Stories tagged: World War I
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5 a.m.
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 …
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
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 …
Thu., July 4, 2019
Spokane’s giant Victory and Independence Day parade through downtown had an international flavor.
Thu., June 27, 2019, 5 a.m.
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, 6:56 a.m.
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, 10:08 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 20, 2019
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, 6:38 a.m.
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.”
Thu., June 6, 2019
Cafe workers in Spokane won a major labor concession: a six-day week.
Fri., May 31, 2019
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, 1:43 p.m.
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.
Tue., May 28, 2019
Girls at North Central High School voted overwhelmingly for a stricter dress code.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:28 a.m.
Spokane came from behind on the final day of competition and won a seized German cannon.
Tue., May 21, 2019
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 …
Wed., May 15, 2019
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.
Wed., May 8, 2019
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.
Tue., May 7, 2019
Spokane gave an enthusiastic welcome to the 91st Infantry Division as more soldiers returned from World War I.
Sat., May 4, 2019
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, 4:10 p.m.
Meanwhile, Hansen was in Kansas promoting Victory bonds. In a speech to the Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Hansen attacked Wobblies and anarchists.
Wed., May 1, 2019
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, 8:37 a.m.
The arrival of returning soldiers from World War I was about to make the city go “hero wild,” the Spokane Daily Chronicle predicted.
Sat., April 27, 2019
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.
Wed., April 24, 2019
Spokane was preparing for the return of World War I soldiers and a “flying circus.”
Tue., March 26, 2019
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, 6:10 p.m.
“War trophies” from the 91st Division, “the Northwest’s fighting national army organization,” were coming to Spokane for display.
Sun., March 17, 2019, 5 a.m.
Two Spokane soldiers described their harrowing experiences in France and Germany.
Sat., March 9, 2019, 5 a.m.
Spokane war aviator Lt. Ralph Stone arrived home with harrowing stories to tell of his 18 months over Germany.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 6:43 a.m.
Eastern Washington had between 1,500 and 2,000 “draft delinquents,” according to authorities, and a “roundup” was about to start.
Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Lumber companies in the Local Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen (the Four L’s) declared that they would fire any employee who was an “alien slacker.”
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: American aviator describes his duties chasing German zeppelins in World War I
“Flying over England at night and chasing German zeppelins until they were well off home territory, then scouting around through the darkness to see if there were any left, sure …