Spokane Story

“Spokane Story: A Colorful Early History of the Capital City of the Inland Empire” by Lucile Foster Fargo offers readers an evocative journey through the formative years of Spokane, Washington. Published in 1957 by Northwestern Press in Minneapolis, this work seeks to straddle the realms of history and storytelling, presenting a narrative that is neither entirely factual history nor pure fiction. Fargo accepts the challenging task of depicting Spokane’s cultural and developmental evolution from its fur trade beginnings to its emergence as a municipal entity in the early twentieth century.

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Ella D. Todd Crosman

CROSMAN, Ella D. Todd9, (Ira8, Orrin7, David6, Abraham5, Abraham4, Jonah3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born June 16, 1855, died Nov. 4, 1887, married Oct. 9, 1879, George F. Crosman, who was born July 14, 1851. Children: I. Clara M., b. Sept. 21, 1880, m. June 16, 1903, Marvin D. Crippen, who was b. Nov. 19, 1876, and

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