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100 years ago in Spokane: Auto club plans to clear ugly signs

The Inland Automobile Association received permission from Spokane County commissioners to remove all “unsightly tin, wooden and painted signs.” (Spokane Daily Chronicle archives)
The Inland Automobile Association received permission from Spokane County commissioners to remove all “unsightly tin, wooden and painted signs.” (Spokane Daily Chronicle archives)

“Unsightly advertising signs” which “desecrate” Spokane’s roads and highways were soon to be cleared away, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.

The Inland Automobile Association received permission from Spokane County commissioners to remove all “unsightly tin, wooden and painted signs.” Owners who wished to remove them first had until Nov. 1 to do so.

Even signs painted on rocks and trees would be removed, using chemicals.

From the club beat: A club for Catholic working women and girls was in the planning stages in Spokane.

A group called the Daughters of Isabella said it hoped to have a clubhouse for “working girls, business and professional women” up and running by spring, the Chronicle reported.

“We are going to have a clubhouse that our girls will be proud to call their home,” said the grand regent of the organization.

From the health beat: Physical education and the principles of health were on the curriculum for every grade school in the city.

The Spokane school superintendent said that every student would have at least 20 minutes of physical education each day. Also, the students would be inspected each day for signs of “health disorders or other physical defects,” according to the Chronicle.

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