From our archives, 100 years ago Between 2,000 and 3,000 visitors walked through Lewis and Clark High School to see the best students from every department demonstrate their proficiency. It was the school’s annual reception, or what today we would call the open house.
From our archives, 100 years ago The brutal war in Europe continued to be good for Spokane business. The Washington Cracker Co. of Spokane just sent 30,000 pounds of crackers to German ports, destined to feed “part of the German army.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Miss Edith Cosgrove was outside her parent’s home on West Sixth Avenue when she looked up at the second floor porch and saw a burglar dangling from the railing. The burglar saw Miss Cosgrove so he swung himself back onto the porch “with the skill of a gymnast.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Eddie Westrom and Roy Stovall, both 11, were playing on the banks of the Spokane River near Howard Street when suddenly, an apparition floated to the surface. It was a man’s body.
From our archives, 100 years ago George M. Martin pleaded guilty to robbing Spokane State Bank and locking the teller in the vault. But he blamed it all on a “split personality” he had suffered ever since a piece of a gun cartridge penetrated his eye and affected his brain.