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Salvation Army band recalls Spokane roots

It’s unclear whether any souls were saved, but “Onward Christian Soldiers” rang out from brass instruments as the Salvation Army held an outdoor service Friday in downtown Spokane. A handful of spectators braved Good Friday cold and rain on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Howard Street, the very spot where the evangelical Christian group began its Spokane mission in August 1891.

Salvation Army outdoor service

The Spokane Citadel Brass Band and others gathered in downtown Spokane on April 2, 2010, on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Howard Street to commemorate the the Salvation Army’s first Spokane mission in 1891. The site is where the evangelical Christian group began its Spokane mission in August 1891.