Spokane County

Benjamin Boyce, taken at professional photography studio (Hartley) in Chicago, Illinois

Boyce Family

Benjamin Boyce Benjamin Boyce, b. 18 September 1854 in Mansfield, Ohio, lived the last years of his life in Spokane Co., Washington. He died 10 April 1932, at the height of the Depression, in the Spokane County Hospital in Spangle, Washington and was buried in an unmarked, pauper’s grave in Marshall Cemetery. He was a loyal brother and uncle; perhaps even a more loyal husband, having never re-married after the death of his wife in 1883, 1-1/2 years after they were married. From that point on, he spent the rest of his life with his father, elder brother and that

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Spokane Scenes

This is a beautiful collection of Photographs showing the way Spokane was in the early days. These have been provided to us by Julie Shepard. She has graciously allowed these for your viewing pleasure. If you know any of these folks or the place represented, let Julie know.

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Spokane County Area School Photos

Old School photos are a great way to see the changes of then and now.  Many people have contributed photos to these pages, please use our comment form to submit more!! Thanks Chattaroy Washington, 1939 Eighth Grade Graduation Day Picnic Last row left: Betty Lou Mikesell; Judy Cline; Opal Mathis; Verna Ritz; Mr. Werner; Barbara Axtell; Eleanor Schneider; Mabel Scott; Margaret Powers2nd row: Paul West; Billy; Kenneth Scholz; Ray Wagner; Merle Olsen; Robert Milligan1st row: Floyd Clements; George Clements. May 6, 2010 Update!!! Received an email from son of Ken Scholz…”That’s my father Ken Scholz and his cousin Ray Wagner in the photo.

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Plante's Crossing

Spokane History – Children of the Sun

Spokane – An Indian word meaning “Children of the Sun” or “Sun People”. The history of Spokane probably started in 1810, with the building of the fur trading post at Spokane House (where the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers meet) under the direction of David Thompson, explorer for the Canadian’s North West Trading Company. With accessibility to the Columbia River and thus the Pacific Ocean, it was the ideal trade center for the transport of furs in the region. In 1812, an American company (Pacific Fur Company) built a competitive post nearby, but the threat of war caused a short

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Photos by Contributors

The website has received several contributions for Spokane Pictures & Postcards from the early to mid 1900’s. So to help keep it simple, I will split them by contributor or subject matter. Since I only have a few up, they are listed by their gracious owners. Please check them out, and enjoy a bit of the past with us. Post Cards from the Past School Photos ~ Various Contributors Julie Shepard ~ Photo’s of various Spokane scenes. Bob Shannon ~ Photo collection of Moran Prairie Homesteads. Pamela Wagoner ~ Hutton School, 8th Grade, circa 1936. Ken Schade ~ Various Spokane business photo’s. Leslie Mikesell Wood ~

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Coeur d’Alene Park, Spokane

Post Cards from the Past

This is a beautiful collection of “Picture Postcards” showing the way Spokane was in the early days. These have been provided to us by Judith B. Glad. She is a romance writer and has graciously allowed these for your viewing pleasure. But please be considerate, and do not extract these for your own use without express permission from Judith. These are thumbnail images, so please click on them to see a larger Postcard. If you have a memory to go with any of these scenes, please let me know. If response is great enough, I will gladly start an oral

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Indian Records Spokane County, Washington

Indian Tribes by nature were a nomadic group of people, where they were living today may not have been the area of many years ago.  When Researching your Indian Ancestors you need to look at many tribes and where they lived and traveled.  Indian Tribes around Spokane County Colville Indians Colville Tribe – Hodge Colville Indians – Swanton Colville Treaties Agreement of July 7, 1883 Washington Indian Tribes Indian Tribes of the Northwest Region Pacific Slope Indians Native American Land Patents Indian Missions of the Columbia Region Free US Indian Census Schedules 1885-1940 Colville Agency 1885-1888 Colville Agency Census 1890-1893 Colville Agency

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