Stories tagged: today in history
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
For the moment, U.S. Sen. Miles Poindexter appeared to show promise as the 1920 Republican presidential nominee. A Republican national committeeman said states in the South and West were lined …
Fri., Aug. 30, 2019
Sightseeing trips via airplane were all the rage in Spokane, and one of the latest passengers was Wong Bong, the Chinese owner of a Riverside Avenue noodle cafe.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Woman dies when car falls from ferry; further developments in disappearance
Mrs. J.B. Crain, wife of a prominent Pasco banker, drowned when the car she was in plunged over the side of a Columbia River ferry, The Spokesman-Review reported.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019
100 years ago in Spokane: Major break in case of missing real estate entrepreneur; presidential visit announced
The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Los Angeles police announced a major break in the mysterious disappearance of Spokane real estate entrepreneur W.H. McNutt: They arrested Jewel Marie McDonald …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Spokane’s brand-new passenger airline industry got another boost when Lt. W.T. Barnard, former army pilot, announced that he was instituting service, according to the Spokane Daily Chronicle.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019
Wellington Playter had just purchased the bankrupt Washington Motion Picture Corp. studios at Minnehaha, but now he said he needed to raise another $50,000 if his new Playter Photo Players …
Fri., Aug. 23, 2019
The Twin Lakes Hotel at Dellar’s Landing burned to the ground in a fire around breakfast time, the Spokane Daily Chronicle reported.
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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.