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Special delivery: Paperboys (and some girls) recall the highs and lows of delivering the Spokane Chronicle

Every afternoon for decades, young men (and sometimes women) slung canvas bags over their shoulders after class and slung Chronicle papers onto porches across the Inland Empire. Several responded to a recent call by The Spokesman-Review for memories of those formative years, including the occasional dodgy subscriber, vicious dog and, of course, the spoils of their paychecks.

100 Years Ago Today: Spokane likely on route of transcontinental flight

Spokane was anxious about its chances to be on the route of an exciting transcontinental airplane expedition, featuring four army airplanes of the Curtiss JN-4 type. They were scheduled to take off from Mineola, N.Y., and to map out an air route from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

100 years ago in Spokane: Wobblies’ new path alarms newspaper

The city’s Wobblies combined with the “bolshevist elements of the socialists” to create a new radical organization to be called the League for Democracy at Home. The Spokane Daily Chronicle was clearly alarmed by this development.

100 years ago in Spokane: Newspapers rush publication of draft lottery results

The “most stupendous of all lotteries, in all ages” took place in Washington D.C., affecting the military fate of 10 million young Americans. It was the World War I draft lottery, in which all eligible men were assigned a number. The 1,370,000 with the lowest numbers would be eligible for the first call-up, and local draft boards would then select 687,000 of those men to be “ordered to colors,” i.e., ordered to report for service. The plan was to immediately create an army of 500,000 men to fight in Europe.

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle announced a new form of newspaper delivery – “by aeroplane.”

Longtime outdoors writer dies at 96

Fenton Roskelley, former outdoors writer for the Spokane Daily Chronicle and the newspaper’s only employee to have a company car equipped with a boat hitch, died of natural causes Wednesday. He was 96. He never missed a day of work, writing as many as six stories or columns a week, said his son, John Roskelley, a world-class mountaineer and former Spokane County commissioner.