Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224.  Contact Pat Holien by January 14th, for reservations.  Pat's email is and phone number is 509-951-2090

Escure Ranch
​Pete Wyman

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

Westerners Speakers Team
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Preserve Our Trail Heritage
​Father Ted Bradley

Father Ted Bradley was born in Spokane in 1926. He earned a Master’s degree in history from Santa Clara University in California.  He taught high school history and English in Yakima and Walla Walla, and did parish work in communities throughout the Northwest. Though now retired, he still says the Latin mass, usually twice a month, in cities such as Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Los Angeles, and Boise. Father Ted Bradley’s January presentation concerns the importance of preserving what is left of the rutted wagon trails created by 19th century westward overland immigrants. The trails represent the monumental and rapid expansion of the West, and are a direct link to those who travelled them. Lynn Wells will present Ted’s material for us at the January meeting.

Est. 1955

Ann Fackenthall, the middle sister of three, grew up on the family homestead and sawmill site on the north bank of the Spokane River in Stevens County. She attended the local two-room school, then North Central, Eastern Washington State College (EWU), and the University of Alaska, where she received her Masters in Education degree. Her first archeological dig was at Spokane House in the summer of 1952. Her January presentation will be about Spokane House, the commercial trading site of global reach which involved indigenous tribes and three Euro-North American entities and company flags. It is now under the auspices of Riverside State Park.

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.

Pete Wyman has been interested in Northwest history for decades.  Originally from Boise, has a BA and MA in Economics from the University of Washington – Seattle. He taught for 42 years at EWU and SFCC, including classes in Northwest History.  Pete will speak on Escure Ranch, a 19th century sheep ranch in Eastern Washington. The land includes Towell Falls, and is now BLM property.

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Blue Beads: A Sketch of Spokane House

Ann Fackenthall

Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room.  The image to the left is courtesy of Ann Fackenthall and Peter Wyman. The image above is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection.