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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Sledding in Spokane

Sledding in Spokane as a winter pastime has been around for well over 100 years, but before the 1890s, sledding was a term used for commercial hauling of raw logs, ore from mines and other commodities.

Now seeking submissions for Black History Month symposium Feb. 16

The Northwest Passages Book Club in February will host a symposium to celebrate art created by high school students in honor of Black History Month. The book club, in collaboration with the Black Lens, is accepting Black art in all mediums that examines, expands and celebrates the Black experience.

Then and Now: First Waterworks

The first waterworks plant, on what was then called Crystal Island, was completed in 1888, was built to pump running water into Spokane for the first time, and provide fire protection. Or so they thought. Traces of the foundation can still be seen on the rocky bank of Snxw meneɁ (sin-HOO-men-huh), the name given the island in 2017 to reflect the history of Native people in this area.

Then and Now: Mohawk Building

The Mohawk Building, on the 500 block of West Riverside, was a prime business location. It was built shortly after the 1889 fire that leveled Downtown Spokane and IXL Clothing moved in sometime around 1895. The building was torn down in 2006 along with the 1930s New Rookery building.