Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room . The lower images are courtesy of the Richard Sola Collection and the video from the Nostalgia Magazine Collection.
April 20th, Richard Sola will speak about "We Want Water, Mr. President- Harding's 9 Hours in Spokane ".
A Washington native, Richard Sola is a frequent lecturer at local universities and community organizations. His main area of interest is Spokane social history from 1890 to 1930.
He graduated with a B.A. with honors in history from the University of California, San Diego (U.C.S.D.) with secondary areas of concentration in visual arts (primarily film) and political science.
Richard also graduated from the School of Law at the University of San Diego. He was a practicing attorney in California and Washington for 20 years, representing clients in state, tribal and federal courts, including the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.
From 1998 until retiring in 2014, Richard was employed in a variety of management positions at Eastern Washington University.
Richard’s article “Eric A Johnston – Transforming the American Film Industry, 1945-1963” was published in the October, 2015 issue of The Pacific Northwesterner.
Last November, his article The Two Mrs. Fassett’s – Scandal, Controversy and Social Change in Early Urban Spokane, was published in The Pacific Northwesterner.
He is currently an instructor in the ACT 2 Program through Spokane Community Colleges, teaching a class entitled – Travel Back to 1917 Spokane!
Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by April 17th, for reservations. Pat's email is email@example.com and phone number is 509-951-2090
Click on Nostalgia image above to see new video.