Stories tagged: milwaukee road
Sat., Oct. 19, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Boys accused of “forcibly hugging and kissing” telephone operators given lecture by judge
Three boys were on trial in police court for “forcibly hugging and kissing” two young telephone operators.
Wed., March 27, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Investigators consider manslaughter charge for driver in deadly North Side crash
A group of young people went dancing at the Silver Grill, had several drinks of illicit whiskey, then went on an early-morning drive in a seven-passenger Buick.
Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Historian Robert Hyslop, in his book “Spokane Building Blocks,” explains why Spokane’s Union Station, shown under construction in 1913, was called a station and not a depot. There had already …
Mon., Oct. 8, 2018
The 1894 Spokane City Hall at Howard and Front streets symbolized the optimism and grand dreams of a railroad boomtown.
Fri., June 23, 2017
While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …
Fri., March 3, 2017
100 years ago in Spokane: Quarantine ordered for dogs in Eastern Washington in response to feared rabies outbreak
A quarantine was in effect against unmuzzled, free-running dogs in Spokane and nine other Eastern Washington counties – yet The Spokesman-Review reported that “unmuzzled dogs cavorted gleefully in the downtown …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016
A Post Falls baseball nut and Chicago Cubs fanatic lived out a dream last week in full-circle moment overflowing with trains, family history and destiny.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016
The Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail was organized in 2016 shortly after the 2015 Washington Legislature nearly gave the rail trail away to adjacent East Side landowners.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the hoboes killed in a head-on train wreck near Lind was identified as Harold H. Coe of Seattle.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Two Milwaukee Road passenger trains crashed head-on seven miles west of Lind, killing one of the engineers and two “unidentified tramps” riding on the …
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Well, pilgrim, we’ve got ourselves a bit of trouble in this here town of Tekoa. A part of the John Wayne Trail might be closed and some folks hereabouts are …
Fri., Jan. 16, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago One of the “great engineering feats performed by man” – the Snoqualmie Tunnel of the Milwaukee Road – was completed and ready for traffic.
Sun., Sept. 14, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane was entering what society columnist Betty Graeme called “a gay whirl” of a week, with three gala events. They were:
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review editorial page was celebrating a new “epoch for Spokane” with the formal opening of a new transcontinental rail line through Spokane. It …
Fri., Feb. 28, 2014
MALDEN, Wash. – A narrow, treeless corridor runs along scenic Pine Creek next to this tiny town in northern Whitman County. It maintains a level line as it moves off …
Sun., July 21, 2013
When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few days recently – an active couple on their summer vacation – the Route of the Hiawatha immediately came to mind for treating …
Mon., March 4, 2013
For more than 30 years, the eastern section of an old railroad right of way in the heart of Spokane Valley has sat unused. Spokane County bought the land in …
Mon., June 18, 2012
Spokane County commissioners have paved the way for a new multiple-use trail on former railroad property east of Appleway Boulevard in Spokane Valley. The commissioners last week approved a resolution …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2012
There’s a chance the John Wayne Pioneer Trail in Whitman and Spokane counties could get $1.2 million in improvements as early as 2013. Washington State Parks is seeking a federal …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2007
From 1907 through 1909, the Milwaukee Road blasted a route through the Bitterroots, into the Inland Northwest and onward to Puget Sound. Today, you can explore the most spectacular section …