the river, the streets and buildings look to the flyer at an altitude of 2,000 feet,” the newspaper reported. The process was the same as “the method used in securing pictures of the enemy trenches and strongholds behind the lines in war.”

From the union beat: Spokane restaurant workers only would have to work six days a week under a new contract recently approved by members of the cooks and waiters’ union of Spokane.

“We do not insist that this day of rest shall be on Sunday,” said Robert Cullen, the union’s business agent. “All we want is one day off in seven, and we agree to furnish competent help to fill the places of those who are off for the days or they do not get off.”

From the war beat: Red Cross nurses heading home from service in World War I were scheduled to arrive at the Northern Pacific depot the next day.

Jim Kershner is on sabbatical.

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