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100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a "lost dog” ad in the paper, but in the meantime, the dog spread destruction. It reportedly made its way to Manito Park where it killed two Alaskan wolf puppies. Then it bit two boys who attempted to play with it near their homes.

Beacon Hill rezoning could lead to 31 new homes

A landowner has submitted a proposal to create 31 residential lots in a vacant area on Beacon Hill surrounded by popular nature destinations. The proposal would lay the framework for a small looped neighborhood on a hillside overlooking the Spokane River.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago About 100 children wearing blue felt hats and carrying banners marched through the Central Baptist Church in Spokane singing, “The liquor traffic must go, who wants Washington dry? I, I, I. Who will make it dry? I, I, I!”

Minnehaha Park reaches milestone

Minnehaha Park is turning 100 years old, and on Saturday the neighborhood council with the same name is putting on a daylong celebration. The celebration will mark the anniversary of the city’s purchase of the park in 1909; it paid $30,000 for the land.