Spokane Welcomes 2021 Model T Ford Club of America National Tour As kids, Mike Stormo and his friends would pretend to drive the derelict 1915 Model T abandoned in the weeds behind the barn on his family’s Davenport farm. At the time, it was just
It can be easy to live in the now and feel as though things–life, crime, politics, religion, social justice, weather systems, family dynamics, everything–have never been in more turmoil than they currently are. Particularly without some historical tethering to keep things in perspective. I have
“Greater things are still to be done, in this city.” It was the eve of press day five years ago and I hustled a set of proofs to my copy editor at the time, Dennis Held, west on Second Ave. toward his home in Vinegar
Marilyn Monroe was the first Centerfold for Playboy Magazine. She appeared in the opening issue, December 1953. Three months later in 1954, a Spokane beauty was the centerfold for the March Playboy issue in that first year of Playboy’s publication. Dolores Del Monte grew up
HERO Charles Stewart Parker: Community Leader, War Hero, and Accomplished Botanist Charles Stewart Parker was born in 1879 in Corinne, Utah Territory, a non-Mormon transportation hub in the northern part of the state near present-day Logan, Utah. He was born to John Byron Parker (a previous Nostalgia
Hero Dr. John B. Anderson: A Hero from Spokane’s Last Pendemic On October 5, 1918, James Alphea Howe died after a bout with pneumonia. Howe, a retired merchant and farmer, was 79 years old. Due to his age and the prevalence of respiratory illness, not much thought
The true history of Nucky Johnson almost reads like something preordained, which is to say this history is almost a perfect fantasy in and of itself. He essentially stepped into a powerful role in town – a role vacated by his own father – and became part of an unofficial, enterprise-based ruling class. Though he was only Sheriff of Atlantic County for some three years (from 1908 until 1911), and he was never explicitly in charge of Atlantic City, Johnson was largely in control of the area. From an official political standpoint, his influence came in the form of a leadership role with a major Republican organization in town – from which he’s said to have influenced the campaigns of even statewide and national politicians. More broadly though, Johnson’s power came from his willingness to exploit Atlantic City’s overt embrace of illicit entertainment.