Genealogical news from Spokane, Washington, USA, and the Inland Northwest.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Billy Sunday's Crusade
One hundred years ago, Spokane was a rough and tough, shoot-'em-up Wild West town, where loggers, miners, and cowboys came to spend their hard-earned dough and enjoy a wild Saturday night in bars and brothels. What caused the city to change into a family-friendly, civic-minded community? Local historians credit Billy Sunday's crusade. Read the story here.