News from the Inland Empire

The Very Wealthy Richards Brothers arrived in the Village

NW

JPM Richards, Henry Richards

In 1888 John Richards (known locally as JPM Richards) and his brother Henry came to Spokane Falls.  The frontier was no new thing for them.  The Richard brothers had traveled over it from one end to the...

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New Cemetery Is dedicated

NW

Riverside Park Cemetery Is Opening.

A band is playing. Orators are speaking.

And on this Memorial Day on May, 1915 - the new Riverside Park Cemetery is opening.

The crowd is awaiting the parade that is suppose to arrive at 3pm.

Entry is...

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A Strange Story of Deception

NW

 

All through the early 1880's, the realtor that exclusively sold railroad lots downtown was LC Dillman.

A lot of his sales were east of Division from the Spokane River to Riverside Avenue.  He was the "go to person" if you wanted...

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A Desolate Remote Valley Gets Discovered

NW

The First White Men Arrive in a Hidden Valley

A Desolate Remote Valley Gets Discovered

Sylvanite is a small town north of Troy, Montana located in a drainage known as the Yahk Mining District.

It really is just a few thrown-together cabins, occupied...

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Ft Wright Needs 1000 Free Acres

NW

It came as total surprise to the leaders of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce.  Major Hampton, head of the Army for the northwest, recommended Spokane as the site of a new army post.  He also wants to abandon  all other...

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1st South Hill Water Reservoir Offers

NW

The Engineers Report

The Water Source

The city had 30,000 people relying on government to get clean water.

The source of where the city should get their water opened up many ideas.  Some wanted to tap the Selheim  Springs free flowing in...

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Ten New Bike Paths Planned

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Ten New Bike Paths Planned

On Auguat 5, 1897 the State of Washington passed two laws concerning bicycles.

First, they specifically allow bicycle paths in the city. 

Second, the commissioners are now allowed to set aside 4 feet of path next...

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Oil Is Found Everywhere

NW

January 1, 1901

DT Ham and DW Dixon are large land owners and prominent residents of Latah.  They have spent several days in a careful investigation of the oil and gas discoveries recently found in Pine City, Washington.

They are satisfied that...

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