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Sunday, December 8, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: The Chemical Block

Named for a pharmaceutical warehouse built on the corner of Sprague and Howard in the 1890s, the Chemical Block was home to several businesses before being demolished in 1960 to …


Then and Now: Union Station trestle

The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.


Then and Now: Railroad tracks on Havermale Island

One of the city’s biggest roadblocks for Expo ’74 was the tangle of steel rails that snaked across Havermale Island and along the shore of the river.


100 years ago in Spokane: Newspaper predicts Spokane will be center of the great electrified railroad system

From our archive, 100 years ago The Spokane Daily Chronicle was dreaming of a new, powerful future for Spokane as the center of a great electrified railroad system.


Then and now: Spokane’s railroad history

Robert Strahorn was a businessman, writer and promoter who was 25 when he was hired by Jay Gould of the Union Pacific Railroad as a publicist. For several years, Strahorn, …


Sirti awards energy funds

Two Spokane tech companies will get a share of $1.5 million in federal energy grants and loans to help develop new products and create high-paying jobs. The money was awarded …


Engineering success

Bob Downing, 95, former vice chairman and chief operating officer of Burlington Northern, helped broker the railroad land trade in downtown Spokane that made Expo ’74 a reality. He was …