Westerners Speakers Team
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Est. 1955

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

Mt Spokane, Mt St Michael & FR. Cataldo

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Bird Aviation Museum & Farragut Park and Brig Museum

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.

Jul 25, Thu; begins 8:00 AM Mount Spokane offers a 360 degree
view point at the Vista House. Today, Robert Heacock will share his
map reading knowledge and equipment to spotlight the landscape
features. From 5883 feet in elevation, you can see Spokane city
and it also boasts views of Idaho, Montana, Canada and eastern
Washington. At Mt. St. Michael, see the beautiful chapel, see the
Jesuit Priest Cemetery, find the original site of Mt ST Michael, and
learn the connection to FR Cataldo to this site and Gonzaga. We'll
conclude the day with a stop at Gonzaga archives. Pkg includes
admissions, lunch, trans., and tour guides. RSVP by Jul. 18.
#190725. . . $65

Lewis and Clark at St. Louis

Tony and Suzanne Bamone

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

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. 

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.

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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

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.