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100 years ago in Spokane: Telegraph messengers protest working women

The local “Mercury” boys – telegraph messenger boys – went on strike until the Western Union Co. met their two demands. One of those demands seems a bit jarring to …

Woman, called inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington state.

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 …