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History of Spokane, Washington, USA

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Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair. - 1974

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  • 1895 - Spokane / Spokane Falls
    Spokane, or Spokane Falls, a city of Spokane co, Washington, on the Spokane River, and on 4 railroads the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, the...Read MORE...


  • 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...Read MORE...


  • 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 ...Read MORE...


  • Spokane, Washington, USA
    Birdseye View of the City, Looking Northwest, Showing Lower Falls, Monroe Str. Bridge and Court House, Spokane, Wash.
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  • Spokane, Washington, USA
    Webster School, Spokane, Wash.
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  • 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...Read MORE...


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

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    June 19, 1910

  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • News 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...Read MORE...


  • Spokane, Washington, USA
    Davenport Hotel
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  • 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

  • 1974 - Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ washington.html



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Webster School, Spokane, Wash.
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Birdseye View of the City, Looking Northwest, Showing Lower Falls, Monroe Str. Bridge and Court House, Spokane, Wash.
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Davenport Hotel
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  • 1895 - Spokane / Spokane Falls
    Spokane, or Spokane Falls, a city of Spokane co, Washington, on the Spokane River, and on 4 railroads the Northern Pacific, the Great Northern, the... Read MORE...

  • 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 ... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... 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... Read MORE...

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

    historyorb.com
    June 19, 1910
  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • News  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... Read MORE...

  • 1922 - February 28 - KHQ-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • 1946 - July 24 - 9 Spokane baseball players (Western League), die in a bus crash

    historyorb.com
  • News  1961 - August 4 - Spokane, WA, reached an all-time record high of 108 degrees.

    The Weather Channel
    August 4, 1961
  • 1974 - Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ washington.html

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