Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room . The lower images are courtesy of the Dale Soden Collection and the video from the Nostalgia Magazine Collection. 

The purpose of the Westerners Spokane Corral is to bring together in warm fellowship men and women who have a common interest in Pacific Northwest history. The Westerners meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research,  popularize western lore , history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.

​ Call Sheriff  Dick Jensen (509) 747-1335. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane, P.O. Box 1717, Spokane, WA 99210 for more information.  We meet the third Thursday of every month, except July and August.  Meeting time is 5:30PM for dinner and 7:00PM for the speaker at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 South Windsor Drive, Spokane.

May 18th, Professor Dale Soden of Whitworth University will talk about "The History of Religious Activism in the Pacific Northwest" and his recent book "Outsiders in a Promised Land: Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History" (2015).  He is the Director, of Weyerhaeuser Center and he has a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a Ph.D., M.A. University of Washington. Dale joined Whitworth in 1985, with an expertise in American intellectual history, Pacific Northwest history, and  American religious history. He has written Outsiders in a Promised Land: Religious Activists in Pacific Northwest History (2015, OSU Press); Historic Photos of Washington State (2008, Turner Publishing); The Reverend Mark Matthews: An Activist in the Progressive Era (2000); and A Venture of Mind and Spirit: An Illustrated History of Whitworth University (1990, updated 2010). Other publications include an article, “The Role of Religious Activists in the Seattle Civil Rights Struggles of the 1960s,” in Pacific Northwest Quarterly (Spring 2013); a book review of Crusader Nation: The United States in Peace and the Great War, 1898-1920, in Books and Culture (May/June 2009); a book review of Race, Religion, Region: Landscapes of the Encounter in the American West in Oregon Historical Quarterly (2008); an article, "Shaping the Public Square: Protestants and Catholics in the History of the Pacific Northwest" in Word and World: Theology for Christian Ministry (2004, Luther Theological Seminary); a book chapter, "Contesting for the Soul of an Unlikely Land: Mainline Catholics, Protestants and Jews Who Have Shaped the Pacific Northwest," in Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone (2004, Altamira Press); an entry, "Seattle Chapter of Congress of Racial Equality," for Black Past.Org (Encyclopedia of African American History), University of Washington (2010); and a biographical entry, "Thomas Lamb Eliot," for the online Oregon Encyclopedia of History (2010).

Presentations include "The Role of Religion in the Civil Rights Movement in Portland and Seattle," at the Conference on Race, Radicalism, and Repression, University of Washington (2011); "The Role of Religion in the Ku Klux Klan in Oregon and Washington," at the Faith and History Conference, Portland, Ore. (2010); "Teaching Courage in the Vietnam War," at the Conference on the Cardinal Virtues, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, Wis. (2008). Served as executive consultant and historical consultant for In Time of War, a documentary about Japanese-Americans during WWII.

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by May 15th, for reservations.  Pat's email is patholien@comcast.net  and phone number is 509-951-2090


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Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Est. 1955

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

Dale Soden