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Miss Kathleen Gonyou, 21, sent an attacker crying into the night at Regal Street and 17th Avenue.
Sightseeing trips via airplane were all the rage in Spokane, and one of the latest passengers was Wong Bong, the Chinese owner of a Riverside Avenue noodle cafe.
The touring vaudeville performers at the Pantages Theater arrived with their own special baggage car, containing all of their luggage and props.
Then and now offers a glimpse of Spokane as it was a century ago.
From our archives, 100 years ago The canoeing vacation of brothers George and Walter Roos of Portland ended in tragedy at the The Dalles.
From our archives, 100 years ago The driver of a county auto paving truck saw three boys run from the curb as if to jump on the back of his trailer. This was a common prank, since the truck moved only a few miles per hour.
The Hippodrome, a theater combining vaudeville and feature films, reopened to huge crowds at First Avenue and Howard Street in Spokane.
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane Parks Superintendent John W. Duncan (of Duncan Gardens fame) said that one of the most common questions he received this time of year was, “What am I to do with the dandelions? They are about to overrun my place.”
Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing places as Spokane.”
From our archives, 100 years ago Here’s how people in Spokane were being entertained, 1916-style, as reported in a series of reviews of the weekend’s vaudeville shows:
From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Billy Williams took a different approach to temperance evangelizing at the YMCA before a large crowd.
From our archives, 100 years ago When the Barnes Hypnotic Show – a vaudeville act – went defunct in Lewiston, four members of the company were stranded penniless. Two of the male performers provided just enough money for train fare to Spokane for young “actresses” Flo Russell and Grace Marvel. The two men followed by hopping a freight.
From our archives, 100 years ago Erick Lackso, a 29-year-old Finn, took “three pulls from a Chinaman’s pipe.”
A traveling show on the road to Spokane reflects the early days of vaudeville, when performers worked with what they had. Consider their outfits, for example. Costumes worn by the jugglers, musicians and acrobats of the New Old Time Chautauqua look handmade or handed down, said Lupito Flores, station manager for KYRS-FM. The noncommercial station, aka Thin Air Community Radio, will present the group’s two-hour variety show Sunday as a fundraiser.
COLOGNE, Germany – It’s a weird, wacky world out here on the global vaudeville circuit. During my tag-along trips with Charlie Schmidt, Spokane’s Lord of the Nose Dance, I’ve encountered oddballs galore, such as …