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100 years ago in Spokane: Famous animal trainer to help film movie at Minnehaha studio

A well-known animal trainer, James B. Murphy, arrived in Spokane with a large “collection of wild animals” to be used in a movie to be filmed at the Playter Studios …


100 Years Ago in Spokane: Minnehaha Park misses its movie moment; Ex-President Taft plans Spokane trip

A director is hired to film a movie in Spokane’s Minnehaha Park; Former President Taft plans lecture at Lewis and Clark High School


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Compromise raises streetcar fare to 6 cents; Minnehaha movie studio in trouble

The newest development in an ongoing problems with Spokane streetcar system was the approval of a temporary fare increase.


100 years ago in Spokane: Dream of a Hollywood North starts to fracture

Not all was well at the Washington Motion Picture Corporation.


100 years ago in Spokane: Wolfhound, likely rabid, escapes movie studio and bites children, kills puppies

A large gray wolfhound belonging to movie actor William Cooper escaped from the Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha Park. The actor put a “lost dog” ad in the …


100 years ago in Spokane: Humane Society rounds up scraps; plans unveiled for new movie studio

Spokane’s dogs had a Christmas request for downtown diners: “Please order chicken or turkey and please do not pick the bones too clean.” That was the whimsical message supposedly signed …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017

Missing homeless man located in north Spokane

A 21-year-old homeless man who was kidnapped Saturday was located by Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies Wednesday afternoon.


Beacon Hill rezoning could lead to 31 new homes

A landowner has submitted a proposal to create 31 residential lots in a vacant area on Beacon Hill surrounded by popular nature destinations. The proposal would lay the framework for …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago About 100 children wearing blue felt hats and carrying banners marched through the Central Baptist Church in Spokane singing, “The liquor traffic must go, …


Authorities investigating assaults urge caution on trail

Authorities investigating reports of women being assaulted by a bicyclist while jogging continue to urge caution but say law enforcement “is addressing this issue.”


UPDATED: Wed., July 27, 2011

Beacon Hill fire started at Minnehaha Park

Spokane fire crews are on the scene of brush fire at Beacon Hill, near Minnehaha Park at Euclid Avenue and Havana Street.


In brief: Minnehaha Neighborhood plans celebration Friday

MINNEHAHA – The Minnehaha Neighborhood Council will hold its second annual Minnehaha Neighborhood Park Celebration on Saturday at Minnehaha Park, Frederick Avenue on Euclid Road. From 10 a.m. to 4 …


Minnehaha Park reaches milestone

Minnehaha Park is turning 100 years old, and on Saturday the neighborhood council with the same name is putting on a daylong celebration. The celebration will mark the anniversary of …