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100 years ago in Spokane: As men leave to serve in World War I, women fill railroad jobs at home

The notion of “women’s work” was expanding in Spokane, due to a wartime shortage of male workers. “Women have begun replacing men” in the Northern Pacific rail car shots in …

100 years ago in Spokane: City, like rest of country, braces for railroad strike

Spokane – and the rest of the U.S. – was bracing for a massive railroad strike called for 4 p.m. the next day. Four unions, representing engineers, firemen, conductors and …

Cheney rail depot closer to being moved, saved

The historic Northern Pacific Railway depot in Cheney is a big step closer to being moved and saved

100 years ago in Spokane: Magazine convention features extravagance at Davenport Hotel

From our archives, 100 years ago The Curtis Publishing Company, publisher of the Saturday Evening Post and other popular magazines, held its district convention in Spokane, and the gala banquet …

Russet potatoes a source of pride

It is next to impossible to find the big Russet Idaho baker potatoes in Idaho grocery stores. Depending on who you ask, the blame either falls on the Idaho Potato …

Building collapse threatens future of historic city of Sprague

SPRAGUE, Wash. – A building collapse last September in this quiet city 40 miles southwest of Spokane is threatening the future of its historic downtown. Last month, the Washington Trust …