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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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

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 …


100 years ago in Spokane: Irish celebrate, and bowling match by telegraph planned

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.


100 years ago in Pullman: Students gather for telegraph updates from road football game

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 …