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