Mount Spokane

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Located just 25 northeast of Spokane, Mount Spokane has been a popular winter and summer recreation area for many years. The area around the 5,883-foot peak is rugged and covered with dense forest and plant habitat. As the population around the area grew during the last half of the 19th century, more people and community leaders got involved with Mount Spokane. In 1927, the area became a state park. Skiing has long since been popular on the mountain, and today the skiing tradition continues stronger than ever. For the first time, this book brings together the complete history and photograph collection of Mount Spokane. This photographic history covers not only skiing but also early auto tour trips, a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and a Spokane television station that built its transmitting tower on the summit of a mountain. Today, Mount Spokane is a 13,919-acre park, the largest state park in Washington.
ISBN: 9780738595436
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of America
Images: 195
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Duane Becker lives with his wife in Elk, Washington, where they raised two children. He has been employed as a professional musician for many years. Duane developed a passion for history and preservation at an early age. Currently, he is the vice president of the Pend Oreille County Historical Society and Museum in Newport, Washington.
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