Est. 1955

Westerners Spokane CORRAL 

Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room.  The image to the left is courtesy of Dr. Charles V. Mutschler. The image above is courtesy of the Nostalgia Magazine Collection. 

Sharing PACIFIC Northwest HISTORY

Cheney Depot & ADM Mill 

Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224.  Contact Barbara Leiss by March 17th, for reservations.  Barbara's email is  and phone number is 509-276-5927  (please do not call in the early morning hours).

On March 21, 2019, our speakers are Susan Beeman and Terry Mourning.  Their topic will be "Saving our Station (SOS!): The Cheney Depot Restoration Project."

Susan, who is on the Cheney Historic Preservation Commission (an advisory board to the City Council on matters of history and heritage) will review the history and significance of the depot, its association with Governor Clarence Martin, and the role rail transportation played in the development of the town of Cheney. She will also discuss the formation of the nonprofit Cheney Depot Society, and the group's efforts to relocate, rehabilitate, and re-purpose the iconic 1929 Spanish Mission-style depot.

Terry is an architect/designer and is employed as a building inspector for the Cheney Building Department. He will discuss the physical features of the building, and how national historic preservation guidelines will be applied to update the depot for contemporary use.  In his spare time, he is a Civil War reenactor and history buff.

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.

Westerners Speakers Team
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