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History of the city of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington

History of the city of Spokane and Spokane County, Washington

This cross index is for the volume of Durham’s History of the City of Spokane and the Inland Empire or Spokane Country, as it sometimes says in the title. (Volume II, pages 5 through 831, published in 1912.) The Inland Empire refers to that region from the Cascade foothills to the west, to the Idaho panhandle, northeastern Oregon, eastern Montana, and the lower east portion of British Columbia, Canada. The pioneers listed were born from the 1840’s to the 1880’s. They came from all over the United States and Europe; most came before 1900. The wives, parents, and children are …

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Marine Telephones Work on Iwo Jima

This the Transcription was submitted by Leah McKin, Friday, June 29, 2007. From the “Santa Cruz Sentinel” (Santa Cruz, California), Tuesday, 13 March 1945, p. 5 Marine Telephones Work on Iwo Jima By Hamilton Faron With the Fifth Marine Division, Iwo Jima, Feb. 25 (Delayed) (AP)–A telephone system comparable to that in the average town of 65,000 population in the United States grew from nothing in the first five days ashore on this little island in the Volcano group. Signal corps men operating under heavy artillery fire, harassed by snipers, laid more than 700 miles of telephone lines. Those lines, …

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Spokane County, Washington Cemeteries

These are all the listings I could find for Cemeteries in Spokane County, if you know the location of any more, please let me know. Ahavath Israel Cemetery Anderson Family Cemetery Bassett Springs Cemetery Chattaroy Cemetery Chester Cemetery Curby Cemetery Dartford Cemetery Deep Creek Cemetery Elk Cemetery Evergreen (Hillyard Masonic) Cemetery Evergreen IOOF (North Pine) Cemetery Fairfield (Fairview) Cemetery Fairmont Cemetery Fairview Cemetery, Cheney Fairview (Jerue) Cemetery, Medical Lake Fairview Cemetery, Rockford First Deer Park Cemetery Fort Wright Military Cemetery Four Mound Prairie Cemetery Freeman (Evergreen Cemetery) Graham Road Cemetery Green Mound (Evergreen IOOF) Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery Hangman Creek Cemetery Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery …

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Green Bluff, Spokane County, Washington

Green Bluff is a small unincorporated farming community in Spokane County, and the name of a nearby cliff. Long ago Native Americans burned away the underbrush on the bluff to give them better vision while they hunted game. A repercussion of this act was the growth of thick green grass around the evergreen trees, giving the area a park-like appearance. The bluff was given the name “Green Bluff” by early pioneers. Peone Prairie, a valley to the south of the bluff was a gathering place for Native American tribes who frequented Green Bluff. Baptiste Peone was chief of the valley camp, and …

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Cheney, Spokane County, Washington

Cheney, (pronounced che’-ne) is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States. Eastern Washington University is located in Cheney, and its population grows to approximately 17,600 people on a temporary basis when classes at Eastern Washington University are in session. Named for Boston railroad tycoon Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Cheney was officially incorporated on November 28, 1883. Cheney developed into the city known today because of its strong ties to education, rail, and agriculture. This provided a strong economic base for the community and was the result of a much larger event that took place in the United States. In 1858, …

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Towns of Spokane County, Washington

Airway Heights Airway Heights, is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, just west of Spokane. The city’s name was taken from its close proximity to Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport. Growth in the City was spurred by the opening of the Airway Heights Correction Center by the Washington State Department of Corrections in 1992 and the opening of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino by the Kalispel Indian Tribe. City Homepage http://www.cawh.org/ Amber Amber is an unincorporated community in Spokane County. The town, which has few residents, is located along Amber Lake. Chattaroy Chattaroy is …

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Spokane County, Washington Obituaries

Bilyeu, Evelyn Hulda Olson Bilyeu, George Henry Bowman, James Cooke, Hazel Dougatry Filer, Martha Ann Bacus Fox, John Logan Hagen, Ava Marie Fox Poland Hagen, Clarence Carl Lee, Robert E. MacKenzie, John Whitson, Edward N. Womack, Lawrence Preston Womack, Lee Wade Womack, Levi Preston Jr.

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