Westerners Speakers Team
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Contact Dick Jensen at (509) 747-1335 for the trips below.

Bird Aviation Museum & Farragut Park and Brig Museum

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

Tony and Suzanne Bamone

Est. 1955

Patricia Meredith

Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room.  The image to the left is courtesy of Dick Jensen. The image above is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection. 

Sep 19, Thu; through Sep 26 Thu. (8 days)begins 6:00 AM Lewis and Clark spent their first winter camp at St. Louis area. The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation will be holding its 51st Annual
convention here too. Listen to historic speakers, visit famous sites, do some field trips. Noted scholar John Logan Allen will deliver a keynote speech. You will visit the new museum exhibits at the Gateway Arch
and learn about the background research from the curator and historian. See Lewis and Clark artifacts on the Missouri Historical Society behind the scenes tour. Learn more about “Lewis and Clark
Through Indian Eyes” with Indigenous scholars. An exclusive chartered river cruise will take participants to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, passing through the massive Mississippi lock system on this fascinating opportunity to understand changes to the river system since the time of Lewis and Clark. Our tour will include
Cahokia, the Mound People’s largest archaeological site, William Clark’s grave, St Charles Boat Museum, and the Nez Perce Warriors Monument. This is a single hotel- stay tour. Pkg includes hotel, air and
grd trans., 13 meals, admissions, and tour guide. RSVP by Jul. 15.
#190919 $2370 dbl. occ., $2940 sgl. occ.

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Our September 19, presentation will be “History to Mystery: How Spokane's Intriguing History Inspired My
Writing.” Join author Patricia Meredith

as she shares how the iconic clock tower, Montrose Park (before it became Manito), and the Campbell House—just to name a few—provided the backdrop for her first historical mystery The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker, set in 1901 Spokane.

Patricia Meredith is the author of the Spokane Clock Tower mysteries. She currently lives just outside Spokane, Washington on a farm with peacocks, guinea fowl, chickens, and sheep. When she’s not writing, she’s playing board games with her husband, creating imaginary worlds with her two kids, or out in the garden reading a good book with a cup of tea. Patricia Meredith’s first novel is The Butcher, the Baker, the Candlestick Taker. Set in 1901 Spokane, Washington, the designer of the Great Northern Railroad depot clock tower is thrilled when his talent for creating unique clock chimes is recognized by a local patroness, until she is found beheaded in the workshop of his new colleague. Learn more at Patricia-Meredith.com.

We are sad to report that Tony Bamone has lost his battle with cancer.  Tony served the Westerners for many years.  He was the Sheriff and the publisher of  The Pacific Northwesterner along with his wife, Suzanne.  Our hearts go out to Suzanne during this sad time.  Here is more information about Tony in the Spokesman-Review article.

Tornado Creek Publications

Tony Bamonte's celebration of life will be Saturday August 24th at 2:00 PM.  at the Davenport Hotel (in the Pennington Ballroom), 10 South Post Street, Spokane. You are welcome.

Lewis and Clark at St. Louis

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Barbara Leiss by September 16th, for reservations. Barbara's email is hbleiss@msn.com and
phone number is 509-276-5927.

Aug 15, Thursday; begins at 8:00 AM with this amazing, privately created Bird Aviation Museum really surprises you. Actually is 3 museums in one. First, 18 restored aircraft and several cars and their stories. Second, an inventors museum. Third, artwork of famous aviation moments signed by the crew represented. You will love it.
Today, we well also, visit Farragut State Park, once home of the 2nd largest naval training base in the nation. Learn its history at the Brig Museum. Did you know that Farragut had 300 German POW's? Pkg. includes admissions, trans., lunch, and tour guide. RSVP by Aug. 08. #190815. $65

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.