Stories tagged: Today in History
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Pontoon bridge floated as ferry replacement; possible shoe ‘profiteering’ probed
A solution to the closing of the Vantage ferry was floated by local officials: build a pontoon bridge, Army style.
Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane’s passenger air industry debuted when Lt. Fred Kelso began carrying passengers for $10 a flight, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
The ferry at Vantage over the Columbia River remained out of service, vastly complicating cross-state auto travel, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Orchardists asked to keep ‘wormy apples’ out of river; miners strike for 8-hour day
The district horticultural inspector was pleading with orchardists to “keep your wormy apples out of the Spokane River,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
The farmers of Wheeler, Wash., near Moses Lake, were willing to take stray dogs off the hands of the Spokane Humane Society and give the dogs permanent jobs as rabbit …
Sun., Aug. 11, 2019
The Spokane Daily Chronicle editorial page warned of a “Northwest dope ring” with tentacles in Spokane.
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Spokane had still not given up on the dream of becoming Hollywood North, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019
A coalition of Western political leaders were working on a political plan to “grab control of influence in the nation’s lawmaking halls,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
A woman identified only as “Mrs. Swehla” slept outside in her North Side apple orchard, with a blanket, a pillow and a loaded revolver, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. She …
Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
The Washington Moving Picture Corp. – the movie studio at Minnehaha – was in receivership, The Spokesman-Review reported, but Spokane was still clinging to the hope that this wouldn’t spell …
Fri., Aug. 2, 2019
Spokane’s self-appointed “vice crusader,” dedicated to bringing prostitutes to justice, was himself on the way to jail, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 1, 2019
A lightning storm “played hob” with power lines, telephone lines — and one pastor in Opportunity, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Wed., July 31, 2019
Spokane’s fire chief made a controversial request: Ban firecrackers in the city, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
The wife of missing Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt said she was more certain than ever that her husband had been abducted and murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., July 25, 2019
The wife of Spokane stockbroker W.H. McNutt, who vanished weeks before, was apparently no longer convinced her husband had been murdered, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 2:47 p.m.
Area timbermen asked President Woodrow Wilson to send troops to North Idaho and western Montana to fight the raging wildfires, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Sun., July 21, 2019
Miss Anna White, 23, chased a young hotel thief down Riverside Avenue, nabbed him, and “held him prisoner until the arrival of the police,” The Spokesman-Review reported.
Sat., July 20, 2019
The Peter Olson Mystery Case, as The Spokesman-Review called it, took a new turn. Olson was a farm worker from Minnesota who was discovered by a passerby, lying in a …
Fri., July 19, 2019
A Spokane fireman was on his way to fish at Marshall Lake when he heard moaning and a cry for water in the woods, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Thu., July 18, 2019
The state concluded its case against 28 members of the Industrial Workers of the World – Wobblies, as they were known – for the crime of wearing Wobbly buttons, the …
Wed., July 17, 2019
More than 100 people staged a massive jackrabbit drive – yes, a bunny roundup – near Prosser.
Fri., July 12, 2019
Child labor was abolished in Inland Northwest mills, logging camps and box factories, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported. It had long been the practice to employ young boys and girls …
Thu., July 11, 2019
Hundreds of people stood on the Washington Street bridge to watch a series of river baptisms performed by the Rev. John G. Lake.
Sun., June 23, 2019, 5 a.m.
Federal prosecutors revealed a bombshell on the first day of the William H. “Lone Star” Dietz draft evasion trial, claiming that Dietz was an “impostor” and not a Native American …
Mon., June 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane was anxious about its chances to be on the route of an exciting transcontinental airplane expedition, featuring four army airplanes of the Curtiss JN-4 type. They were scheduled to …
Mon., April 15, 2019, 5 a.m.
Construction gets underway of the Hutton Settlement for orphaned children. In other news, teachers get a raise of $1.50 per year.
Mon., April 8, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two stories in The Spokane Daily Chronicle address bolshevist plots and labor relations in Spokane.
Mon., April 1, 2019, 5 a.m.
Residents of Lincoln Heights ask the city to pave 29th Avenue because winter months left them isolated.
Sat., April 28, 2012
From our archives, 100 years ago The slayer of Spokane Daily Chronicle city editor Edward Rothrock gave a jailhouse interview in which he declared, “I’m glad I did it.”
Fri., April 27, 2012
From our archives, 100 years ago Recriminations, expulsions and threats of violence roiled the high school in the town of Palouse – all because of an ice cream party.