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.
Jim Kershner

John & Catherine Caskey

April 17, 2014, "This Day in History".

Jim Kershner speaking about “This Day in History”, is an author, historian and journalist that writes the “This Day in History” column for the Spokesman Review.  He has won numerous national and regional journalism awards, including seven awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.  He is also a staff historian for , the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History, for which he has written dozens of historical essays.  He is the author of several books, Maxey: A Fighting Life, Mountain Goats are My Weakness, And Other Tales of the Northwest and The Human Comedy, Plus Other Species at No Extra Charge.

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by April13th, for reservations.  Pat's email is  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.

Tony and Suzanne Bamonte have a new book out. It was written for the Spokane Association of Realtor's Centennial  Spokane Our Early History; Under All Is The Land, 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 Jim Kershner. The fourth image is courtesy of John Caskey.
The image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.