Join the Westerners for a trip to the town of Republic, Wa. This is an Inland Empire Tour hosted by Dick Jensen (509) 747-1335. Our tour guide will be Sue Walker. She grew up in Republic and promises to give us a local’s point of view. Republic is also the home of the Patsy Clark Gold Mine. John Richards is a descendent of Patsy Clark and will share with us about the history of the mine. Learn about Ranald MacDonald, pictured on the left. The tour includes lunch at the Republic Brewing Company. Just make your reservations. Here is a link to the Republic Historical Museum. http://www.ferrycountyhs.org/index.html Call today for your reservation (509) 747-1335.
August 21, 2014, join Inland Empire Tours for another day with John Caskey and the topic is "Lincoln and Spokane County Ghost Towns".
We will visit towns west of Spokane. like historic Lincoln County which is central to the farming and railroad industries. We will learn the history and tour the once thriving cities of Sprague and Harrington. We will also stop at the Museum in Davenport and hear about the communities inundated by the Columbia River dams at Ft. Spokane. On our way home we will view Native American pictographs and visit the site of the Spokane House (1810), the earliest permanent non-Indian settlement in Washington. Call Inland Empire Tours (509)747-1335
John Caskey will be speaking about the history of hats. Each month he has a new hat to show us. In this picture he is wearing the Top Hat and his wife, Catherine is wearing the American Lady's Bonnet. http://www.twodogcitytours.com