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UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

At Fairmount Memorial Park, a headstone links strangers lost in Titanic’s plunge

William Rice, a Hillyard railroad worker, died two years before the Titanic set sail. Yet his life and death provided a link – unknown at the time – among three …


Trail of ashes: A local man’s work to restore identity to the unclaimed dead

A local retiree spends his days sifting through cemetery records, updating lists of the dead. His work has led to some surprising discoveries – and even united families across more …


Fairmount to dedicate new monument to Civil War veteran Friday

Civil War veteran and his wife are being honored with a monument at Fairmount Memorial Park


65 years after a fire killed her four siblings in Deep Creek, woman claims their remains

Marjorie Dunston returned to Spokane this week to claim the ashes of her four dead brothers and sisters after a house fire in Deep Creek took their lives on Aug. …


Spokane cemeteries still cleaning up from windstorm

A month after a windstorm blew through Spokane, root balls still tower over graves at some Spokane cemeteries.


Small landslide exposes graves at Spokane cemetery

Cemetery officials will take a closer look today at a small landslide that exposed several graves over the holiday weekend at Fairmount Memorial Park in northwest Spokane. The slide on …


75 service members honored at memorial ceremony

Marlene Sawdy wiped fresh tears from her eyes Monday, the flag being folded in front of her causing images of three generations of her military family to come rushing back …


Storytellers to bring alive pioneer days

Get to know Spokane’s history through the lives of some of its famous and colorful pioneers (and interesting characters as well) Saturday at the daylong Walking With Ancestors event at …


Crowd gathers to honor fallen service members

Marge Brown stood near the graves of eight family members at Fairmount Memorial Park on Monday morning during a moving tribute to all of the soldiers who have died in …


Hundreds gather for Memorial Day tribute in Spokane

Marge Brown stood near the graves of eight family members at Fairmount Memorial Park on Monday morning during a moving tribute to all of the soldiers who have died in …


Civil War veteran buried in Spokane

Today is Veterans Day, the day we give thanks to our military veterans. Those who are old enough remember it by its previous name, Armistice Day, for the signing on …


3,500 flags will fly in Spokane cemeteries in honor of those who served

Each of the 2,240 flags raised in Fairmount Memorial Park is meticulously plotted in the same location each year so families can pay tribute to the veterans they’ve lost. The …


Former Lincoln guard helped build Spokane

This is the month to observe the birthdays of famous American presidents. We are midway between President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb. 12) and the birthday of President George Washington (Feb. …