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100 years ago in Spokane: Bing Crosby’s brother named arts editor of Gonzaga student paper

The Spokane Daily Chronicle ran a list of the student editors of The Gonzaga, the student publication of Gonzaga University. The arts editor was Edward Crosby, better known today as …


100 years ago in Spokane: Visit from late president’s son more awkward than exciting

The Spokane Daily Chronicle was excited about the visit to Spokane of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., the son of the late president. However, the populace in general did not seem quite …


100 years ago in Spokane County: Staff quits sanatorium over allegations of doctor’s ‘unprofessional’ behavior

A crisis was developing at the county’s Edgecliff Tuberculosis Sanatorium, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: People line up for days to buy lots as city suffers housing crunch

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Enforcement finds most don’t follow new headlight law

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: City maintains dream of becoming Hollywood North

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, 5:23 p.m.

100 years ago in Washington: After visit to Spokane, Woodrow Wilson makes stop in Cheney, Ritzville

Spokane was still buzzing about the previous day’s visit from President Woodrow Wilson.


100 years ago in Spokane: Crowds gather to hear President Wilson promote League of Nations

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Chronicle urges businesses to display flags for presidential visit

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Golf fiends’ push Downriver expansion; Deaconess lays cornerstone

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: McNutt’s wife drops bombshell in missing-person case

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane prepares for President Wilson’s visit; bunco men nabbed

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.


100 years ago in Eastern Washington: Chronicle calls for new bridges to replace ferries

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Noodle cafe owner takes sightseeing flight; vaudeville theater reopens

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.


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.


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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Local airline industry gets boost; Cedar Creek wildfire spreads

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, 6:06 p.m.

100 years ago in Spokane: Fledgling local movie industry tries to find footing

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Twin Lakes Hotel burns, as does North Idaho forest

The Twin Lakes Hotel at Dellar’s Landing burned to the ground in a fire around breakfast time, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Local air industry debuts with $10 flights; electric power sent to coast

Spokane’s passenger air industry debuted when Lt. Fred Kelso began carrying passengers for $10 a flight, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: Down Columbia River ferry snarls traffic, strands drivers for days

The ferry at Vantage over the Columbia River remained out of service, vastly complicating cross-state auto travel, The Spokesman-Review reported.


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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Stray dogs sought to chase rabbits; strike closes mines

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Editorial implores aid not punishment for local addicts

The Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page warned of a “Northwest dope ring” with tentacles in Spokane.


100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane pushes to become Hollywood North

Spokane had still not given up on the dream of becoming Hollywood North, The Spokesman-Review reported.


100 years ago in Spokane: Republican Spokane Senator among possible Western presidential candidates

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.


100 years ago in Spokane: Back off, boy apple thieves and potential banners of fireworks

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Budding local movie industry tries to survive, despite studio bankruptcy

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: ‘Vice crusader’ convicted for stealing from supposed prostitute

Spokane’s self-appointed “vice crusader,” dedicated to bringing prostitutes to justice, was himself on the way to jail, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.