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Franklin School used as jail during the 1909 Free Speech Fights. Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

The Review Tower has stood at Riverside and Monroe since 1891. Before that, the First Presbyterian church was finished in 1886.

Elvis Presley, who was in town to film "It Happened at the World's Fair." Here he is surrounded by police and autograph-seeking fans

Then and now photos: The Monroe Street Bridge as seen from the Spokane County courthouse tower. Cool "then" photo from 1903. Via The Spokesman-Review. #spokane #history

Centennial Mills flour mill Spokane WA. The first businesses in Spokane, after early trading posts, were water-powered grain and timber mills. Four major grain mills were established in early Spokane: C&C, Echo, Spokane Flour and Centennial Mills. The history of Centennial mirrors the growth of wheat and corporate agriculture in the 20th century.