News from the Inland Empire

Jim Wardner Tells His Tale

NW

How the Bunker Hill Mine was Found

This is the story Jim Wardner and friends tell:

Jim Wardner says:

"In the spring of 1883, a grisly prospector named Noah Kellogg was 'grubstaked' by Dr OO Cooper and merchant DT Peck.    Included with the...

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One Event - Two Differing Stories

NW

A fracas occurred on Riverside Avenue.

JR Duncan, a farmer, told the following tale:

"Last spring I made a contract with AJ Conner to farm his land on five mile prairie.  We agreed he would pay me six dollars a ton for...

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Village Holds 10 Year Birthday Party

NW

Village Ten Years Old

Birthday Party held for Neighbors in Idaho

October 8, 1991

The Day Before The Coeur d’Alene Merchants Visit Spokane

Eight railroad coaches filled with 700-800 merchants and guests will happily embark to Spokane from Coeur d’Alene today.

The purpose is...

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Daughter, Ah Gum Flees Father, Ah Yuen

NW

Ah Gum has not married her suiter yet

Ah Gum, Spokane’s oldest Chinese daughter, has left the abode of her father, Ah Yuen,

She is thought to have eloped with Fong Chung, a cook.  She has been located.

Police Captain Coverly told Ah...

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Too Many Hospitals Opening In Town

NW

Five Hospitals is Too Many

The Scandinavian Hospital is being proposed by a group of supporters.  They plan the hospital to be built in Spokane Falls this spring.   It will make it the fifth institution for healing in town.  A collection...

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A Fair is Coming to Town

NW

Announcement

The ideas of holding an Interstate Fair Exposition in Spokane Falls is now being encouraged by a handful of activists.

The leading citizens in town have formed a committee.

The idea was originally suggested in a Spokane Falls Review news story on...

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The Sucker From Kansas

NW

The Sucker From Kansas

PT Tull Arrives in 1887

PT Tull blew into Spokane Falls one day, and immediately put down $10,000 to buy a 150 foot corner at Riverside Avenue and Stevens Street.  He was sold on the future of Spokane...

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Ingenuity of Tramps

NW

These Genial Gentlemen Invent Many Schemes to Work the Unwary Farmer

“The tramp is no fool”.  remarked a farmer when the matter was brought under discussion the other day.

“What’s your experience with them” ask the visiting city friend.

“An average of three...

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