News from the Inland Empire

A Wonderful Imaginary Resort


In 1927 a notice appeared in the Spokesman Review.

 “The Dartford Power Site on the Little Spokane will be developed next year as a summer resort”.  according to RW DeLion.

“The Dart dam was washed out in the spring and will...

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Camp Sweylochen


On a warm summer evening in  June 1922, three young women, Grace and Ruth Brown, and Cecil Francisco, made a wager. The one who accomplished the most good deeds for girls would win a box of chocolates. Sisters, Ruth and Grace...

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Henry ferry


Squatters e ferry

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Events Gatherings


Additional Income

There is a secret location at the north side of Spokane.

Located at the confluence of the Little Spokane River and Dartford creek, there exists a wonderful 50 acre camp.  Over many decades this camp has offered many impoverished...

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Wraights 5 & Dime Variety Store



Lets Go Fishin"

Complete line of fishing tackle

Best quality

save money here

main floor

Main and Wall




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Selling Irrigated Orchard Lots


Hazelwood Farms

Not everyone who made a fortune in Spokane arrived early and went into mining. 

Twelve years after the city started with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad,  David Brown came to the Village.   At first he delivered milk...

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The Finest View Lots


Cora Avenue runs through the center from east to west and is 75 feet wide.

You can see the city and valley in every direction.

These are the most healthful and pleasant places to build a home in Spokane Falls.


Coming on the market September 25, 1887

Hurry!  They will sell fast!!

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Giant Oil Fraud in Spokane


 December 10, 1921

The Feds are concerned about big sums being invested in phony oil scams in Spokane.

Sensational developments are expected at once due to a probe.

Arrests are expected.

The government is investigating the character of the oil seepage, with a view...

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