Back Issues

Nostalgia Magazine began in October 1999. Find our back issues here.

Some are sold out, but in many cases, a replica issue can be produced. Call (509) 443-3678 for more information on replica copies.

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July 2000 – SOLD OUT


Bud Ward, Spokane’s First National Golf Champion – By Bill Elston – Bud Ward’s Story, 1930s

Shriners Shine Through Centuries of Secrecy – By Jack Poole – Principal Activities of Masons Through the Decades

The Tenacious Town of Hunters – By Dianne Eppler – History of Hunters, Washington.

The Quilt Circle – By Eleanor Ellis Laubach – Mathilda Anderson’s Desire for Fashion

Historic Homes: The Louis Davenport/ Richard Porter Home – By Nancy Gale Compau

Vacationing at Priest Lake, ID – By Lucille Coates McMillan – Fun Times at Priest Lake, Idaho, 1920s

Mullan, Idaho: Celebrating the Fourth of July – By Evelyn Keppner Smith – Fourth of July Celebration in Mullan, Idaho, 1905

Wreck of the “S” Bridge on the Northern Pacific Railroad – from the Idaho State Tribune – The Northern Pacific Railroad bridge between Mullan, Idaho and Lookout Pass, Idaho

The Davenport Hotel – By Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – Learning About the Davenport Hotel

Proud to Serve – By Don Johnson – Jack Johnson’s War Experiences

Marguerite Motie: The First “Miss Spokane” – By Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – How Marguerite Motie Became “Miss Spokane”, 1912

The Alleged Theft of the Monroe Street Bridge Design – By Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – The Happenings of the Monroe Street Bridge Design, 1910

Family Lines – By Jim Lyons – A Lyons Family Fishing Tradition, 1956

My Home Town: Thornton, Washington – By Evelyn Baldwin – Living in Thornton, Washington, 1920s

Tom Aspend, Colville’s Colorful Barber – By Shirley Dodson, 1885 – Humoristic Barber in Colville, Washington

Little Journeys Around Colville – By the Editor of the Colville Examiner – Colville Memories

My First Love – By Audry Cowen – Why a Little Girl Loved Her Father


June 2000 – SOLD OUT


Historic Homes – By Nancy Gale Compau – The James Monaghan Home

The Old National Building – By Richard “Dick” Hoover – History of the Old National Building

They Don’t Make Them as “TUFF” as They Used To! – By Bill Elston – Story of Carl Ellingsen sports star

The Originator of Father’s Day – By Steven L. Whiteside – How Father’s Day Evolved, 1910

The B.R. Lewis Lumber Company – By Tony Bamonte – Coeur d’Alene’s First Major Sawmill

Mysteries Surround the Death of Famous Pioneer Mill Operator Joseph Heinrich – By Glenn Leitz – A Spokane County Pioneer Mystery Story

Waterville’s Historic Hotel – By Laura Arksey – History of Waterville’s Historic Hotel

Childhood Folly – By Margaret Horchler – Being Daddy’s Girl and the Baby Sister

The Dance Lesson – By Eleanor Ellis Laubach – Remembering Freshman Year of High School, 194

A Step Through Time: The Steptoe Story – By Mrs. Nancy Cochran’s Eighth-Grade Class – History of Steptoe

James Monaghan: Profile of an Early Pioneer – By Suzanne Bamonte – James Monaghan’s Profile

The Beginnings of the Spokane Police Department – Reprinted from a 1902 brochure – How the Spokane Police Department Began

Joel Warren: Spokane’s Famous Chief of Police – By Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – Joel Warren’s Profile

Early Inland Northwest Serial Murders – The Beginning of Serial Murders – By Scott Crocker – The Nation’s Oldest Active Murder Case: Newport, Washington ,A Critique from Timothy Egan’s book Breaking Blue


May 2000 – SOLD OUT


Historic Homes – by Nancy Gale Compau – Seaton/Segerstrom Home

Spokane’s Lost Garden – The Moore-Turner Garden – By Marion Severud – Discovering A Garden on Seventh Avenue

The History of Betts Oil Company – by Raymond L. “Ray” Betts – How Betts Oil Company Evolved

Once Upon a Time Gonzaga University Played Football – By Bill Elston – How Gonzaga University Once Played Football, 1920s

The Newspapers of Spokane – By Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – How Spokane Newspapers Evolved

Sacred Heart School of Nursing: A Home Away From Home – By Eleanore McKenna – The Comforts of Sacred Heart School of Nursing, 1940s

Rootless in Spokane – By Marji C. Lyvers – Finding the Roots of Spokane, 1936

Okanogan to Seattle in 1918 – By Laura Arksey – The Okanogan to Seattle Road Trip

Northwestern Business College – Photos Courtesy Thelma Shriner – Photos of Northwestern Business College, 1943

Sweet Peas for Polly – By Robert Bunting – Admiring Polly Bemis, A Chinese Lady, 1933

Early Days of Freeman, Washington – By Layton Baldwin – Remembering Freeman, WA, 1937

The Metaline Extension of “The Blackwell Road” – By Eva Gayle Six – Why the Idaho & Washington Northern Railroad Was Called the “Blackwell Road”

The Stevens County Historical Society: From 1903 to 2000 – By Marian Garvey – Stevens County Historical Society, 1903-2000

Peaceful Valley – By Nancy Gale Compau – Written Documentation of Peaceful Valley

Murder in Peaceful Valley – By Warren Schneider – How the Murder of Peaceful Valley Happened, July 8, 1893


April 2000 – SOLD OUT


From Miss Spokane to Miss America Pageant – by Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – The Story of Laura Eva King: Miss Spokane 1927

The National Parks Highway Tour of 1916 – by Laura Arksey – Driving the Highways of 1916

Liberty Park Florist & Greenhouse – Staff Writer – Establishing Liberty Park Florist & Greenhouse, 1928

Going Slow & Smelling the Sagebrush – by Don Johnson – Driving During the 1930s

Historic Homes – by Nancy Gale Compau – Burgess L. Gordon’s Home

The Early Days of Cheney – by Clara G. Dennis – History of Cheney, Washington

Sixteen Cords of Education – by Al Jack Dymond – Keeping Young Boys Busy Chopping Firewood

The Invention of the Telephone and Its Introduction to the Inland Northwest – by Dean Ladd – The Effects of the Telephone to the Inland Northwest

For Gram With Love – by Yvonne H. Beldin – A Love Story for Grandma, 1939

The Arthur Jones Company – by Tony Bamonte – Founder of Spokane’s Oldest Real Estate Company

The Great Wandermere Ski-Jump – by Jeffry Sims – Spokane’s Ski Tournament, 1934

The Spokane Symphony – by Anne Anderson – Looking Into the Spokane Symphony, 1945-2000

From Calaboose to High Rise: Jails of Spokane – by J.M. Moynahan – Spokane’s Jails, 1881-1919

Growing Up in Stevens County – by Ray O’Keefe – Learning About Stevens County, 1930

The First Murder in Spokane Police Ranks – by Mary E. Parker – Spokane’s First Police Officer Death


March 2000 – SOLD OUT


Spokane Club: Through the Looking Glass of Change – by Patti Redd – History of the Spokane Club

The Pigeon Caper – By Marjie C. Livers – Catching Pigeons under the Monroe Street Bridge, 1936

Where the Hunt Begins – by Cora Oliver – Working in the Springdale Coffee Shop & Hotel During Hunting Season, 1949

Hazen & Jaeger: Gracious Caring for 90 Years – by Patti Redd – Spokane’s First Residential Funeral Home


Maestro at the Keyboard – by Patti Redd – The Dave Yost Band, 1960s

Buttons, Buttons, Who Has The Buttons? – by Steven L. Whiteside – City of the Sun Button Club, 1956

Life at Spokane College – by Jeffry Sims – History of Spokane College, 1930s

Welcome Wagon of Spokane – by Warren Schneider – Helping Newcomers Become Acquainted with the City, 1956

The Tenth Mission: Part 2 – by A.O. (Lanny) Lannigan – Wartime Experience of Bonners Ferry Boy, 1940s

Early Theatre and Vaudeville – by Patti Redd – Show Business with Biny Bonner , 1947-1954


February 2000 – SOLD OUT


Horse Power the Old Fashioned Way – by Dick Johnson – How Horses Were Helpful During the Depression Era in Tonasket, 1923-1940

Mr. Orchid Man – by Patti Redd – The Language & Sentiment of Flowers at Glenrose Nursery.

Memories of Early Days in Spokane – by Carl H. Trunk – Spokane in the Eyes of Carl H. Trunk, 1887

The Many Paths of Love – by Patti Redd – How Love Was In the Spokane Air, 1940

We Built A Farm – by Gloria Nelson – How to Build a Farm, 1954

See the Big Picture – by Patti Redd – Photograph Albums of Charles Libby & Son, 1800s-1972

Come Blow Your Horn – by Don Johnson – Remembering the Big Band Era, 1930s

The Tenth Mission – by A.O. (Lanny) Lannigan – Wartime Experience of a Bonners Ferry Boy, 1940s

A Fair Chance in Life – by Patti Redd – Building the Hutton Settlement by Levi and May Hutton, 1887

Old Post Falls: Peeking Back From Photographs – by Kimberly Rice Brown – Memories of Post Falls, 1929-1947


January 2000 – SOLD OUT


A Paper for A Penny and Other Tales – by Ben Miller – A Profile on Ben Miller, 1916-1940

Does Anyone Know the Words? – by Don Johnson – Music in the Good Ole’ Days, 1920s

The Beginnings of Lincoln County – by Tony & Suzanne Bamonte – How Lincoln County Evolved, 1908

To Coeur d’Alene and Bust – by Bob Liepold – Remembering Coeur d’Alene, 1940s

You are Cordially Invited – by Patti Redd – Invitation to Attend the Third Public Hanging in the County Send Out by County Sheriff, 1899

School House Pranks from Days Gone Past – by Marion McLellan – A story of a Halloween school prank

Racing the Toaster – by Lee Rogers – The Adventures of a Child

Starch and Stripes – by Patti Redd – Mary Chapman as a Nurse at Deaconess Hospital, 1940s-1950s

Gracious Lady – by Wallace Bancom – The Graciousness of Rose Wheeler Walston at Myers Falls, 1900s

Dog Days of Summer – by Don Johnson – Summer During World War II, 1943

A Club of Friendship: The BOF Club – by Patti Redd – A Night of Dancing, Eating and Making New Friends, 1930s, 1940s.



December 1999 – SOLD OUT


I’m Coming Home! A Christmas To Remember – by Jack Rogers – A story about coming home from Japan, 1945, in time for Christmas.

Winter in the Stables – by Susan B. Harper – Childhood Memories of the Playfair Race Course, 1936

A Montana Ranch Christmas – by Eleanor Ellis Laubach – Spending Christmas on a Montana Ranch, 1949

Carrousel of Friendship – by Helen Giakovmis Ray – Remembering the Looff Carrousel in Natatorium Park, 1920s

Make a Joyful Noise – by Don Johnson – Singing in Church, 1940s

The Skies Were Alive Over Spokane – by Jerome A. Peltier – A pioneer account of early day experiences, reminiscences of Albert S. Johnson, 1867-1950

Rotary Club of Spokane: Spokane Businessmen Unite in Early 1900s – by Patti Redd – Spokane’s Rotary Club

Merry Christmas, Mr. Ryder – by Don Johnson – A fascination for a BB Gun, 1930s



November 1999 – SOLD OUT


The Early Days of Kootenai County (1908-1920) – by Tony & Suzanne Bamonte

Memories of Elegance – by Patti Redd – A story about working at the Davenport Hotel in 1940s.

Woman’s Club Launched in 1905 – by Patti Redd – How the Spokane Woman’s Club became part of Spokane’s social and cultural landscape.

Legacy of Determination: Kootenai Style – by Betty McLain – Living through the Great Depression in Idaho

A Home Town Boy – by Don Johnson – A glimpse of the life of Spokane’s most famous person, Bing Crosby.

Growing Up in Spokane – by Bud Vermeers – Moving to and living in Spokane in 1910.

The Wisdom of Sisters – by Ken Cole – A tale of growing up with two older sisters.

Curb-Side Service With A Smile! – by Elmore (Pat) Gerkensmeyer Thompson – Working at French cleaners in 1941.

These Canaries Sang Off-Tune: Lester Patrick Brings Hockey to Spokane – by Paul Delaney – An introduction to the history of Spokane’s organized hockey, and how it came here in 1911.


October 1999 – our inaugural issue! SOLD OUT


“Happiness, Hardship, & Laughter” – by Leone A. Browning – A story about married life with little money in 1944.

Early Farmhand Job Leads to Owning Hundreds of Acres – by George McPherson – One Good Thing Leads to Another in the 1930s in Pomeroy, WA.

Music Hath Power – by Don Johnson – Music in early America, from the 1920s through World War II.

Changeover on the Farm – by Nona Hengen – Horses, Then Tractors, in 1928.

Memories in the Air – by Patti Redd – The memories of Wey Simpson in 1966 at the KHQ Studio.

Billy Got Her Goat – by Ken Cole – A story of fun During World War II era.

The General Meeting – by Jack Rogers – Meeting a Japanese general under unusual circumstances on Awagi Island, Japan in 1945.