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– Journal-Times photo, Feb. 6, 1947

A photo from 75 years ago – The newly organized Ritzville girls team ran into tough competition in their first game Saturday night, but will travel to Spokane tonight for a return game with the Marine Club lassies. Back row: Ann Lucas, Lucille Danekas, Josey Schafer, Ruth Dietrich, Amelia Haight and Dorothy Miller. Second row: Elma Heimbigner, Frances Thaut, Mae Telecky and Esther Wellsandt. Front row: Elsie Schroll, Opal Rowe and Celia Ann Streeter.

100 years ago

The Ritzville


Feb. 9, 1922

General Goethals gets first

view of Columbia Basin

General G.W. Goethals, in company with engineers of the Columbia Basin project, has spent the past week in going over the project and getting a first hand view of it.

From Spokane, the party first went to Albany Falls, Idaho, above Newport, where the damsite on the Pend Oreille river was viewed. The route of the canal from Newort down to the Little Spokane River across the Spokane River, tunneling under the city of Spokane to Hangman Creek, which would be converted into a great storage...

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