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 Spokane Corral meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research and popularize western lore and history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.  Call Sheriff John Caskey (509)863-2519. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane Corral, 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.
                  
                                                                 


John Caskey








John & Catherine Caskey




Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel
December 18, 2014, "Spokane Founders Day"

The Spokane Westerners will be celebrating the first annual “Founders Day”. To help us celebrate, the students from the Evergreen school will be dressed up as favorite historical characters from the Spokane area.  Sheriff John Caskey will be presenting the program. We hope that the idea of marking an annual day to commemorate Spokane’s historic past will be picked up on and expanded by such organizations as the Boy & Girl Scouts, Daughters of the American Revolution, local service organizations, the Parks Department, the local media, and the MAC.  Please come and join us.


Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by
December 14th, for reservations.  Pat's email is patholien@comcast.net  and phone number is 509-466-2439.


History of Hats

John Caskey will be speaking about the history of hats. Each month he has a new hat to show us.  In this picture he is wearing the Top Hat and his wife, Catherine is wearing the American Lady's Bonnet. http://www.twodogcitytours.com


Tony and Suzanne Bamonte have new copies of Spokane's Legendary Davenport Hotel, it has been out of print for a while. It is available at Auntie's bookstore or order through:

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)

Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room of the Spokane Public Library. The image in upper left hand side is courtesy of John Caskey.  The fourth image is courtesy of John CaskeyThe image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.