281: The Big Steal

281: The Big Steal

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281: The Big Steal
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Back in 1881, two young towns in Eastern Washington wanted to be the county seat in newly created Spokane county. Spokane vs. Cheney had rich businessmen turning out to vote. What happened next is still hotly contested (depending which city’s historical society you ask).

Show notes:

Historylink.org by Jim Kershner: Armed Cheney citizens forcibly remove the county seat from Spokane Falls to Cheney on March 21, 1881

Spokane Historical by Drew Goodman: Fight for the Spokane County Seat

Wikipedia in-depth history of Spokane

Short Spokane history timeline from Discoveryrobots.org and their references

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