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The Heirloom Times Newsletter – Summer 2019

The Heirloom Times Newsletter – Summer 2019

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The Heirloom Times

The Heirloom Times

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Bridge Builders and Ferry Men in the Spokane Valley

Bridge Builders and Ferry Men in the Spokane Valley

In the early 1800s the first white men came into the Spokane Valley.  These were mainly fur trappers and military personnel. The options for crossing the Spokane River were few. At this time these men crossed at a few different fords used by the Indians,…

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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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