“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Spokane County Washington Historical Markers

Lucy Friedlander Covington (1910 – 1982) Marker image, Touch for more information
By Jerry Klinger, May 8, 2019
Lucy Friedlander Covington (1910 – 1982) Marker
Washington (Spokane County), Cheney — Lucy Friedlander Covington (1910 – 1982)
From the 1940s – 1960s, U.S. Indian Policy was Termination. The policy strove for Native American Tribes to sell their lands to the government. The Tribes would disband and “assimilate” into American society, ending their unique . . . — Map (db m134142) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Deep Creek Community — Camp Washington
Commemorating the establishing of Camp Washington by Governor Isaac I. Stevens on the site in front of this monument where he and Gen'l then Captain George B McClellan and their military and engineering forces met and camped from October . . . — Map (db m45328) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Fairchild — The Battle of Spokane Plains
was fought near this spot on September 5, 1858 in which U.S. troops under command of Col. George Wright defeated the allied — Coeur d'Alene Palouse, and Spokane Indians — Map (db m3817) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Four Lakes — Battle of Four Lakes
On this historic ground, Sept. 1, 1858, 700 soldiers under Col Geo. Wright, U.S.A. routed 5,000 allied indians. Four days later, the rallied hostiles were decisively defeated in a running battle. They sued for mercy, and have ever since . . . — Map (db m3816) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Hite — Colville - Walla Walla Road
Erected to the Explorers, Fur Traders Missionaries Soldiers and Pioneers who made an Indian Trail the Colville - Walla Walla Road 1811 — Map (db m3734) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Spokane — Temple Beth Shalom House of Peace - 1892
Jews have participated in the social, economic and political life of the Pacific Northwest from the earliest period of exploration and settlement. Temple Emanu-El, erected at 3th and Madison was the first permanent Jewish House of Worship . . . — Map (db m134350) HM
Washington (Spokane County), Spokane — The Great Fire of 1889 Water Pumping Plant
About 6 P.M. Sunday, Aug. 4, 1889 a fire started in a small restaurant six blocks south of here. It soon spread into an uncontrollable inferno which destroyed three-fourths of the business district. Miraculously only two lives were lost. . . . — Map (db m88665) HM

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