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Sunday, September 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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How one Spokane couple desegregated the Pantages chain of vaudeville theaters

On Sept. 15, 1918, Samuel Moore and his girlfriend Sadie Miller attempted to attend a vaudeville performance at Spokane’s Pantages Theatre. An usher told them that because they were black, …


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury sides with black man who sued segregated theater

A Spokane jury a black man in Spokane a judgment of $200 after he sued the Pantages Theater for ordering him to sit in the second balcony.


100 years ago in Spokane: S-R fishing columnist raves about the Spokane River

Anglers were preparing for the opening of the fishing season, and The Spokesman-Review’s fishing correspondent boasted that “probably no city in the entire country is surrounded by so many fishing …


100 years ago in Spokane: Butcher-turned-preacher advocates temperance

From our archives, 100 years ago The Rev. Billy Williams took a different approach to temperance evangelizing at the YMCA before a large crowd.