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UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019, 7:09 a.m.

Then and Now: Millwright Frederick Post’s influence felt at Post Falls Dam

A key chapter in the history of Post Falls Dam begins with Frederick Post, a German immigrant who trained as a millwright and settled in Idaho in 1871.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 12:59 p.m.

Getting There: The winter gear you need as you climb Sherman Pass on your way to Thanksgiving dinner

Not much is known about the first Thanksgiving, despite the myths we’ve built up around the holiday celebrating gratitude, friends, family and fall.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

New bridge at U-District will likely keep ‘Gateway’ in name

For years, the city has referred to the bridge in Spokane’s University District as the University District Gateway Bridge. After a unanimous vote, the city’s Plan Commission wants the name …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018, 5:34 p.m.

Glover Field, long named for controversial ‘Father of Spokane’ James Glover, could get new moniker

James N. Glover Field was dedicated in 1917 for the man who bought the land that became Spokane and laid out its first streets. After a century, it could get …


Spokane Fourth of July celebrations started with humble gathering in 1874

Spokane’s Fourth of July celebrations since 1874 have featured music, cannons, marijuana and more.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Down by the riverside, Spokane found its heritage

The Spokane River’s falls drew Native tribes for millennia. And then came the settlers, who gradually came to treasure the natural beauty at the heart of Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Local man fighting in Canadian Army describes World War I trenches

Frank Passmore, a “well-known Spokane boy” who had joined the Canadian army, wrote home about life in the trenches in France. “I am writing this to the tune of ‘whistling …


100 years ago in Spokane: James Glover, ‘the father of Spokane,’ describes Spokane Falls in 1873

James N. Glover, “the father of Spokane,” continued his series of memoirs in the Spokane Daily Chronicle. He described his first visit in 1873, when he found only three families …


100 years ago in Spokane: Founder of Father’s Day among those opposed to hanging murderer on downtown post office’s roof

Protests broke out immediately after Spokane’s U.S. marshal revealed he had applied to stage the hanging of convicted murderer Edward Mayberry on the roof of the downtown post office.


100 years ago in Spokane: Dogcatcher prepares to round up unlicensed dogs

From our archive, 100 years ago City officials were preparing to round up all of the city’s illegals – illegal dogs, that is.


100 years ago in Spokane: Curly Jim, prominent member of Spokane Tribe who lived in teepee near Hangman Creek, dies at 75

Curly Jim, a prominent figure of the Spokane Tribe, died at Sacred Heart Hospital, not far from where he was born 75 years earlier.