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Landmarks: Monument dedicated to Rebecca Hurn, Spokane’s first female lawyer, state’s first female senator

A new monument was dedicated last week at Greenwood Memorial Terrace honoring a woman who was breaking glass ceilings early in the 1900s – back way before there even was …


Landmarks: Greenwood monuments, lawns honor Japanese heritage

The grave marker of Spokane native Roy Shiosaki at Greenwood Memorial Terrace reflects the military service of which he was so proud.


Landmarks: Obelisk marks gravesite of Spokane pioneer Charles Voorhees

Charles Voorhees moved to Washington Territory in 1882, settling in the community of Colfax. He became prosecuting attorney for Whitman County, 1882-1885, and then, running as a Democrat, was elected …


Enloe helped electrify Eastern Washington

In one newspaper story Eugene Enloe was asked how to become successful, and he replied: “No young man will want to listen to my advice. My formula isn’t popular. It …


Crews fight brush fire near Indian Canyon Golf Course

A brush fire Thursday afternoon near Indian Canyon Golf Course sent clouds of smoke into the sky during rush-hour traffic as flames towered just on the edge of Greenwood Memorial …


Monument to honor Civil War naval hero

History advocates in Spokane are holding a dedication at 2 p.m. Friday to commemorate a Civil War naval hero and Medal of Honor recipient who is buried in Spokane. The …


Landmarks: Clagett practiced law across the Inland Northwest

Many of the headstones in the cemeteries of Spokane stand as monuments, large and small, marking the final resting place of Inland Northwest pioneers, men and woman who shaped the …


Determined genealogists combine to restore memory of soldier

One mystery surrounding Pvt. Hugh McLaughlin was recently solved. For 106 years, the Confederate soldier’s body lay in an unmarked grave in Spokane’s Greenwood Memorial Terrace cemetery.


Landmarks: Actor’s murder-suicide left behind fame, forgiveness

Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane is the final resting place for a well-known stage, screen and television character actor. You know his face when you see it, even if his …


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 …


Pilot left a legacy here, abroad

In 1942, shortly after America entered World War II, Spokane’s Charles F. “Chuck” Gumm stepped away from his studies at Gonzaga University – and into history. Enlisting in the U.S. …


Monument to honor bravery of Spokane soldier and father

When Army Sgt. 1st Class Bruce A. Grandstaff volunteered for duty in Vietnam in 1966 he left his two young daughters behind. When he lost his life on May 18, …


Monument honors creator of Father’s Day, her dad

Lost a bit in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Father’s Day in Spokane this June was the dedication of monuments to Sonora Smart Dodd, the …


Front Porch: Beloved father’s legacy etched in stone

Lost a bit in the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Father’s Day in Spokane this June was the dedication of monuments to Sonora Smart Dodd, the …


Thieves target bronze urns and flower pots at cemeteries

Thieves looking for valuable metal may be responsible for the loss of bronze flower pots and urns at two Spokane cemeteries in the past two weeks, detectives announced Wednesday. The …


Metal thieves hit 2 Spokane cemeteries

Thieves looking for valuable metal may be responsible for the loss of flower pots and urns at two Spokane cemeteries in the last two weeks, detectives announced today.


Victim identified in mowing fatality

A cemetery worker killed Friday when his lawn tractor overturned was identified Tuesday as Robert A. Villa, 44.


Cemetery worker killed in tractor accident identified

A cemetery worker killed June 18 when his lawn tractor overturned was identified today as Robert A. Villa, 44.


Spokane cemetery worker dies in tractor-mower accident

A 44-year-old cemetery worker was killed this morning when a lawn tractor he was riding dropped down an embankment and landed on top of him, authorities said.


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 …


Unmarked grave part of Spokane’s justice history

There’s an open area behind the main office at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, back by the hillside and beyond the upright headstones, where an unmarked grave contains the remains of Charles …


Unmarked grave part of Spokane’s justice history

There’s an open area behind the main office at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, back by the hillside and beyond the upright headstones, where an unmarked grave contains the remains of Charles …


Remembering WWII hero

It’s a long way from Reardan to Best, The Netherlands, but the two places are connected by a 22-year-old soldier. Pfc. Joe E. Mann was born in Reardan in 1922. …