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Spokane County, Washington
99201, 99202, 99203, 99204, 99205, 99206, 99207, 99208, 99212, 99216, 99218, 99223
a Native American word which means "Children of the Sun."
Lilac City in the West
Chamber of Commerce.
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.
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.
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.
Grand Blvd. between 17th and 25th Ave.
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
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org See historical exhibits of this area including Plateau Indian arts and handicrafts. Changing exhibits throughout the year may also be viewed.
Things to see and do in the Spokane area.
Carr's One of a Kind in the World Museum
5225 N. Freya
Students in the 5th grade at Discovery School researched locations in Spokane History and created on-location reports about what happened at each site. A Spokane History Video was filmed and edited by the students and is updated as time goes by. The project began in 1998.
Spokane Chamber Chamber Of Commerce
801 W Riverside Ave, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 509-624-1393 Fax: 509-747-0077
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