Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA People, Pictures and News From the Past
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Spokane is a city located in the northwestern United States in the state of Washington. It is the largest city of Spokane County of which it is also the county seat, and the metropolitan center of the Inland Northwest region. The city is located on the Spokane River in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles (32 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 232 miles (373 km) east of Seattle.
The city of Spokane (then known as "Spokane Falls") was settled in 1871 and officially incorporated as a city in 1881. The city's name is drawn from the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means "Children of the Sun" in Salishan. Completion of the Northern Pacific Railway in 1881 brought major settlement to the Spokane area.
1898 - Watch Tomorrow's Sun Tomorrow will be "groundhog day." There are all sorts of theories about the weather on that day. In Spokane the popular creed seems to be that if the groundhog comes out of his hole at noon and sees his shadow in the sunlight he will go back again, knowing that there will be six more weeks of winter...Read MORE...
1898 - FLAG DAY, Tuesday, June 14. Over 10,000,000 flags have been sold in the United States since April 21st.
June 14, 1777, the Congress of the United States adopted our present flag. Celebrate the day by hanging out the Stars and Stripes.
And do not forget to lay in your Fourth of July goods early. Largest stock of fireworks...Read MORE...
1901 - Spokane - The City of the Island Empire by Harold Bolce Sculptors have not yet chiselled the glory of the founders of Spokane, for most of the pioneers of that city, heedless of remote epitaphs, still hurry over its now “populous pavements,” multiplying their wealth. Boys born in the first year of the city’s incorporation have not yet reached the age of...Read MORE...
1906 Spokane, or Spokane Falls, a city, capital of Spokane co., Wash., on the Spokane River (which traverses the city in a aeries of water-falls) and on the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, the Spokane Falls and Northern and other railroads, 544 miles NE. by E. of Portland, Oregon. It is the centre ...Read MORE...
1910 - June 19 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
historyorb.com June 19, 1910 Added: 3/21/2014 6:25:04 PM - 1 Updated: 6/18/2014 11:51:48 AM - 1
1910 - TWO MEN WERE BADLY HURT. NEW BRIDGE WORK IS WRECKED. At 4 o'clock this afternoon it was found that the net result of the accident on the new Monroe Street bridge was two men badly hurt, all work above the water's edge destroyed, and thousands of dollars of the city's money gone into the swirling rapids. Names of injured: J. F. WALPERS, East 1024 Ric...Read MORE...
1915 - STREET CAR GOES THROUGH BRIDGE. SEVEN KILLED AND TEN INJURED HEN DIVISION STREET, SPOKANE, STRUCTURE COLLAPSES AND PEOPLE FALL INTO RIVER. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 18 - Seven persons were killed and ten were injured today when a street car went through the Division Street bridge over the Spokane River. The killed were in the car more than an hour after it went into the river. The injured were removed to a hospital.
1961 - August 4 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees.
The Weather Channel August 4, 1961 Added: 6/3/2014 9:10:05 AM - 1 Updated: 6/23/2014 1:49:18 PM - 1
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