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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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100 Years Ago in Spokane: Poindexter’s name discussed as Republican nominee for president

For the moment, U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter appeared to show promise as the 1920 Republican presidential nominee. A Republican national committeeman said states in the South and West were lined up for the Spokane politician. In other news, an investigative board looking into an alleged murder concluded there was no evidence that an attendant at the State Custodial School in Medical Lake choked to death a 17-year-old boy.

100 Years Ago Today: Spokane likely on route of transcontinental flight

Spokane was anxious about its chances to be on the route of an exciting transcontinental airplane expedition, featuring four army airplanes of the Curtiss JN-4 type. They were scheduled to take off from Mineola, N.Y., and to map out an air route from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

100 years ago in Spokane: Labor endorses government ownership of railroads

Government control of railroads was popular in some quarters, including Spokane’s Central Labor Council. The government had assumed control of the rail lines for national security reasons during the war, and suspicion about private railroad companies was fairly widespread at the time.