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Shacktown, Spokane, 1945 | To the 20 men who live in the little cluster of shanties nestled on the bank of the Spokane River down under the Monroe St. Bridge, it represents one place in the community where man is supreme – there isn’t a woman living in any of the houses. And it represents home, the spot where they can do exactly what they want to do, when they want to do it, and no one is there to tell them to stop. - C.R. Stark

Shacktown, Spokane, 1945 | To the 20 men who live in the little cluster of shanties nestled on the bank of the Spokane River down under the Monroe St. Bridge, it represents one place in the community where man is supreme – there isn’t a woman living in any of the houses. And it represents home, the spot where they can do exactly what they want to do, when they want to do it, and no one is there to tell them to stop. - C.R. Stark

Detail of the Monroe St. Bridge - Spokane Washington;  built in 1911;  designed by John Chester Ralston;  this is actually the 3rd bridge at this location (a wooden bridge built in 1889 burned down in 1890 and was replaced with a steel bridge which became unsafe in 1905;  in 2003, the bridge closed for restoration and reopened in 2005;  photo by Slider Jake, via Flickr

Detail of the Monroe St. Bridge - Spokane Washington; built in 1911; designed by John Chester Ralston; this is actually the 3rd bridge at this location (a wooden bridge built in 1889 burned down in 1890 and was replaced with a steel bridge which became unsafe in 1905; in 2003, the bridge closed for restoration and reopened in 2005; photo by Slider Jake, via Flickr

Spokane, Wa - Guide to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, downtown and regional maps

Spokane, Wa - Guide to shopping, restaurants, entertainment, downtown and regional maps

Concert at Arbor Crest - Spokesman Mobile - June 24, 2006

Concert at Arbor Crest - Spokesman Mobile - June 24, 2006

I know it is not covered but I just love this bridge .... I want to go here!! think I must add "to cross this" to my bucket list!!   Swinging bridge Riverside state park Spokane

I know it is not covered but I just love this bridge .... I want to go here!! think I must add "to cross this" to my bucket list!! Swinging bridge Riverside state park Spokane

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

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

Loaded Coal Teams near Spokane Street Bridge, 1919.

Loaded Coal Teams near Spokane Street Bridge, 1919.

Then and Now photos: Who knew there used to be a hotel atop Steptoe Butte? #spokane #history

Then and Now photos: Who knew there used to be a hotel atop Steptoe Butte? #spokane #history

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