Attention!!!  The next Westerners Meeting will be on May 26th instead of the normal third Thursday of May 19th.

Est. 1955

Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room of the Spokane Public Library and Gerald J. Quinn. The image in  left hand side is courtesy of Peter Wyman.    

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

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.

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

Tornado Creek Publications
P.O. Box 8625
Spokane, Washington 99203
(509) 838-7114
(Thanks to Suzanne and Tony Bamonte, for editing and finishing this important book about Spokane's history, it is a must read)​

May 26, 2016, our speaker will be Peter Ripley Wyman.  Peter was born and raised in Boise, Idaho, the son of a third generation Idaho attorney, Thornton, whose firm dated to the territorial days.  Pete's brother Jon is the fourth generation.  After graduation from Boise High School, he attended Boise Junior College (now Boise State University) for one year.  He then earned a B.A. and M. A. in Economics from the University of Washington in Seattle, hometown of his mother Julia.  In addition, Pete has completed post-graduate courses in geology, anthropology, and history of the American West.

 He taught economics at Spokane Falls Community College where he retired after 38 years.  However, not comprehending "retire", he continues lecturing as an adjunct at Eastern Washington University.  While at SFCC, Pete taught for a semester in Thailand and Budapest, Hungary.  Faithful to his love of Idaho History, he conceived and taught the first Northwest History Class, as well as taught U.S. History and Environmental Studies at  SFCC.  He is an avid rock hound since student days in Boise.  He loves the oudoors, canoes, skies, hikes in the West.

 In 1966 he gave a paper Revolution in Washington, published, the story of the IWW and later the The Maritime Fur Trade before 1812.  He wrote a book A Ride Through Galena and Bullion with The Galloping Ghost of Galena by his aunt,  about Idaho ghost towns.

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by May 23rd, for reservations.  Pat's email is  and phone number is 509-466-2439.​