Spokane Historical

A project by Eastern Washington University

Spokane Historical is a web and mobile platform for telling stories of Spokane and Eastern Washington. Spokane Historical is a project of the Public History program at Eastern Washington University. Spokane Historical is a free app available on your Android or iPhone smart phone or tablet.

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The year 1889 brought a new religious experience to Spokane. The Church of Christ, Scientist, was described by one adherent as “similar to Protestantism,” with having the added benefit of…

The name Kirtland Cutter is important in the history of Spokane, yet few know of his history in Connecticut. Cutter’s great grandfather, Jared Potter Kirtland, became the first medical student…

Preservation is important to small communities in keeping their heritage and remembering their history.

The Metaline Falls School, constructed in 1912, was designed by Kirtland Cutter. It was the…

In 1878 just fifty-four citizens called Spokane home, including two young entrepreneurs who would leave an unforgettable mark on the city. John Browne and Anthony Cannon made great fortunes in real…