Stories tagged: telegraph
Tue., July 10, 2018
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 6:21 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Housemaid union calls for $10 weekly wage; Lewis and Clark High School runners race Seattle school via telegraph
Spokane’s housemaids and hired girls might soon take up a battle cry: “Ten dollars a week or strike!” The Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) were organizing a new chapter …
Thu., March 17, 2016
From our archives, 100 years ago Spokane’s top bowlers were planning to be part of a new kind of athletic competition: a telegraph match.
Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago Washington State College students in Pullman were still recovering from a wild celebration over the football team’s overwhelming 29-0 victory over the Oregon Agricultural …