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100 years ago in Spokane: Irish leader tells crowd Britain’s hold on island is ‘fated to fail’

Eamonn de Valera, the provisional “president of the Irish republic,” addressed a huge crowd at the Auditorium Theater, which included 400 people who were allowed to stand and sit on …


100 years ago in Spokane: John Philip Sousa wows Auditorium Theater crowd

John Philip Sousa, the March King, played to a wildly enthusiastic crowd at the Auditorium Theater and received “such applause as the historic old theater has rarely heard,” the Spokane …


100 years ago today in Coeur d’Alene: Site of Fort Sherman for sale after lumber company declares bankruptcy

Old Fort Sherman in Coeur d’Alene, “one of the historic spots of the Northwest,” was up for sale. The site of the old army post had been owned by a …


100 years ago in Spokane: New theatrical circuit could bring top shows ‘in advance of their New York premieres’

Spokane was excited about the prospect of being one of the Northwest stops on a major new theatrical circuit being organized by A.L. Erlanger, “the Little Napoleon of the theater …


100 years ago in Spokane: 236 cars in nighttime parade celebrate second auto show at Davenport Hotel

From our archives, 100 years ago A parade of 236 decorated autos swept through Spokane in a “magnificent night spectacle.”


100 years ago in Spokane: “Madame Butterfly” reviewer effusive in praise for production

A reviewer in 1916 Spokane liked the production of “Madame Butterfly” - a lot.


100 years ago in Benewah County: Relatives suspect foul play in man’s disappearance

From our archives, 100 years ago Authorities in Benewah County were investigating the mysterious disappearance of Oscar Olson, a young man who lived alone on farm on the St. Maries …


100 years ago in California: Spokane actor dies in stagecoach fall during filming

From our archives, 100 years ago Leslie Reed, a well-known actor in Spokane, died during a motion picture shoot near Santa Barbara.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The city’s juvenile probation officer was attempting to place several delinquent lads on ranches for the summer.


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The drama critic of The Spokesman-Review was not pleased, not pleased at all, by “The House of Bondage,” presented by the Baker Players at …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. A.F. Randall of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church addressed a “mothers-and-daughters-only” meeting at the Auditorium Theater on the subject of “sex truth.”


Then and Now: Auditorium Theater, demolished in 1934

The Auditorium Theater highlighted Spokane as the outpost of culture on the western plains. The building’s owners, John Browne and Anthony Cannon, arrived in the dusty village of Spokan Falls …