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Spokane

Spokane County,

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a Native American word which means "Children of the Sun."
Lilac City in the West


The Washington state capital is Olympia.


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Zip Codes

99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99206, 99207, 99208, 99212, 99216, 99218, 99223

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Spokane is approximately 189,000 (1999), 208916 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 79,875 (1990), 87271 (2010).

The amount of land area in Spokane is 144.816 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Spokane is 57+ sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.882 sq kilometers.
The distance from Spokane to Washington DC is 2219 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 271 miles. (as the crow flies)
Spokane is positioned 47.67 degrees north of the equator and 117.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Spokane elevation is 1879 to more than 2400 feet above sea level.
Spokane miscellany.

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Location

Spokane location: in eastern Washington near the Idaho border and scenic Coeur d'Alene.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Spokane is seasonal
Spokane average annual precipitation is 16 to 22 inches per year.
Spokane average annual snowfall is 51.6 inches per year.
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History & History Related Items

Spokane history:

See Historical Events for some interesting historical facts about Spokane.

The trading post at Spokane was the first non-Indian settlement of the Pacific Northwest. Settlers learned quickly that a trip to Spokane meant profitable business and good hospitality.
The Northwest Fur Co. was established in 1810 soon after the Lewis and Clark expedition came through the area. They opened operations alongside the Little Spokane River about 10 miles from what is now Spokane. In 1872, the real beginnings of Spokane came into life at Spokane Falls. Fur trading ceased to be the predominant business of the area with lumber and grain taking over. In 1889 a devastating fire destroyed much of the city. Though a tragedy, the fire spurred the community to build more and better. This development has continued through the years since that time.

A history page for Spokane and the area.
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Spokane Attractions:

"NOTED NOTABLES"
Bing Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington, but grew up in Spokane. He attended Gonzaga University which also houses the Crosby Library. The Library contains 20,000+ souvenirs from his life, including a pair of mongramed Pajamas!

Spokane, Washington is known as the Lilac City in the West, because in the spring time the City's Lilac trees are overwhelmingly in bloom, and there is a Lilac parade and festival every year.

Riverfront Park
off I-90 along the Spokane River.
This park was the site of Expo '74 and now features some of the attractions from that expo. Spokane Falls is part of the park.

Manito Park
Grand Blvd. between 17th and 25th Ave.
Spokane, WA
Phone: 509-456-4331
The park features a conservatory, perennial garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, a formal garden, a Japanese garden and more.

Spokane.net for information and news about Spokane and nearby areas.

Cheney Cowles Memorial Museum
2316 W. First Ave.
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone: 509-456-3931
Email: ccm@aimcomm.com See historical exhibits of this area including Plateau Indian arts and handicrafts. Changing exhibits throughout the year may also be viewed.

The Spokane Opera House

Things to see and do in the Spokane area.

Carr's One of a Kind in the World Museum
5225 N. Freya
Spokane, Washington
Phone: 509-489-8859

Northwest Museum of ARts and Culture
2316 W 1st Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Phone: 509-456-3931

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