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Spokane, Washington, USA

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

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

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

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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 ...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...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 ...Read MORE...

1906
Spokane, or Spokane Falls, a city, capital of Spokane co., Wash., on the Spokane River (which...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...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...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.

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

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flag  Joseph Henry BROWE (abt. 1848, , Vermont, USA - 8 January 1921, Spokane, Washington, USA) gravestone

Powell
flag  Riley POWELL (27 November 1828, St. Lawrence County New York, USA - 6 May 1912, Spokane, Washington, USA) gravestone

Walker
flag  Fred WALKER (April 8 1921, Sandpoint, Idaho, USA - November 12, 1985, Spokane, Washington, USA)
 

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