The purpose of the Westerners Spokane Corral is to bring together in warm fellowship men and women who have a common interest in Pacific Northwest history. The Spokane Corral meets the third Thursday of every month, except July and August. Westerners encourage historical research and popularize western lore and history through publication, awards and preservation of archival records, documents and other evidence of the Pacific Northwest.  Call Sheriff John Caskey (509)863-2519. Send mail to:  The Westerners Spokane Corral, P.O. Box 1717, Spokane, WA 99210 for more information.  We meet the third Thursday of every month, except July and August.  Meeting time is 5:30PM for dinner and 7:00PM for the speaker at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 South Windsor Drive, Spokane.

Bob Weldin















John & Catherine Caskey



October 16, 2014, "The Artifacts of Mining History" by Bob Weldin.

Bob Weldin is a published author and speaker on such subjects as mining history, mineral deposits, wilderness areas and humor.

A graduate of University of Idaho, College of Mines he did post graduate work in geology at Easter Washington University. He is past chairman of the Columbia Section of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. He is past vice president of the Washington State Chapter of the American Institute of Professional Geologist and a Certified Professional Geologist in the state of Idaho.  He is the author of The Dry Diggin’s Club.


Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by
October 13th, for reservations.  Pat's email is patholien@comcast.net  and phone number is 509-466-2439.


History of Hats

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




Tony and Suzanne Bamonte have a new book out. It was written for the Spokane Association of Realtor's Centennial  Spokane Our Early History; Under All Is The Land, it is available at Auntie's bookstore or order through:

Tornado Creek Publications
P.O. Box 8625
Spokane, Washington 99203
(509) 838-7114

(Thanks to Suzanne and Tony Bamonte, for editing and finishing this important book about Spokane's history, it is a must read)

Upper images are courtesy of  the Northwest Room of the Spokane Public Library. The image in upper left hand side is courtesy of Bob Weldin. The fourth image is courtesy of John CaskeyThe image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.