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The Heirloom Times

The Heirloom Times

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Pioneer Families

Pioneer Families

From The Current: Trent, Trentwood, Steno, Irvin – all are names that have been used to describe a section of the north central Valley. By 1882, the Northern Pacific Railroad had completed tracks through the Spokane Valley, The origin of the name Trent is unclear….

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Meet The Lake Men

Meet The Lake Men

From The Current: The “Lake Men” were very early pioneers in the Spokane valley. Three of them, Courchaine, Liberty, and Newman, settled at Saltese, Liberty and Newman Lake. Morrison, who arrived in the Valley about 20 years later, was equally influential. His property is still…

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Summer fun: Parks, picnic and theater were big features of early Spokane Valley leisure

  • Fishing on Newman Lake

    Fishing on Newman Lake

  • McFadden's Resort at Newman Lake

    McFadden's Resort at Newman Lake

  • Water Slide at Natatorium Park

    Water Slide at Natatorium Park

From picnics to theater, summer in the Spokane Valley has always offered an assortment of places to relax. The biggest picnic in the state began in 1922 and was called the All Valley Picnic. It was held at Liberty Lake Park near the Pavillion that…

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