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Macron marks Armistice Day in homage to dead soldiers

French President Emmanuel Macron led Armistice Day commemorations on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead.


100 years ago in Spokane: Veterans, city celebrate one-year anniverary of end of World War I

About 2,500 uniformed men turned out for a parade through downtown Spokane celebrating the end of World War I.


Millwood, World War I history enthusiasts plan memorial dedication for Armistice Day anniversary

With help from several organizations and donations of materials and time, Rae Anna Victor, Vikkie Nacarrato and others plan to honor the region’s dead in combat during World War I …


100 years ago in Spokane: Postwar ‘profiteers’ targeted, but city inspectors say food and housing shortage a reality

Several counties, including Spokane, set up commissions to examine the high costs of food, fuel and housing. But a municipal investigation revealed true scarcities of these commodities, indicating prices were …


Then and Now: Morris and Co. building

Nelson Morris began his work at the family’s meatpacking company, Morris and Co., when the company built a plat at 124 S. Jefferson St. in Spokane in 1911. An airship …


100 years ago in Spokane: Giant Independence Day parade had an international flavor

Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.


100 years ago, Spokane waited for a peace treaty and a cannon

Spokane was still welcoming back local soldiers from the battlefields of Europe 100 years ago Friday as it prepared for the Fourth of July. The Great War, as it was …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: At federal trial, prosecutors say former Washington State coach ‘Lone Star’ Dietz was posing as Indian

The government rested its case in the William H. “Lone Star” Dietz trial, and in closing arguments called Dietz a fake, an impostor and a “slacker.”


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious …


100 years ago in Spokane: Power company nearing final approval for dam at Bowl and Pitcher in Spokane River that would create 4-mile lake

The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported that the Spokane Valley Power Co. was going forward with plans to dam the Spokane River at Bowl and Pitcher, creating “a lake four miles …


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Washington State football coach who led Cougars to Rose Bowl win accused of evading draft

William “Lone Star” Dietz, former Washington State College football coach turned famous movie actor, was in Spokane to stand trial on a shocking charge: being a wartime “slacker.”


100 years ago in Spokane: Restaurant workers no longer forced to work 7-days-a-week

Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.


100 years ago in Spokane: Soldier recently home from World War I to speak at NAACP event; prosecution develops motive in landlady murder case

Lt. Charles S. Parker, one of four black soldiers in Spokane who fought in World War I, returned back home after 10 months in France.


UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.

Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.


100 years ago in Spokane: North Central High School girls vote for stricter dress code

Girls at North Central High School voted overwhelmingly for a stricter dress code.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: City wins seized German cannon in World War I Victory bond drive

Spokane came from behind on the final day of competition and won a seized German cannon.


100 years ago in Spokane: Mayor warns veterans not to act as mob against radicals

Returning World War I soldiers warned the Spokane City Council that they would use violence to stop “the speeches of radicals in Spokane who are insulting the flag and American …


100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for train with 300 wounded soldiers; North Central High School girls embrace stricter dress code

A train carrying about 300 wounded soldiers was scheduled to stop briefly in Spokane on the way to Camp Lewis.


100 years ago in Spokane: Plans announced to build new Episcopal cathedral in honor of soldiers killed in World War I

All Saints Episcopal church announced it would build a new cathedral that would be dedicated to those killed in action during World War I.


100 years ago in Spokane: Soldiers, terrier celebrate return from World War I

Spokane gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 91st Infantry Division as more soldiers returned from World War I.


100 years ago in Spokane: Valley fruit trees hit hard by frost

Fruit trees in the Spokane Valley area were hard hit by late season frost. Reports from Vera, Oppportunity and Greenacres were that damage to pears, peaches and early apples was …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Bomb that targeted Seattle mayor arrives for inspection

Meanwhile, Hansen was in Kansas promoting Victory bonds. In a speech to the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Hansen attacked Wobblies and anarchists.


100 years ago in Spokane: Billy Sunday, famous evangelist, to lead rally at armory for Victory bonds

Billy Sunday, the nation’s most prominent evangelist was in town, not for his usual religious revival, but to rally support for Victory Bonds to pay for the United States’ involvement …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: Trainloads of soldiers to make Spokane go ‘hero wild’

The arrival of returning soldiers from World War I was about to make the city go “hero wild,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle predicted.


100 years ago in Central Washington: Railroad workers strike over lack of bathtubs, decent meals

About 300 men working on a project to electrify the Milwaukee Railroad’s line through Washington were on strike at their job site west of the Columbia River.


100 years ago in Spokane: City prepares for flying circus and returning World War I soldiers

Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”


100 years ago: Spokane man reported to have died in World War I says reports of his demise ‘greatly exaggerated’

Lt. L.S. “Babe” Wilson, a well-known Spokane man, had been reported dead in France. Yet he was happy to report that he was alive and well and “enjoying the hospitality …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

100 years ago in Spokane: War trophies from 91st Division coming to town for display

“War trophies” from the 91st Division, “the Northwest’s fighting national army organization,” were coming to Spokane for display.


100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane soldiers feel lucky to be alive

Two Spokane soldiers described their harrowing experiences in France and Germany.


100 years ago in Spokane: War aviator returns home with harrowing stories from Germany

Spokane war aviator Lt. Ralph Stone arrived home with harrowing stories to tell of his 18 months over Germany.