Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

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. 

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.

Richard Sola

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 patholien@comcast.net  and phone number is 509-951-2090


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Est. 1955