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‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season

We love the Christmas holidays. One of our favorite things to do at the Museum is to flip through our archives of the Spokane Valley¬†Herald newspapers and check out the ads. Here’s one for a sale on apples, which is well known to be the…

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  • 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

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

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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