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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s juvenile probation officer was attempting to place several delinquent lads on ranches for the summer.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The drama critic of The Spokesman-Review was not pleased, not pleased at all, by “The House of Bondage,” presented by the Baker Players at the Auditorium Theater.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. A.F. Randall of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church addressed a “mothers-and-daughters-only” meeting at the Auditorium Theater on the subject of “sex truth.”

Then and Now: Auditorium Theater, demolished in 1934

The Auditorium Theater highlighted Spokane as the outpost of culture on the western plains. The building’s owners, John Browne and Anthony Cannon, arrived in the dusty village of Spokan Falls in 1878 to look for business opportunities, according to “Spokane, Our Early History” by Suzanne and Tony Bamonte. The population was 54. Browne and Cannon bought all the land they could.