Stories tagged: 100 years ago
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020
Attorney Thomas Corkery gave a spirited defense of the McDonald siblings in the W.H. McNutt murder trial, turning the spotlight away from the sisters and squarely on the victim.
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020
The prosecution attempted to poke holes in the story of the McDonald sisters by demonstrating that there were no bullet holes in the Wolverine apartment where W.H. McNutt was murdered.
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
Rescued miners Emil Sayko and Peter Grant told chilling stories about their two-week ordeal deep in the Gold Hunter Mine near Mullan. One of the worst moments came when they …
Mon., July 8, 2019
Spokane police detectives arrested 14 Wobblies for the crime of wearing a Wobbly button, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Fri., July 5, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle looked into the future and warned about an emerging crisis: automobile parking in the city.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019
The Washington Water Power Co., the private company that ran many of city’s streetcar lines, had quit serving a number of routes. With the advent of the automobile, WWP was …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
A prominent Yakima apple grower made a bold and controversial proposal. He suggested that the state import 50,000 Chinese laborers.
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
A “Civic Righteousness Committee” was formed by the Spokane Ministerial Association in order to formulate an anti-vice plan for Spokane.
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017
An editorial in The Spokesman-Review was headlined, “Enemy Aliens are a Growing Menace.”
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
A Hillyard man was “at the point of death” after being bitten by a tick.
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017
Soldier William J. McKie returned from the European front and told a group of his former teachers at Lewis and Clark High School how the “great sport of ‘over the …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017
Authorities believed that William Deneke, one of the Wobblies arrested in an Idaho lumber camp, might actually be a German spy.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017
The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page was following developments in Russia with alarm.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
A huge crowd was gathered at the Great Northern depot to wave goodbye to 1,000 soldier boys – and then a near-panic swept through the crowd.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
The J.A. McCullough family, on West Sinto Avenue, exemplified the dramatic effect that the European war was having on Spokane residents.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017
The Eldridge Buick Co. of Spokane was advertising a new product, the Warner Tourist Trailer.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
The draft was traumatic for some young couples, as illustrated by a fainting incident at the Spokane draft board offices in the federal building.
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
Normally, a request to teach a foreign language in the city’s schools was not controversial.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
All 27 men arrested for what was termed a drunken riot on a train were released by Spokane military authorities – all except the Wobbly “leader.”
Sun., July 23, 2017
Residents of Harrison, Idaho, were still in shock as they tried to assess the magnitude of the disaster that had befallen their city the day before.
Sat., July 22, 2017
Half of Harrison, Idaho, was wiped out by a massive fire.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
Spokane motorists were forced to learn a long list of new rules, as a sweeping new traffic ordinance took effect.
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016
100 years ago in Coeur d’Alene: Kootenai County officials indicted on embezzlement, ‘mutilation of public records’
From our archives, 100 years ago A grand jury in Coeur d’Alene returned 62 indictments in a case which involved evidence of a massive, longtime “swindle” by Kootenai County officials.