Monday, June 22, 2015
Spokane Falls' First Train Arrives on June 25, 1881
The website for Washington history is www.historylink.org , The Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History. This is such a fun website to go browsing in, especially if you're a student of eastern Washington history.
Did you know that the first train to arrive into Spokane Falls came on June 25, 1881. Quoting from the above website, "Almost the entire town turned out to greet the officials and passengers. Graham's Band provided music. When the train arrived, the band was almost drowned out by the bell, the whistle and venting steam. Dignitaries read congratulatory telegrams to the crowd and afterward enjoyed refreshments and social events."
Did your eastern Washington living ancestors come on the train? Would have been after 1881, right?