Stories tagged: kershner
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
Housing was so short in Spokane that people were lined up days ahead of time for a chance to buy one of 165 lots offered for sale in the Audubon …
Wed., Sept. 18, 2019
Auto headlight glare was proving to be a serious, and sometimes, fatal hazard on the region’s increasingly crowded roads, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle breathlessly announced that Catherine Curtis, the head of the Catherine Curtis Motion Picture Corp., was arriving in Spokane tonight to “produce a picture production of the …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
Spokane was still buzzing about the previous day’s visit from President Woodrow Wilson.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
Huge crowds lined the streets as President Wilson and the first lady paraded through downtown Spokane. When Wilson arrived at the Spokane Armory, all 4,500 seats were taken and as …
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle urged every business on Sprague and Riverside avenues to “display the great emblem of Americanism – the Stars and Stripes,” as a way of welcoming President …
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
A delegation of “golf fiends” asked the Spokane City Council to add $37,000 to the park budget for use in enlarging and improving Downriver Golf Course, the Spokane Daily Chronicle …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
Mrs. W.H. McNutt dropped a bombshell in a Los Angeles police court when she explained why she was so certain her missing husband had been murdered: She found a large …
Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
President Woodrow Wilson was coming to visit Spokane in a week, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported, and Spokane had appointed a Committee of 500 to welcome him.
Wed., Sept. 4, 2019
A series of accidents on the Columbia River ferries prompted the Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page to call for “radical and quick action in devising safer methods for transportation across …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Sightseeing trips via airplane were all the rage in Spokane, and one of the latest passengers was Wong Bong, the Chinese owner of a Riverside Avenue noodle cafe.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman dies when car falls from ferry; further developments in disappearance
Mrs. J.B. Crain, wife of a prominent Pasco banker, drowned when the car she was in plunged over the side of a Columbia River ferry, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Major break in case of missing real estate entrepreneur; presidential visit announced
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Los Angeles police announced a major break in the mysterious disappearance of Spokane real estate entrepreneur W.H. McNutt: They arrested Jewel Marie McDonald …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Spokane’s brand-new passenger airline industry got another boost when Lt. W.T. Barnard, former army pilot, announced that he was instituting service, according to the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Wellington Playter had just purchased the bankrupt Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha, but now he said he needed to raise another $50,000 if his new Playter Photo Players …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
The Twin Lakes Hotel at Dellar’s Landing burned to the ground in a fire around breakfast time, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Pontoon bridge floated as ferry replacement; possible shoe ‘profiteering’ probed
A solution to the closing of the Vantage ferry was floated by local officials: build a pontoon bridge, Army style.
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019
Spokane’s passenger air industry debuted when Lt. Fred Kelso began carrying passengers for $10 a flight, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019
The ferry at Vantage over the Columbia River remained out of service, vastly complicating cross-state auto travel, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Orchardists asked to keep ‘wormy apples’ out of river; miners strike for 8-hour day
The district horticultural inspector was pleading with orchardists to “keep your wormy apples out of the Spokane River,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
The farmers of Wheeler, Wash., near Moses Lake, were willing to take stray dogs off the hands of the Spokane Humane Society and give the dogs permanent jobs as rabbit …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page warned of a “Northwest dope ring” with tentacles in Spokane.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Spokane had still not given up on the dream of becoming Hollywood North, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
A coalition of Western political leaders were working on a political plan to “grab control of influence in the nation’s lawmaking halls,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
A woman identified only as “Mrs. Swehla” slept outside in her North Side apple orchard, with a blanket, a pillow and a loaded revolver, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. She …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The Washington Moving Picture Corp. – the movie studio at Minnehaha – was in receivership, The Spokesman-Review reported, but Spokane was still clinging to the hope that this wouldn’t spell …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Spokane’s self-appointed “vice crusader,” dedicated to bringing prostitutes to justice, was himself on the way to jail, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A lightning storm “played hob” with power lines, telephone lines — and one pastor in Opportunity, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Wed., July 31, 2019
Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019
The wife of missing Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt said she was more certain than ever that her husband had been abducted and murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.