Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA - Webster School, Spokane, Wash.
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA
Webster School, Spokane, Wash.

Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA - Birdseye View of the City, Looking Northwest, Showing Lower Falls, Monroe Str. Bridge and Court House, Spokane, Wash.
Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA
Birdseye View of the City, Looking Northwest, Showing Lower Falls, Monroe Str. Bridge and Court House, Spokane, Wash.

Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA - Davenport Hotel
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Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA
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Where is Spokane, Spokane, Washington, USA?  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. Wikipedia

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News 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. Others say it's just the other way, and that anybody who says Spokane's to have six weeks more of winter, sunshine or no sunshine, does not know what he's talking about.
Spokane Daily Chronicle
Spokane, Washington
February 1, 1898

News 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, Flags, Balloons, etc., ever in the city.

John W. Graham & Company.
Flags, Fireworks, Hammocks, Sporting Goods, etc.
Fireworks Store, 818 Sprague.
The Spokesman-Review
Spokane, Washington
Sunday Morning, June 12, 1898

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 suffrage. Less than thirty years ago the settlement began with three citizens and a sawmill. It has developed into a brick and granite city of nearly fifty thousand.

A century ago a few brave men ...

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 of a large lumber trade and is like wise the mining centre of the Pacific Northwest. Its manufacturing industries are very extensive and diversified and have the benefit of great water-power. There ar... Read MORE...

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 Rich Avenue; broken ribs and lacerated scalp.
A. M. NELSON, 822 Broadway; bad bruises.

The two injured men were taken to Sacred Heart Hospital. The ruins of the false work are being searched for more... Read MORE...

News 1910 - June 19 - Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Wash)
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June 19, 1910

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.

Two street cars were on the bridge at the time of the accident. They were owned by the Washington Water Power Company. One of the cars was leaving the bridge when, the whole structure collapsed. One end of this car fell t... Read MORE...

1922 - February 28 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions
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1946 - July 24 - 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash
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News 1961 - August 4 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees.
The Weather Channel
August 4, 1961

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