News from the Inland Empire

Making Nowhere Somewhere

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The Origin of Spokane

Some towns grew, some vanished, and most just stagnated.

Literally thousands of towns sprung up in the 1870’s.  Most vanished.  A small community of settlers would form a small village, based on false dreams.  They would attract a...

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Tired Ole' Earth is Slowing Down

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The days are growing longer – at a rate of one second every 100,000 years.

Professor Benjamin Boss, director of the department of Meridian Astronomy at the Carnegie Institutions in Washington is a student of the rotation rate the earth goes...

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The Arcadia Orchards Failure

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Early Years

Dan Corbin was building a railroad in 1888, heading north from Spokane to Canada.  During the survey of that land route, the surveyors noticed large groups of deer grazing in meadows.  They named the area Deer Park.  By 1908...

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The Windmill Buildings

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Dreams and Hopes Dashed by the Depression

In February 19, 1929 The Cambern Brothers announced they would begin erecting a chain of Dutch stores throughout the city for the purpose of merchandising their bakery and dairy products.  They also planned to...

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Who Saves Anymore?

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The average citizen has saved $345.18 in November, 1928.

“If you have a savings account of $345.18, you are an average citizen. “says WK Nichols, Washington State Supervisor of Savings and Loans.

He is looking at 296,550 citizens living in Washington State and their savings accounts. 

The interest rate has climbed to 6.25%, the highest in several years.  But nobody is really saving.

They are buying stocks.  The stock market is frothy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saga of Curly Jim

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A million suns ago the Great Spirit put a very small stream on the planet earth. 

It constantly flowed from several natural springs hidden below large rock outcrops.  The creek flowed downward through a shallow gulley, starting just below the rocky...

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Three Very Disputed New Laws

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Spokane City Council has passed three new morality ordinances that affect a lot of people.

There is much grumbling in the streets.  The city council has taken a definite turn to cleaning up crimes involving fallen women. Women of low moral...

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