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Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once again have to worry as their next rent checks come due Aug. 1.
Samuel G. Havermale, for whom the island in Riverfront Park is named, built the first roller mill in Washington Territory in 1883. It was torn down in 1927 to make way for the railroad.
In the early years of its history, the Monroe Street Bridge was surrounded by businesses that included breweries, flour mills and electricity generation.
At any of the major grocery chains, a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour will run somewhere between $3 to $4. That is, if you can find it. Some people have been willing to pay a bit more and go to unconventional sources: The Grain Shed and Central Food.
Olaf A. Jacobsen was born in Norway in 1860 and arrived in Spokane in 1888. He started a bakery on the corner of College Avenue and North Ash Street in 1889. The building was also listed as the residence for Olaf and his wife, Mary. For almost a century, Spokane ate bread from the one-story baking plant on the north side.
From the early milling business boom, only the Spokane Flour Mill still stands. It almost didn’t get going.
A key chapter in the history of Post Falls Dam begins with Frederick Post, a German immigrant who trained as a millwright and settled in Idaho in 1871.
The big Sperry Flour Mill on East Sprague was about to open – with a capacity of at least 1,000 barrels a day.
Glover Mansion Events LLC, operator of Chateau Rive At The Flour Mill, has completed the buy-out of Bozzi Media’s interest in the venue, company officials said in a news release.
The plentiful flow of the Spokane River gave the first settlers, S.R. Scranton and J.J. Downing, the idea to build a simple sawmill as early as 1871. Another early settler, Frederick Post, built a grist mill in 1876 to produce flour. Another flour processor, the Echo Mill, was built in 1883.
These three grain storage and processing plants in east Spokane represent a various types of agribusiness ventures.
Spokane bakers Ricky Webster and Amber Stout are slated to appear on Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” on Nov. 26.
Flour Farm, a fully-certified organic, gluten-free flour blend, started in Teri Delany’s kitchen as she worked to improve the hand pies sold at Dave DuPree’s businesses.
Sebastian will perform on Jan. 18. Tickets are $37-$47.
Singer/mandolinist Sierra Hull explores a more contemporary sound on her latest album “Weighted Mind.”
When Lafayette Dart walked to Spokane Falls from Walla Walla in 1879, he met up with his brother Herb, who had preceded him, and the two went to work at the Frederick Post flour mill in the young city. Before long the enterprising pair built their own mill on the north bank of Little Spokane River, just a half-mile downstream from what is now the Wandemere Golf Course on the far north side of Spokane.
Austin Sperry founded the Sperry Flour Company in Stockton, California, around 1850. At that time, the gold rush miners were fed with flour shipped from South America and the East Coast. Sperry got his mill up and running and farmers there began to plant wheat. Sperry died in 1881, but the company continued to expand with his partners at the helm. Expansion slowed somewhat as capacity caught up with demand around 1910.
A third Washington state resident has been sickened in an outbreak of E. coli linked to a newly expanded recall of General Mills flour.
General Mills is expanding its recall of certain types of flour in response to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria.
Two Washington residents are among those sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to a General Mills recall of about 10 million pounds of flour.