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A.M. Cannon:  
A.M. Cannon and his partner J.J. Browne purchased half of (what was then known as Spokan Falls) from James Glover.  These men were instrumental in the birth of Spokane and were also instrumental in the birth of Greenwood.  A.M. Cannon was the main incorporator and operator of Greenwood Cemetery Association.

James Glover:
(1837 - 1921) is considered the founding father of Spokane.  In 1871 two men, James Downing and Seth Scranton, had built a sawmill at the south bank of the Spokane Falls. Glover and his partner Jasper Matheney, coming from Oregon, had recognized the investment potential and bought the claim of 160 acres and the sawmill from Downing and Scranton. Later Glover would become one of Spokane's first bankers and mayor.

Amasa Campbell
Amasa Campbell made his fortune in mining.  In 1889, he built a large Tudor Revival house in Spokane.  Campbell's daughter gave the estate to the Eastern Washington State Historical Society in 1924, after her mother's death.

Rev. H.T. Cowley
Was a missionary in Spokane Falls.  Longtime pioneer, --- he also owned The Chronicle.  A daily evening newspaper, that was formed in 1886.   Under Cowley, the Chronicle refused to accept ads for liquor and gambling establishments. 

Cowles Family
W.H. Cowles brought the Mourning Spokesman to Spokane Falls in 1891. The name was changed to The Spokesman-Review in 1894.

Jimmie Durkin
Durkin was born in 1859 and immigrated to Brooklyn and then to Colville where he opened a liquor store.  Durkin came to Spokane in 1897 and opened a saloon. He then branched out into liquor stores and liquor distribution. He became one of the wealthiest men in Spokane. 

Chief Garry 
Chief Garry was also referred to as Spokane Garry.  He was a Native American leader who was born approximately in 1811 at the Maian Indian Village at the junction of Spokane and Little Spokane River.   His father was a tribal chief of the Smahoomenaish.  However, they were often mistakenly called the Middle Spokanes by traders and settlers and the name stuck.



May Arkwright Hutton:
(1860-1915) Washington state women received the vote in 1910.  Spokane's best-known suffrage advocate was the colorful and outspoken May Arkwright Hutton, wife of Levi Hutton, and partner in his Hercules Mine and other enterprises.  Although not always accepted by Spokane's society matrons, she was influential on state and national levels and eventually became a local heroine.  

Senator C.C. Dill
(1884 - 1978) Dill was a politician from Washington.   He was born in Know County, Ohio and moved to Spokane as a teacher in 1908.   In 1910 he became an attorney and began his political career.   Dill served two terms in the House of Representatives . he was then a member of the US Senate for two terms.  Source: Wikipedia

Catherine Sager Pringle
(Born 1835) Was one of seven children born to Naomi and Henry Sager.  In 1844 the family of seven took part in the westward migration along the Oregon Trail.  The Sager parents lost their lives leaving the 7 children orphans.  The children were adopted by missionaries who were also later killed.  Catherine Sager wrote a first hand account of their journey across the plains and life with their adoptive family. This account is regarded as one of the most authentic accounts of the American westward migration.  Source: Wikipedia




*Map of locations can be picked up at:
The Cottage
508 N. Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224