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San Francisco marks 50 years since legendary Summer of Love

SAN FRANCISCO – They came for the music, the mind-bending drugs, to resist the Vietnam War and 1960s American orthodoxy, or simply to escape summer boredom. And they left an enduring legacy. This season marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary Summer of Love, when throngs of American youth descended on San Francisco to join a cultural revolution.

100 years ago in Spokane: Letter writer decries ‘society ladies’ recruiting men for World War I

An anonymous letter writer who called himself “Jack Tar” went on a tirade against the Spokane “society ladies” who had launched a local Marine recruiting drive. “I have an honorable discharge from the navy and I intend to re-enlist, but I will not do so through the agency of a bunch of women who call themselves society ladies, whose only aim is to get a lot of cheap advertising, and who will resort to any means to get their names and photos in the paper,” he wrote. “Don’t think your campaign is going to cause any great rush for the recruiting office. On the other hand, it is offensive to any man with ordinary intelligence to try to make him think that he has to be urged on by women.”

Then and now: Avista Stadium

Baseball has been a staple of summer entertainment in Spokane since the 1890s. Spokane baseball teams carried names like the Hawks, Bunchgrassers, Blue Stockings and Smoke Eaters. But in 1940, the name Indians, used in the aughts and teens, returned to stay.

100 years ago: “Nipper Boy” leads miners to safety

Some good news came from Butte in the wake of the Speculator mine disaster. Manus Duggan, 20, a “nipper boy” (the term for the boys who tended the doors in the mines) was able to lead 25 trapped miners to safety. He directed them to break out of their trapped position at the 2,400-foot level. He went ahead to test for gas and became lost, but the other men were able to ring for the cage to carry them to the surface. Duggan was still missing, but the men he helped save said they hoped he reached a neighboring shaft and would emerge safely.

Holocaust Survivor to visit Spokane in June

Marthe Cohn, 97, travels the country sharing her story of surviving the Holocaust, and will speak in Spokane on June 14 at the Spokane Convention Center, according to Rabbi Yisroel Hahn of the Chabad community center.

Then and now: Pratt Furniture

Entrepreneur Albert R. Pratt built a legacy in furniture in Spokane, in an area now incorporated into the River Park Square development.

A brief history of the apple

The apple was first domesticated in southern Kazakhstan about 4,000 years ago. The fruit has played heavily into art and literature in various cultures. However, apples do not appear in the Old Testament’s Book of Genesis. In the original Adam and Eve story, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is an unspecified fruit tree.

Oregon museum displays WWII models built 75 years ago

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Through a seemingly endless parade of books, movies, documentaries, archival footage and photographs, World War II and its impact still seem so accessible even though its origins began over 75 years ago. Among the items on display at a new exhibit at the Klamath County Museum of one of the key battles of that war are handmade aircraft models, showing a unique and local perspective of life on the homefront during the war.