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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Idaho World War II-era internment camp opens visitor center

Visitors to the Minidoka War Relocation Center in southern Idaho will get a closer sense of what life was like for thousands of Japanese Americans forced to live at the internment camp during World War II now that a new visitor center has opened at the site.

Then and Now: Manito’s Duncan Garden

In early Spokane, parks were primarily natural spaces used for picnics. When Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan retired in 1942, Spokane’s park system included more parks, plus features like playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses and sports courts and fields. Duncan was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and came to the United States as a boy. He studied park management and worked in Boston. He passed through Spokane in 1909 on his way to a convention in Seattle and returned the next year to become the city’s park superintendent.

100 years ago in Otis Orchards: Sheriff called to put down Wobbly riot

The Spokane County sheriff was urgently summoned to put down a “riot” by members of Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies) who were laying pipe for the Otis Orchards irrigation district. The trouble began when a “flunkey” in the cook house was fired for allegedly destroying food. More than 100 laborers, all Wobblies, then demanded that the contractor reinstate the flunkey and fire all non-Wobblies.

Then and Now: The Powell-Sanders Building

Edward L. Powell was 11 years old when his family moved west by covered wagon from Ohio to Oregon in 1862. After studying civil engineering, he worked for the railroad. But his health was poor and he couldn’t keep up with the railroad life. So he went to teach school in Walla Walla, then operate a general store in Waitsburg for 18 years.

100 years ago in Spokane: Apprehension grows flood waters come ‘hurtling down’ from Lake Coeur d’Alene

Here’s how the front page of The Spokesman-Review described the flood situation: “Hurtling down from Lake Coeur d’Alene in the mightiest volume since the memorable flood of 1894, the Spokane River yesterday broke all records for flow and height since that time, and caused grave apprehension.” In some places, it was more than “apprehension.” Downtown basements were flooded and one riverside neighborhood, near Erie Street, was underwater.