Stories tagged: great northern
Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
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 …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017
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.
Thu., Oct. 20, 2016
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.
Mon., July 28, 2014
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, …
Tue., Dec. 14, 2010
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 …
Wed., Oct. 1, 2008
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 …