- Spokane Public Radio http://kpbx.org/INHM Inland Northwest History Moment is a collaboration of Spokane Public Radio and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC), in celebration of 100 Stories, the museum’s centennial exhibition. Click a title to find the podcast, an image and the written story, along with resources for further exploration. Inland Northwest History Moment: Sewing Machine Storyteller Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:26:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2025-inland-northwest-history-moment-sewing-machine-storyteller Pearl Allen recorded family moments on fabric of all sizes, from tablecloths to hot pads and diploma cases. 2025 Inland Northwest History Moment: Uranium Fever Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:02:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2000-inland-northwest-history-moment-uranium-fever   This episode describes the beginning of the Midnight Mine on the Spokane Indian Reservation.  2000 Inland Northwest History Moment: Traditional Weaver Joey Lavador Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:20:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2005-inland-northwest-history-moment-traditional-weaver-joey-lavador Joey Lavadour shared the weaving legacy by teaching his family and other tribal members, helping to revive the tradition on the Umatilla Reservation. 2005 Inland Northwest History Moment: The Doll Who Crossed the Sea Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:49:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2004-inland-northwest-history-moment-the-doll-who-crossed-the-sea In 1927, Japan sent the US 58 "friendhsip dolls." Although most of the dolls were lost during the war, Washington's doll, Miss Tokushima, ended up at the MAC.  2004 Inland Northwest History Moment: Summer of Fire Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:54:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2001-inland-northwest-history-moment-summer-of-fire In 1889, 32 downtown blocks of Spokane Falls burned. Landlord Daniel Dwight ventured into the rubble and returned with souvenirs, like these melted poker chips. 2001 Inland Northwest History Moment: Small Town Survival and the Fonk's Variety Store Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:44:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2026-inland-northwest-history-moment-small-town-survival-and-the-fonk-s-variety-store Colville, Washington welcomed the opening of a Fonk’s store 1939. Its neon sign hung on their Main Street until 2001 when it re-appeared in an opening exhibit at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture in Spokane.  2026 Inland Northwest History Moment: Second Wave of Feminism Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:04:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2024-inland-northwest-history-moment-second-wave-of-feminism Marion Moos was a founding member of Spokane's chapter of the National Organization for Women and ran a feminist bookstore in Spokane for four years. 2024 Inland Northwest History Moment: Kaiser Aluminum's Potlines Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:35:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-1334-inland-northwest-history-moment-kaiser-aluminum-s-potlines Michael Cain describes his experience working at Kaiser Aluminum in 1980 and 1981. 1334 Inland Northwest History Moment: Petland Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:51:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2023-inland-northwest-history-moment-petland Artist Kathryn Glowen created an art collection, "Petland," as a tribute to her friend Mamie Rand's life as a pet store owner, accountant, and amateur musician.  2023 Inland Northwest History Moment: New Deal for Art Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:34:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2006-inland-northwest-history-moment-new-deal-for-art The Spokane Art Center was a dynamic force in the community, as thousands of adults and children enrolled in free classes during the Great Depression.  2006 Inland Northwest History Moment: Extraordinary Inventor Royal Riblet Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:41:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2003-inland-northwest-history-moment-extraordinary-inventor-royal-riblet Royal Riblet invented a square wheel, pigeon-hole parking, and other extraordinarily innovative designs.  2003 Inland Northwest History Moment: Comfort King Combine Cabs Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:22:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-2002-inland-northwest-history-moment-comfort-king-combine-cabs Mike Johnson invented the Comfort King Combine Cab for tractors to protect farmers from the elements. His plant installed as many as 100 cabs per year for local farmers.  2002 Inland Northwest History Moment: Mayor James E. Chase Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:42:00 -0700 http://kpbx.org/INHM-entry-1335-inland-northwest-history-moment-mayor-james-e-chase This episode tells the story of Spokane's first African American mayor, James Chase. 1335